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Britney Spears's Bizarre World

Mom details pop star's troubled life in restraining order bid

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Britney Spears's Bizarre World

FEBRUARY 5--As if anyone needs another glimpse into the lunacy that is Britney Spears's life (and that of her assorted footmen and paparazzi cohorts), the singer's mother has filed a court declaration purporting to describe how her troubled daughter came under the sway of a manipulative manager who drugged the pop star and drove her further from reality.

In a Los Angeles Superior Court filing, Lynne Spears describes a series of increasingly bizarre episodes at her daughter's Los Angeles home, where the performer was regularly in the company of businessman Osama (Sam) Lutfi.

The declaration, a copy of which you'll find here, was filed by the elder Spears in support of a temporary restraining order application against Lutfi. That request was granted last week by an L.A. court commissioner who ordered Lutfi to stay away from Spears, who is now confined to a psychiatric ward at the UCLA Medical Center.

In a court form accompanying her declaration, Lynne Spears, 52, alleges that Lutfi "drugged Britney. He has cut Britney's home phone line and removed her cell phone chargers. He yells at her. He claims to control everything--Britney's business manager, her attorneys and the security guards at the gate."

The court declaration--itself brimming with the kind of Spears-brand crazy that has filled tabloids for months--portrays the 26-year-old performer as manic, agitated, and delusional. But you knew that already. (6 pages)