Britney Spears' paparazzo ex-boyfriend Adnan Ghalib has backed the singer's former manager SAM LUTFI in a defamation suit filed against the star and her parents.
Lutfi filed suit against the Spears family in February (09) accusing them of defamation, libel, battery, breach of contract, and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
He alleges comments Lynne Spears made in court - and later repeated in her book Through The Storm - including allegations Lutfi is a "Svengali", a "fake", and a "predator" subjected him to public ridicule.
According to court documents, Lutfi is "constantly in fear for my life", and he has now enlisted Ghalib as a character witness in the case.
Ghalib has written a declaration, claiming Lynne's assertions that Sam was effectively holding Britney hostage were false, reports TMZ.com.
Spears - who romanced Ghalib back in 2007 - was granted a restraining order in March (09) against her ex, banning the snapper from going within 100 yards of her or her family members for the next three years. Lutfi was issued a similar order weeks later.