Britney Spears’ former self-professed manager failed to prove his libel and breach-of-contract claims against the singer’s parents and her caretakers, a judge who dismissed the case mid-trial ruled Thursday.
LA Superior Court Judge Suzanne Bruguera said an attorney for Sam Lutfi hadn’t proven any of his allegations in the case that centered on events before the singer’s public meltdown more than four years ago.
The case centered on many of Britney Spears’ darkest moments, including two psychiatric hospitalizations that led to her father being named conservator. Her fiance, Jason Trawick, was added as a co-conservator this year.
Spears’ parents sat through the trial, which opened with Schleimer showing videos and photos of Spears’ turbulent period, including shaving her head and hitting a sport utility vehicle with an umbrella.
In other justice news, a judge ordered Chris Brown to remain on supervised probation and make another court appearance after he completes an overseas tour. Superior Court Judge Patricia Schnegg did not address questions raised at a previous hearing about whether the R&B singer had completed the terms of his community labor sentence. He is set to begin a tour that spans several countries in Europe and South Africa on Nov. 14.