Los Angeles,CA (APE) – 57 year old pop psychologist Dr. Phil McGraw was taken into custody by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and charged with attempted hostage taking. The charges arose as a result of a recent unsolicited visit to Pop singer Britney Spears at Cedars hospital. The 26-year-old Spears had apparently not agreed to McGraw’s evaluation which had been requested by her parents. A spokesperson for McGraw had no comment on the charges.
The confrontational McGraw reportedly attempted to bar her from leaving her own room and then aggressively pursued her as she attempted to check herself out of the hospital against medical advice the charges state.
“This man should really know better than this,” stated a spokesperson for the American Psychological Association. “The bottom line is that anyone 18 years or older has a right to refuse services, despite a parent’s wishes. The APA already has a long list of grievances against “Dr. Phil”, and this may wind up being the straw that breaks the analyst’s couch.”
A lawyer for Ms. Spears applauded the actions of hospital staff as well as the Los Angeles county sheriff’s department in charging Dr. Phil. He stated that his team would be investigating the possibility of bringing a suit for damages against McGraw for mental suffering.