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Lutfi Ordered to Stay Away from Britney for Three Years

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Apr 29, 2009 | 4:52am EDT

Britney Spears' former manager Sam Lutfi has been ordered to stay away from the pop superstar for three years.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Aviva Bobb issued a harsh restraining order against Lutfi and his legal associate Jon Eardley on Tuesday.

Both men must stay at least 100 yards away from Britney, her two sons, and her family members' homes.

Under the terms of the new order, they cannot contact the singer via phone, mail or email.

Spears' father Jamie filed the restraining order request in January, after learning Lutfi had attempted to contact his daughter over Christmas, going so far as to smuggle a cell phone to the singer in a hotel.

Lutfi's attorney, Bryan Freedman, tells People.com he plans to appeal the order on his client's behalf, stating, "Never before in history has a restraining order been issued against someone who answered another person's cries for help."

Lutfi has filed a lawsuit against the Spears family for defamation and battery.

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