Britney's dad feared singer would die during 2007 meltdown
LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - The father of pop star Britney Spears was terrified by his daughter's deepening drug addiction as her life spiraled out of control five years ago, his attorney told jurors on Friday.
"Jamie (Spears) was living in constant fear that he was going to look at the TV one day and see Britney was dead," said Mr Leon Gladstone, Jamie Spears' attorney.
Mr Gladstone's remarks came on the second day of a civil trial that has pitted the singer and her parents against Sam Lutfi, who was one of her closest friends in 2007 and early 2008 and who described himself as her manager at that time.
Mr Lutfi, now 38, was considered to be Spears' live-in "gate keeper" who determined who was allowed to see her during her personal and career meltdown in 2007.