Sam Lutfi has come out of hiding! E! News has learned that despite the restraining order filed against him by Jamie Spears, Britney's been phoning her former manager/confidant for the last several days. Sam's response: "Not true."
She's not the only one who wants to reach out to Sam. Process servers can't seem to track him down—going on nine days now—but multiple sources confirm to E! News that Lutfi attended Paris Hilton's birthday party at Area on Saturday night...in plain sight!
Inside Area, sources tell E! News that "a relaxed and happy-to-be-out again" Lutfi partied in a VIP area with other Brit-Packers Alli Sims, Hilton and Brit pal Claus Hjelmbak. "At one point, they all toasted and cheered Britney," says an Area partygoer.
Sam was seen arriving at Area around 11:15 p.m. and left around 1:30 a.m., being ushered quickly into an SUV by a security detail and driven off down La Cienega Boulevard.
Here's a hint for Jamie Spears' process servers: We hear Lutfi is currently holed up in his West L.A. apartment—and if that doesn't work, try Paris' next bash?