updated 10/25/2012 AT 8:00 AM ET
•originally published 10/25/2012 AT 10:15 AM ET
That night, less than a month after the pop star’s first forced hospitalization, her father Jamie Spears “barged into the house, lunged at me with fists balled, and chased me around the kitchen island,” her former pal Sam Lutfi testified Wednesday.
That night and the following morning are the central focus of Lutfi’s battery lawsuit against Jamie and his libel suit against Lynne Spears, for which he’s seeking unspecified damages. He’s also suing Britney for hundreds of thousands of dollars in alleged unpaid fees as her manager.