Britney Spears' former nanny to testify in Sam Lutfi trial

Britney Spears finally has her personal and professional life back on track, bagging a high-profile position as a judge on The X-Factor and marriage proposal from agent Jason Trawick.

But trouble is looming for the the vulnerable pop star as her public meltdown is set to be dredged up in a Los Angeles courtroom again this week.

Former manager Sam Lutfi is suing the singer and her parents for breach of contract, defamation and libel and RadarOnline has reported that Lourdes Torres, a former nanny for Britney's children, will testify that the singer has been emotionally manipulated throughout her court-mandated conservatorship.



She also claims that she quit her job because she was 'so disturbed' by what she saw happening to the singer, a source said, adding: '[Torres] isn't after money, she just wants the truth to come out and it will be shocking.'

The trial is expected to last close to three weeks, with Lutfi, Britney's fiance, Jason Trawick and her parents scheduled to testify.

Lutfi also filed papers at Los Angeles County Superior Court in September asking a judge to make The former Disney star available as a witness.

But Britney will not be taking the stand as, according to Fox News, the judge has ruled it could potentially cause her 'irreparable harm and immediate danger.'



Spears' legal team have successfully prevented the singer from having any contact with Lutfi for the past three years by having a restraining order granted against him.

Spears' father applied for the order in 2009 claiming: 'Mr Lutfi has 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.'

And since the restraining orders have expired, Britney's team have restricted her cellphone and Internet usage to ensure that Lutfi is not able to contact her.

A source told RadarOnline.com
: ‘Britney's cell phone and internet use is restricted and heavily monitored, and this is done for her protection.

‘Britney's father Jamie and her fiance Jason want to make sure that her former manager, Sam Lutfi, isn't able to contact her'.

'Britney and Jason essentially share a cell phone, and it's routinely checked to see who has been calling.’

The 30-year-old, who was committed to a psychiatric ward in 2008, is also not allowed access any gossip websites to prevent her from seeing any negative stories about herself.

But despite the fact that a judge has ruled that Britney isn't mentally competent enough to testify, a source told RadarOnline that Lutfi's lawyers are still pushing the issue.

While it is unlikely the singer will ever testify, if she did the source says: It would be explosive for so many reasons.'

Jury selection began last Friday and will continue on Tuesday, with opening statements expected later in the week.



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