Ex-manager of Britney Spears says he was punched

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“How did it feel?” Schleimer asked.

“It hurt,” Lutfi replied.

Asked what he did, he said, “I ran to the game room and locked myself in.”

A lawyer for Spears said in opening statements that the father never physically assaulted Lutfi and merely touched him on the chest.

With Schleimer reading excerpts from Lynne Spears‘ book, Lutfi methodically denied every one of her accusations.

“Were you in complete control of Britney’s life?” Schleimer asked.

“No,” Lutfi said firmly.

“Did you attempt to keep Britney’s family away?” he was asked.

“To the contrary, sir,” Lutfi answered.

He denied cutting wires to phone lines in the house and hiding Britney’s cellphones. He also said he never drugged the superstar.

Court proceedings ended for the day and were set to resume Thursday.

Lutfi is suing for damages for defamation and for a 15 percent share of the millions of dollars Britney made while he was with her.

The singer remains under the conservatorship of her father and has been told by a judge not to attend or testify in the trial.

She has made a remarkable comeback from her hard times, now acting as a judge on TV’s “The X Factor.”

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