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When it comes to the ongoing legal battle between Britney Spears and her former manager Sam Lutfi, E! News can confirm that the pop singer will not be taking the stand when the trial starts next week.
And here's why...
E! News has obtained the witness list for Lutfi's defamation trial against Spears and her parents, but Brit's name isn't on that list because the probate judge issued an order stating that since she is still under a conservatorship, she cannot be called to testify.
Judge Reva Goetz, who has been overseeing Spears' conservatorship since 2008, ruled that putting Britney on the stand would cause her "irreparable harm and immediate danger."
But Spears' fiancé Jason Trawick is not so lucky.
Because Trawick was recently appointed to serve as Britney's co-conservator over her person (sharing the duties with Britney's father), he will be called to testify.
Also expected to take the stand are Spears' mother, Lynne, her father, James, the custodian of records for UCLA Medical Center where Spears was briefly hospitalized, Britney's former rumored boyfriend photographer Adnan Ghalib and another X17 photographer formerly close to the star.
Lutfi filed his lawsuit against Spears in February 2009 for libel, defamation, battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress and breach of contract after the publication of Lynne Spears' book Through the Storm: A Real Story of Fame and Family in a Tabloid World, in which Lutfi alleges he was slandered.