Troubled star Britney Spears is desperate for California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's help in her ongoing custody battle, according to reports. The singer - whose lawyers from legal firm Trope + Trope last month (Jan08) filed a motion requesting permission to withdraw as her counsel - allegedly believes her inability to keep an attorney in her custody case with ex-husband Kevin Federline violates her "civil rights". Spears' estranged manager Sam Lutfi reportedly contacted Schwarzenegger's former publicist to help put the 26-year-old in touch with the state commander. A source tells the New York Daily News, "Britney says her civil rights have been violated and she wants to talk to Arnold about it. "She wants the governor to look into why she can't get an attorney. Sam was chewing on his dinner while he was saying all this into the phone. "He wanted Schwarzenegger to call him, and he said he'd hand Britney the phone." Spears lost the right to visit her sons Sean Preston, two, and Jayden James, one, last month (Jan08) after a breakdown at her Beverly Hills home at the end of a scheduled visit, which resulted in a three-hour police stand-off.