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Many of the claims were included in court filings used to obtain the conservatorship, but Lynne Spears included them in her 2008 book “Through the Storm: A Real Story of Fame and Family in a Tabloid World.”

Lutfi is suing for libel based on three chapters in the book that describe him as a “general” to the paparazzi and portray him as a man trying to manipulate not only the singer, but her mother.

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Anthony McCartney can be reached at http://twitter.com/mccartneyAP.