BRITNEY SPEARS has fallen out with her longtime companion/manager SAM LUTFI after the pair broke into a screaming match outside her Hollywood mansion on Monday night (28Jan08).
Spears was seen arguing with Lutfi while sitting in his parked car at the front gate of the private Los Angeles community The Summit. She later emerged from the vehicle in tears and sat on the street curb for 20 minutes, before calling her on/off boyfriend, paparazzo Adnan Ghalib, to pick her up.
But Ghalib was denied entrance to the complex by the gate’s guards, after they were reportedly instructed by Lutfi to keep the British-born photographer out.
He reportedly text messaged Lutfi to find out why he wasn’t being granted access to the estate, to which Lutfi responded by telling him to leave, insisting his presence in Spears’ life was going to “kill” the troubled star.
Lutfi’s message, captured by Hollywood.tv, reads, “You need to cease all contact with her completely. I’ve tried to work with you helping her but you didn’t do as asked. Only way to help now is disappear. She’s never been this way before.”
But in a statement released by Ghalib through his photo agency employers Finalpixx, he explains: “The truth is that Sam Lutfi started an argument with Britney and the two ended up in a screaming fight.
“Sam continued to verbally abuse Britney as she sat barefoot on the curb at her Summit home crying holding her dog London.
“Britney called Adnan for help and he heard the distress in her voice and drove to the Summit immediately. While outside the gates he was denied access as Sam Lutfi had informed the guards that he was not allowed entry. When Adnan then tried to call Britney it seems that Sam had turned all of her cell phones off.”
And the dramatic events of Monday night continued when police were called to Spears’ residence around 7pm after a neighbor reported a swam of paparazzi were “stepping onto the grounds” of the private community, according to Los Angeles police officer Mike Lopez.