TMZ 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 from of Britney.
As for what paperwork was signed, the cleanest thing would be if Britney signed a durable power of attorney, giving someone power to make medical decision 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.
As for Britney, we’re told she’s not only calm, the doctor’s have just given her a “cigarette break!”
UPDATE: Unlike the last time she was committed, this time around Britney Spears was all about peace and silence as she waited for cops and paramedics to take her away.
At her home earlier in the evening, we’re told Sam Lutfi informed Brit he had been working with her psychiatrist and the cops and she would be going back to the hospital. At that point, we’re told, Lynne Spears became extremely upset and accused Lutfi of trying to control her daughter. Brit then told everyone to “shut up,” saying “I’ll do what I need to do.”
After that, Britney demanded complete silence. She sat on the floor and began passing notes to Lutfi, Adnan and others as they waited for the cops and emergency workers. Utterly different from the last time.