Britney Spears' Lawsuit Battle With Former Manager

Bianna Golodryga has the latest details on pop star's legal fight.
3:00 | 10/19/12

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on britney spears in the middle of a bitter legal batter with her former manager. That lawsuit has just taken an ugly turn. With nasty accusations that have been launched at the pop star. Bianna golodryga is here, now, with the latest. Good morning, bianna. Reporter: Good morning, lara. Her career is on top of the world right now. But just a few years ago, britney spears is making headlines for what looked like a very public downward spiral. Now, the star's parents are fighting allegations that at that time, britney was using drugs. The battle between britney spears exmanager and her parents is heating up. An attorney for sam, spears former confidant and manager, said his client was trying to help the singer, but lost control when a series of events that led to her being hospitalized. The lawyer says he was made a scapegoat for the drug abuse and erratic behavior of britney spears. She liked to use amphetamines, speed or uppers. And most of the things that went wrong were related to that drug. ♪ I see you ♪ Reporter: It was during this time period that brittany's disjointed and awkward performance at the video music awards in 2008, caused whit pers through the music industry. And britney caused a sensation, when she was captured on video with a newly-shaved head. Back in 2010, he defended britn britney's behavior. I think she is expressing her independence and freedom. She'll get to do it again. There's nothing wrong with britney. Reporter: But photos of her striking an suv with an umbrella caused people to worry she was out of control. And again, lufti seemed she was on her side. But now, they claim that the drug-sniffing dogs turned up a substance that was probably crystal meth. Britney was eventually hospitalized. And her father was appointed by the courts to act as conservator. In 2008, she lost custody of her two sons kevin federline. She regained custody of her boys in 2011. No response from britney spears or her parents. Her parents are scheduled to make a statement some time later today.

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