Britney Spears’s restraining order against one-time pal Sam Lutfi may have been temporary, but their friendship is permanently over.
The pop star’s court-appointed attorney, Samuel D. Ingham III, told the Associated Press that he will not seek to extend the restraining order in court on Thursday – because Spears has cut all ties with Lutfi anyway.
“Britney has made clear to everyone,” Ingham said, “that she does not want to be further harassed or contacted in any way by Osama ‘Sam’ Lutfi, now or at anytime in the future.”
Lutfi has been out of Spears’s life since February, when her father, Jamie, was granted legal control of her affairs as temporary conservator. (At the time, Britney’s mother, Lynne, accused Lutfi of drugging the singer.)
According to Ingham, the restraining order is no longer necessary because Jamie can legally control whom Britney, 26, sees: “During the temporary conservatorship, the conservators have the power to insure that Lutfi will not harm Britney anymore.”
Lutfi, it seems, will abide by the Spears family’s wishes. He said in his own statement to the AP, “Mr. Lutfi and Mr. Spears have mutually agreed in private that no hearing or order is necessary at this time.”
Ingham added that once Britney regains control of her life, she will continue to keep Lutfi out of it. “If Mr. Lutfi makes any future attempt to contact Britney after the temporary conservatorship has concluded,” he said, “Britney has made clear she will take all appropriate legal action.”
Lawyers for Jamie Spears are expected in court Thursday for a review of the conservatorship.