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Bitter Fight Over Brit in Hospital

1/31/2008 8:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Britney SpearsTMZ has learned there is a bitter fight underway as this story is published. It's taking place in the halls of UCLA Medical Center. As of right now, Jamie and Lynne Spears have been told they are not calling the shots in making medical decisions on behalf of Britney. Right now, it appears Sam Lutfi is in the driver's seat, but that could all change.

Sources tell us after Britney's stay at Cedars earlier this month, she had her lawyers draft paperwork making it clear she did not want her parents involved in making medical decisions on her behalf. We're told her dad had gone ballistic back then, screaming and swearing at Lutfi -- even pushing him -- in front of Britney.

As to what paperwork was signed, the cleanest thing would be if Britney signed a durable power of attorney, giving someone power to make medical decisions on her behalf in an emergency. We are told no such document was signed, but somehow Britney made it clear she wanted Lutfi to make those decisions.

Right now, the doctors at UCLA are working with Lutfi and not the parents, but lawyers have been called and the tension in the air is thick. We're told Jamie was screaming at Sam in the hallway, accusing him of trying to control his daughter's mind.

As for Britney, we're told she's not only calm, the doctors have just given her a "cigarette break!"

Stay tuned.

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31.

LOVE MADONNA    

BRITANYS PARENTS WILL HAVE TO TAKE HIM TO COURT AND PROVE SHES UNFIT TO MAKE HER OWN DECISIONS ON WHOSE POWER OF ATTORNEY,UNTIL THEN LUTFI WILL AND DOES CONTROL EVERYTHING IF SOMETHING HAPPENS TO HER, INCLUDING HER BANK ACCOUNT!!! NO ONE CAN SAY NOTHING TO HIM UNTIL HER PARENTS TAKE IT TO COURT!!! AND EVEN THEN MIGHT BE HARD TO PROVE IN A COURT OF LAW!!!

2367 days ago
32.

momof2boysjj    

when she is dead...
everyone around her will be to blame..
if anyone cared about her they'd try to work together ..
we all know she's not of right mind but if she did appoint sam her power of attorney then her parents should deal with it while she gets help..chances are when she's of right mind she will kick this ass to the curb..

2367 days ago
33.

tammystruth    

I truly hope she gets the help she so desperately needs. Making fun or her is terrible TMZ. She has a disorder that does not allow her to make proper decisions. She has a mother who enabled her to the point that she doesn't know how to take care of herself because no one ever taught her to. Let this day be the beginning of a new life for her.

2367 days ago
34.

Laura    

I think blood kin should override a manager decision. I do think her parents now have her best interest at heart, not this Lufti man. This is one big mess. When Britney expressed she didn't want her parents intervention, I am not sure she was thinking clearly. She definitely has mental issues. I feel so sorry for her and her family.

2367 days ago
35.

TAC7MEDIC    

As a veteran paramedic, a true healthcare professional can seethe problem. The people that Brittany entrusts do not have her best interests at heart. Obviously troubled she needs someone that can accommodate and say no at both the same time. Being surrounded by people that only say "yes" and cannot say no are just simply enablers. This young lady's life is in dire straits and someone needs to step up and take control. The young lady has the absolute right to run her own life until someone can step in say "she is a danger to herself and/or others". I am empathetic to her situation and I wonder how many others like her are at risk because of their so called "people". The mind and body are fragile and frail when one has a personal/crises or dilemma to deal with. Without the benefit of sincere counsel (not attorneys) the downward spiral will continue and the outcome will be a loss that will be regretted by all of the ones she loves, especially her children.

2367 days ago
36.

Gunter Hallowgreen    

Dont let the family get hold on her or she will end up like Frances Farmer (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frances_Farmer)

No mental hospitals in the states are a pleasent visit, but some states do have laws which protect the patients. If her family get committed outside the state of California, she is gone.

2367 days ago
37.

TRACKER    

last nite i posted,i feared an accidental death involving lufti,adnan,britt,maybe i should have said jamie spears,lufti,adnan,bad situation,,,,,,

2367 days ago
38.

just me    

There is nothing Brit's parents or lawyers can do if she has given medical power of attorney to Lutfi. Her parents would be out of the loop and there is nothing they can do that will change that short of getting Lutfi to consent to a mental competency evaluation to determine if guardianship may be necessary. But then even the guardianship would have to decided by a judge and by the time the guardianship hearing happens the medications Britney will be treated with will have restored her mental competency. I think if Britney's parents are genuinely concerned about Britney getting the medical help she needs and have no ulterior motives or selfish agenda they should just support her in the help she is getting and shut the F up.

2367 days ago
39.

Ha Ha    

All I read was the first paragraph, and I immediately thought of Brian Wilson's doctor who called the shots in his life all those years. What was his name? Dr. Landy? Lufti is like a Landy wannabe.

2367 days ago
40.

my, my, my    

Lufti is the reason Britney is in the shape she is in. Stop hating her mother who tried many times to help her daughrer only to be rejected. I am sure she has her own money and does not need to exist on Britney's money. There are things that her mother and father know in this situation that we don't.

2367 days ago
41.

Bubblebunny    

Pray, even you meanies. She can be helped, just pray, PLEASE.

2367 days ago
42.

mizruth    

Yea for the doctor! I know people who won't go into treatment because the clinics no longer allow smoking.

2367 days ago
43.

Sue    

All this reminds me of Brian Wilson from The Beach Boys. Years ago he had a breakdown, and was under the care of a Dr. I can't remember the Dr name. But Brian's family didn't like the way the Dr basically had some kind of mind control over Brian. If I remember correctly Brian's family had to take legal proceedings against the Dr.

What it all boils down to is that if the paparazzi doesn't kill Brit, then this Lufti person will.

2367 days ago
44.

Shhhhhhhh    

Please people pray for this troubled girl. Pray she gets the help she needs and pray she sees Sam Lufti for the sick control freak he is and that she is brave enough to boot him out of her life.

God Bless and save Britney

2367 days ago
45.

David Seneca    

Ppl should stop fighting and HELP her!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNCHqZ5rxfs

2367 days ago
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