Britney Spears' dad feared for her life
'Toxic' singer's father describes her meltdown as a 'battle for life and death'
Jamie Spears was so worried for the singer during her alleged drug-fuelled meltdown five years ago, that he believed he'd turn on the TV and discover that she had died.
Lawyer Leon Gladstone, speaking on behalf of Mr Spears, told Los Angeles Superior Court: "Jamie was living in constant fear that he was going to look at the TV one day and see Britney was dead. He's scared to death and thinking to himself, 'My daughter has lost everything. Here she is, in a psychiatric ward, out of her head'."
Last week, the court heard Sam Lufti, who is suing Britney Spears and her parents for defamation, breach of contract and libel, claim that the pop singer was addicted to amphetamines.
Lufti has alleged that Spears' shaved her head in 2007 in order to avoid taking a drugs test, after she believed that traces of the drugs she was taking – including crystal meth - would be in her hair.
He is seeking millions of dollars after claiming that Spears' mother's book Through the Storm: A Real Story of Fame and Family in a Tabloid World, which was released in 2008, said he drugged Spears and manipulated the singer and her family.