Sam Lutfi Denied Britney’s Psychiatric Exam To Prove Case

Sam Lutfi, Britney Spears

Ex-manager Sam Lutfi, who's suing Britney for unpaid management fees, wanted Britney's 2008 drug test results to prove his innocence against allegations saying he drugged her. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Zaven Sinanian ruled today Lutfi will NOT get the results, according to new reports.

The judge also denied Lutfi's lawyer, Joseph Schleimer, access to reports filed by Britney's child visitation monitors during the her dark times that led to a court-imposed conservatorship. Schleimer argued those reports would contradict other Spears family accusations against Lutfi, including that he cut the entertainer's telephone wires.

"Sinanian agreed with the singer's conservatorship lawyers that allowing the psychological examination would run afoul of an April 27 sealed order by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Reva Goetz, who has supervised the 29-year-old singer since imposing the conservatorship three years ago."

"That's not going to happen," the judge said about overruling the previous decision.

Schleimer said he wanted the psychological exam of Britney because he believes an independent therapist would disagree with claims by the conservatorship attorneys that she's not competent to testify in a deposition. He said he wants to depose Britney to help persuade a jury that Lutfi had an agreement with her concerning his management fees.

According to a declaration by UCLA psychiatrist Joshua Pretsky on behalf of Lutfi, Britney is competent to testify because she granted an interview to Ryan Seacrest earlier this year in which she "responded logically and coherently to questions, evidencing logical thinking and mental competency."

Britney's also participated in several other highly-publicized interviews since.

"I don't think she will deny there was a contract," Schleimer said. "I need her testimony to corroborate my client."