The former manager of Britney Spears sued the parents of Britney Spears.
The attorney Joseph Schleimer told jurors that Lutfi tried to keep the singer lost control in the series of events that led to his being hospitalized and placed under the care of a guardian imposed by the court. Lutfi also seeking a share of the fortune of the singer as he argues that an agreement had to be her manager in exchange for 15% of their profits.
Schleimer agreed that the case could be complicated. In his first photographs presented Spears with a shaved head and hitting a van with an umbrella. He added that one of the first actions of Lufti after being dismissed from his position as manager was to send drug sniffing dogs at the house of the singer.
"My client became the scapegoat for drug abuse and erratic behavior of Britney Spears," Schleimer said the jury.
Schleimer said Spears was using amphetamines and dogs detected a substance that the Grammy-winning singer told Lutfi was possibly methamphetamine.
Chances are that the jury heard the testimony of the singer remains under a conservatorship overseen by a judge, who ordered that is not presented at trial or to testify. The judge told Susan Schleimer Bruguera during a break that the charges during his first statement should be substantiated with evidence to be presented at trial.
Schleimer said the show with "testimony or documentary evidence."
Attorneys for Spears' parents and guardians will also present their statements to the jury.
Lutfi and the singer's parents, Jamie and Lynne Spears, were in the audience as Schleimer made her first statement to the jury of eight women and four men. Jamie Spears has not seen the photos of her daughter who was Schleimer.
Asked Lutfi million to Spears and her family, saying the singer's mother lied in his book by saying that he drugged and isolated. Also ask for a share of the profits of the singer, saying it was an important contributor to their 2007 album "Blackout" and had the right to be his manager for several years.
The case is the latest twist in the controversy between Lutfi and Spears's family and their guardians, who obtained a restraining order against him to prevent get in touch with the singer or attempted to intervene in his life. The order expired, but lawyers for the guardians are asked to pay more than $ 93,000 in legal fees, which are appealing Lutfi.
Lutfi filed suit in 2009, shortly after Spears was hospitalized and placed under supervision to monitor their health and their finances. The measure sought by Jamie Spears came after months of erratic behavior of his daughter, in which she shaved her head, spoke with a British accent and had other bizarre incidents that led him to lose custody of the two children he had with ex-husband Kevin Federline.
Lutfi was a major presence in Spears's life in that turbulent period. For states that tried to help, but Spears' parents say they cut your phone line, he hid his cell and used to paparazzi as informants.