updated - May 22, 2013 Wednesday EDT
'X-Factor' judge Britney Spears is involved in a lawsuit now after Sam Lutfi, who claims to be her ex-manager, and her mother Lynne Spears are going head-to-head in a Los Angeles courtroom.
The former manager alleges that Lynne spears defamed him in her 2008 book, "Through The Storm: A Real Story of Fame and Family in a Tabloid World", and is also demanding unpaid management fees. The Spears clan says Lutfi is nothing more than a drug pusher and a gold-digger looking to make a name for himself.
Sam Lutfi was expected to testify when court resumes Tuesday in his acrimonious defamation suit against her parents, according to the Associated Press.
Barry Weiss, who headed Jive Records, the label on which Spears recorded, said his only contact from Lutfi in 2007-08 was when Weiss asked him for assurance that Spears would be on set to record a music video for her "Blackout" album.
"Britney was pretty erratic at the time," Weiss testified during trial in a defamation lawsuit brought by Lutfi against Spears' parents.
Lutfi claims he was Spears' personal manager and deserves millions as his share of her income during that period.
Lutfi says he was a caring person trying to save Spears from her own destructive tendencies during her well-documented meltdown. The trial is expected to last two weeks.
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