'X Factor' Judge Britney Spears' Cell and Internet is Restricted "For Her Protection"
It's been four years since a conservatorship was legally ordered for Britney Spears and, as part of that court ruling,"Britney's cell phone and Internet use is restricted and heavily monitored, and this is done for her protection," a source close to the situation says, according to RadarOnline.com.
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"Britney's father, Jamie, and her fiancé, 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. Furthermore, the phones have been programmed to block calls from numbers associated with Lutfi. Brit's computer usage is also restricted in the sense that certain websites are blocked. Her family doesn't want Britney reading negative stories that would upset her. Again, this is all done with love and for her well-being."
After the pop star's public meltdown in 2008, a conservatorship was deemed necessary because at that time, her family felt Britney was unable to make coherent decisions about her finances and other pressing issues — and the court agreed.
And it won't be lifted anytime soon.
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"The conservatorship won't be ending this year," a source tells Radar. "Britney's doctors and father just don't think she is ready quite yet. It very well could end at the beginning of next year. It definitely won't end until Sam Lutfi's defamation lawsuit against the Spears family has been resolved. Britney's lawyers have argued that since she is under the conservatorship she can't testify or be deposed in the Lutfi case, and the judge has agreed."
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Britney at one time had a restraining order against her former manager, but it's no longer in effect.
"After the restraining order expired, the conservators went to extra lengths to make sure that Sam wasn't able to contact Britney because there was no longer any criminal threat if he were to violate terms of the restraining order," the source says.
Sam is suing the Spears family over claims of breach of contract and is reportedly upset over the portrayal of him in the book Through the Storm, written by Britney's mom, Lynn Spears.
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