Spears' Mom Stands By 'Svengali' Comment About Ex-Manager

Law360, New York (October 26, 2012, 10:43 PM EDT) -- Britney Spears' mother on Friday refused to budge from allegedly defamatory statements she made about Spears' former manager in a tell-all book, insisting Sam Lutfi did tell her that he had cut the wires to her daughter's house phones in an effort to control the pop star.

Lutfi alleges in his libel suit against Lynne Spears that she falsely depicted him in her book “Through the Storm” as a “Svengali” figure who exerted a “bewildering” level of control over her daughter. Describing an encounter with him...
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