A dark chapter in Britney Spears‘ life has finally come to a close today with the announcement that a California court has decided to make permanent the restraining order against her onetime constant companion — and self-declared manager — Sam Lutfi.

The order — which, despite the name, isn’t technically permanent (it comes up for review in three years) — forbids Sam, as well as attorney Jon Eardley — who had previously attempted to have himself declared as Brit’s lawyer — from coming within 100 yards of the superstar, or any of her places of business. It also covers Brit’s family, including her two young sons, Jayden James and Sean Preston, and their father Kevin Federline.

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