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Britney Trying to Break Free?

The trial surrounding Britney Spears and the restraining order against Sam Lutfi gets more complicated as the former manager's sister revealed Brit asked for her help to break free from pop Jamie!


Lutfi's younger sister, Christina, testified in a Los Angeles courtroom Wednesday that she recently snuck the "Womanizer" singer (pictured with Lutfi in 2007) a cell phone during a secret rendezvous at the Beverly Hills hotel -- because Spears wanted to contact Sam, against whom she currently has a restraining order!

"Britney told me she wanted to get a hold of Sam," confessed Christina, as reported by People magazine. "She wanted him to help her find a lawyer, and wanted someone to get a prepaid cell phone to her. She was scared because her father was blackmailing her with visitation rights over her kids."

Spears allegedly asked Lutfi to meet her in the sauna at the gym of the Peninsula Hotel -- and, according to Christina, Brit pleaded for help. "She asked me, 'Will Sam be able to help me?'" Christina told the court. The phone was later discovered by Britney's security, and confiscated.

Conversely, Blair Berk, a lawyer for Jamie Spears, testified that the pop mom was terrified of Lutfi. "She was in such fear, she asked if I could get Sam arrested, to keep him away from her," Berk said.

Brit's dad Jamie has been in control of her affairs as conservator since early 2008, when Britney was hospitalized -- twice. Closing arguments in the restraining order case are scheduled for April 21, meanwhile, Lutfi is forbidden to contact the "Circus" star.