Love’s sister, Jaimee, was present in court this morning when the judge handed down the five-year restraining order against Sam Lutfi. The order protects Love, her sister, and Love’s daughter, Frances Bean Cobain.
In issuing the order, the judge noted that Lutfi “seems to prey upon people” and made the order for five years instead of the usual three.
At one point during the hearing, the judge even recognized Lutfi from his days with Spears and remarked, “Why do people get involved with someone like that?
As The Blast first reported, Courtney Love got a temporary restraining order against Lutfi last month.
At the time, Love’s attorney, Howard King, told The Blast, “The escalating verbal harassment and threats of Sam Lutfi left no choice for Courtney and her family but to seek protection. The Cobains are grateful for the anti-harassment order issued by the Los Angeles Superior Court against Mr. Lutfi and the powers it provides law enforcement to assure that Mr. Lutfi terminates all contact with the family.”
Lufti served as Spears’ manager during the mid-2000s when Spears famously melted down and was hospitalized on several occasions. He later sued Spears and her family for defamation; the lawsuit settled years later.
Most recently, Lutfi has been in the middle of the ongoing legal drama between Frances Bean and her ex-husband, Isaiah Silva.