Lynne Spears, Britney Spears’ mother, has claimed her daughter’s former manager crushed drugs into the singer’s food.
Lynne Spears has told a US court that Osama “Sam” Lufti admitted to her that he did it five years ago to help Britney sleep.
At the time, Britney Spears was going through a public meltdown where she shaved her head, temporarily lost custody of her children and was briefly hospitalized.
Sam Lufti is suing Lynne Spears, saying she wrote lies about him.
Lynne Spears has been giving evidence in her defence.
On the claims Britney’s food was drugged in 2007, Lynne Spears told the court: “Those were his exact words.”
“I was very worried and I didn’t know what to do so I tried to get her away from there.”
She also claims Sam Lufti cut off Britney Spears’ communication by detaching her phone lines.
On cross-examination, Lynne Spears said that despite her worry about Britney she didn’t call police.
She also admitted that she was estranged from her daughter for a brief period in 2007 and Osama Lufti told her he wanted to help reunite them.
The accusations refer to the year Osama Lufti said he was Britney Spears’ manager, before he was let go from her team in 2008.
Sam Lufti is suing the star’s parents and Britney herself. He says Lynne Spears made damaging claims about him in her 2008 book Through the Storm.
He is also suing Jamie Spears, the singer’s father, for punching him.
Osama Lufti is seeking a share of Britney Spears’ fortune saying he had an agreement to act as her manager in exchange for 15% of her earnings.
He’s always maintained he was a friend of Britney Spears who tried to help the singer get clean of drugs.
Britney Spears, now 30, has since made a comeback, most recently with a judging slot on The X-Factor USA.
She’s not expected to appear at the trial.