London: Britney Spears court case has been dismissed mid-trial after her former confidante and self-professed manager Sam Lufti failed to prove any of his libel and breach-of-contract claims against the singer’s parents and her caretakers.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Suzanne Bruguera said an attorney for Lutfi hadn’t proven any of his claims in the case that centered on events before the singer’s public meltdown more than four years ago.
Lutfi’s side rested its case Tuesday, but Bruguera agreed with arguments by attorneys for Spears’ father and her conservators that there wasn’t sufficient evidence to send any of his claims to a jury, the Mirror reported.
Lutfi had sued Lynne Spears for libel, and sued the singer’s father, Jamie, for allegedly hitting him at the singer’s mansion in an incident shortly before Jamie Spears and others were granted control over the singer’s life.
He also claimed that he was owed a 15 percent share of the singer’s earnings, but Bruguera disagreed.