Authorities Deny Spears Restraining Order Reports
The Los Angeles Sheriff's department has denied reports BRITNEY SPEARS has filed a restraining order against her paparazzo boyfriend ADNAN GHALIB, insisting no such order has been issued to the star. The troubled singer was alleged to have ditched Ghalib over the weekend (19-20Jan08) after accusing him of using her to sell photos via his agency employers, Finalpixx. And further reports claimed Spears' close pal Sam Lutfi had shown the papers detailing the legal action taken out against Ghalib to two members of the paparazzi on Saturday night (19Jan08), reports People.com. One of the photographers, who was invited to party with Spears on Saturday, recalls, "Britney asked us to leave the cameras in the car, and she poured some champagne for us. She was very sweet. "Sam was telling us to not worry about Adnan because they have filed a restraining order against him." But authorities in L.A. are "not aware" of any emergency protective orders involving Spears and Ghalib, and the paparazzo himself insists he has not received any notification of a restraining order. In a statement issued by the Brit via Finalpixx, he says: "All I can say is that I have not been in contact with Britney since early Friday morning. "The reason being, that I have has to attend a family funeral in Santa Barbara. My phone has been off during this time out of respect for my family. I am only now becoming aware of what is being said. I hope to be back home in Los Angeles soon and to be in contact with Miss Spears."