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Report: Britney Spears Was Abusing Methamphetamine at Time of Head Shaving Incident

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Oct. 19 2012, Published 3:06 p.m. ET

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One of the most shocking moments in recent pop-culture history has to be the moment Britney Spears walked into an L.A. hair salon and shaved her head in front of a plethora of paparazzi.

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The act seemed puzzling back in 2007, but during the bombshell courtcase between Sam Lufti and the Spears clan (Sam is suing for libel), her ex-manager claims that Brit was battling a pretty severe drug problem at the time.

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Sam alleges that Britney was using crystal methamphetamine and was so petrified a judge would court-order a hair sample to test for the substance that she decided to shave her head. The X-Factor judge was also hospitalized in January 2008, which Sam blames on prescription pill overdose.

Rather than being an enabler, Sam's attorney says he was "terrified" of her overdosing on his watch and attempted to keep the singer away from drugs. In fact, he claims to have hired drug-sniffing dogs for her mansion in a last-ditch effort to get Britney clean.

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Unfortunately, this works in direct opposition to what Lynn Spears wrote in her 2008 book, Through the Storm: A Real Story of Fame and Family in a Tabloid World. In that memoir, she paints Sam as an evil manipulator who isolated and drugged the pop star.

Sam would like a portion of Britney's profits from her 2007 album, Blackout, and a few million dollars in reparations for the alleged defamations in Lynn's book.

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