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Britney Spears Granted Three-Year Restraining Order Against Adnan Ghalib

March 18, 2009 4:24 PM ET

A Los Angeles judge issued a restraining order this morning barring Adnan Ghalib, the paparazzi ex-boyfriend of Britney Spears, from having any contact with the singer until 2012. With the previous restraining order against Ghalib to expire on March 23rd, lawyers for Britney's father Jamie Spears asked the judge to sign off on the order since, according to the AP, "Ghalib hadn't filed any objections to a protective order being issued." The restraining order also prevents Ghalib from having any physical, e-mail or phone contact with Britney's children and parents.

Restraining orders were filed against Ghalib, Spears' ex-manager Sam Lutfi and lawyer Jon Eardley after the trio allegedly conspired to undermine Jamie Spears' conservatorship of Britney by communicating with her through on a cell phone they had given her. Under the judge's ruling, Ghalib must stay away from Britney until March 17, 2012. Still, the restraining order is actually the least of Ghalib's legal problems. As Rock Daily previously reported, Ghalib allegedly used his car to smash into the process server who was delivering documents pertaining to the restraining order case to Ghalib. For that, Adnan scored three felony charges for assault with a deadly weapon, battery and hit-and-run. Ghalib pleaded not guilty to the charges, which if convicted carry a sentence of seven years and, in Ghalib's case, possible deportation.

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