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Spears Fam Attacks Phil

You Totally Betrayed Us!

1/9/2008 10:26 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Jamie and Lynne Spears slammed -- and we mean slammed -- Dr. Phil this morning, calling the way he handled his contact with Britney a betrayal, inappropriate and a total breach of their trust.
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Spears family rep Lou Taylor told Meredith Vieira on the "Today" show that Dr. Phil actually broached the subject of doing a show about Britney, but that they nixed the idea, only to have Phil try to set up the show anyway. Taylor scorched Phil, saying it was even "inappropriate" for Phil to bring up doing a show, and that the family thought it would be detrimental to Britney.

What's more, Taylor said that the family felt "betrayed" that Phil would issue any kind of statement after meeting with Brit, and that nobody had given him any authority to say anything, much less bellow on and on like he did.

It's a total smackdown.

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WhiteFox    

Nice one thanks the for the good info!!!!!!!

2358 days ago
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notkissinadogthatlicksbutt    

Good for them!!! Hasn't Dr. Phil had his license taken away in the past? Or something like that?

2387 days ago
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Joy    

People magazine had this story first...TMZ U GUYS R SLOW! LOL

2387 days ago
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omg    

ahhh let the truth be known. Dr. McQuacker!

2387 days ago
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Lenn K.    

Of course he betrayed you, he's self-serving.

2387 days ago
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Joy    

You don't want to post this under "BREAKING NEWS" TMZ? Anyways good for spears family bring Dr.Phony...I mean Phil down!

2387 days ago
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two cents    

Ouch!!

That's got to hurt. LOL. I just can't believe it!! What gives?

For once, the Spears family is acting normally. Phil is a quack, getting what he deserves. He reminds me so much of West's fake doctor. Just a sleazeball.

Phil's going down!

2387 days ago
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aSiF    

Whatever! The "family" feels betrayer? How about Unfitney and her breeder sister? I don't suppose they feel betrayed by a mother that would sell them out for a few bucks.

2387 days ago
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Mewho    

happy to hear there will be no show. Dr Phil was only making the situation worse

2387 days ago
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Laylah    

I ask again, does this guy actually HAVE a license? Does he actually belong to the APA? Doesn't the State or the APA have the power to revoke his license, if he has one? In any case, it really looks like the Spears family, and daughter Britney can go after him for violating HIPAA rules. Get this bogus TV pop shrink!

2387 days ago
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CLW625    

NOW THEY HAVE TO GO FTER K-FED AND GET THOSE TWO BOYS FROM IM THAT GOLD DIGGHER

2387 days ago
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PANAMAHAT    

Dr. Who ?

2387 days ago
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whatever    

They are just trying to cover their own A**. I dont agree at all at how Dr, Phil got involved but SOMEONE called him and asked him to go there and try to do something. They brought him into this and I do think that they had initially agreed to do a show, probably thought that it would embarras her enough to get help. Also, had he not been called down there he would not have been allowed to get close to her (im sure there was security around her). Mama Spears dropped the ball on this one and now she trying to cover her a**.

I dont see the big deal here. Whats the difference between Dr. Phil talking about her and all the other "doctors" that are giving TV diagnoises.. Nancy Grace dedicated days to anaylsing the Brtitney situation. He didnt betray any doctor confidentality, all hes said is that she is sick and he really thinks she needs help immediatly.

2387 days ago
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Jeff    

I have had my Fill of Dr. Phil to be honest. That said, I would love to see a train wreck like the Spears family on his show. What fun!

2387 days ago
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Sharona    

Ratings....ratings.....ratings....anything for ratings.

2387 days ago
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