Britney Spearsâ€™ Ex-Manager Sam Lutfi Denies Writing â€˜Fake Emailsâ€™, Claims She Was FORCED To Break Her Silence Amid Mental Health Drama
April 24, 2019
Britney Spearsâ€™ former manager Sam Lutfi doesnâ€™t want you to believe anything the pop star seemingly writes on her Instagram page â€” especially the claims that he once crafted emails in her name.
The 44-year-old producer took to Twitter on Wednesday to deny the accusations he posed as Britney in a series of emails that have reportedly been going around as of late, insisting the claims were made up by the singerâ€™s camp as a way of â€œovershadow[ing] the FreeBritney movement.â€
Related:Â Britneyâ€™s BF Says Thereâ€™s No Need â€˜To Worryâ€™ Amid Mental Health Struggles
As we reported, the 37-year-old shared an Instagram update on her mental health Tuesday, telling her fans that â€œall is wellâ€ amid her stint in a mental health facility and that sheâ€™ll be back in the spotlight soon. The video came with a lengthy caption, in which she blamed the recent controversy on â€œemailsâ€ that were allegedly written by Sam. She wrote:
â€œThese fake emails everywhere were crafted by Sam Lutfi years agoâ€¦ I did not write them. He was pretending to be me and communicating with my team with a fake email address.â€
Sam hit back at the claims hours later, suggesting that the Grammy winner was forced to make a video statement by her management. Captioning the message, â€œNice try Lou but this isnâ€™t going to work this time around,â€ (referring to Spearsâ€™ business manager, Lou Taylor) he wrote:
â€œBritneyâ€™s Instagram post has accused me of fabricating e-emails of hers that have been circulating recently. I can unequivocally state that I never wrote nor had access to her email. Her teamâ€™s desperate attempt to deflect negative attention onto me (yet again) is a rather ineffective way to overshadow the FreeBritney movement. In addition to making certain people in her camp look bad, the e-mails in question show a woman capable of running her own life, a narrative they apparently want to hide.â€
See his full tweet (below):
The emails in question purportedly show Britney trashing her father, Jamie Spears, who had recently been accused in an episode ofÂ theÂ Britneyâ€™s GramÂ podcastÂ of controlling the pop star against her will.
According to The Blastâ€˜s sources, the emails definitely didnâ€™t come from Britney, because sheâ€™s never had an email account in her entire life.Â But Sam, who was the Toxic songstressâ€™s manager during her breakdown in 2007, insists that he wasnâ€™t behind the emails either.
Related: Britney Returns To Movies â€” Get The Deets On Her Upcoming Horror Cameo!
After denying the claims, the El Lay nativeÂ went on to retweet a series of posts in support of #FreeBritney â€” a hashtag being shared by fans who fear that the singer is being held against her will at the LA-area mental health facility she reportedly checked herself into earlier this month.
One of the posts Sam retweeted reads:
Britney clearly didnâ€™t write that caption and that generic video message? Nah huns. Since when has @britneyspears ever named and shamed anyone or even threw shade at @SamLutfi? Itâ€™s a diversion! #FreeBritney pic.twitter.com/jRaUif9CfF
â€” Leigh Van Bryan (@LeighBryan) April 24, 2019
Amid the undying con-Spears-ity, Britneyâ€™s team has been making an effort to show that she is, in fact, back on the road to recovery.
On Tuesday afternoon, the mother-of-two was spotted leaving a frozen yogurt shop with a security guard and her handler. She was seen wearing a white dress and sandals and remained silent whenÂ asked if she wanted to give any messages to those wondering about her mental health.
â€œAll is wellâ€¦â€ / (c) Britney Spears/InstagramBut minutes later, she released her Instagram video update â€” wearing a completely different outfit â€” and told her fans that she â€œjust needed time to dealâ€ while her family was â€œgoingÂ through a lot of stress and anxiety.â€Â She added in the caption:
â€œMy situation is unique, but I promise Iâ€™m doing whatâ€™s best at this moment. You may not know this about me, but I am strong, and stand up for what I want! Your love and dedication is amazing, but what I need right now is a little bit of privacy to deal with all the hard things that life is throwing my way. If you could do that, I would be forever grateful. Love you.â€
It sounds like Britney really just wants privacy right nowâ€¦ or, according to Sam, her management wants privacy for her.
What do U think about all this, Perezious readers!?
[Image via WENN/Instagram]