Zsa Zsa Gabor's daughter has been denied access to the Hollywood veteran as doctors attempt to save her leg.
Francesca Hilton is upset with her stepfather Prince Frederic von Anhalt and doctors at UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center in Los Angeles for refusing to let her visit her ailing mum.
A statement released to WENN from Hilton's publicist Edward Lozzi reads, "Zsa Zsa Gabor is in a life threatening situation at UCLA facing a possible life altering surgery, yet Francesca is not allowed to even visit her to give her comfort, support, love and attention. It sounds cruel, but it is perfectly legal according to the laws of California in which a spouse has control of access and power of attorney to make any decisions including banning the natural children.
"Francesca has been entirely at the mercy of Mr. Von Anhalt, who has for the most part banned her from visiting her mother at home and now in the hospital. This is a cruel and pathetic situation for Francesca who will not be with her mother in this critical period which could be the last hours of her life."
Lozzi reveals his client has resorted to desperate methods to get access to her 93-year-old mother.
He adds, "Francesca found and entered the offices of David Feinberg, CEO of Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, where Zsa Zsa is entered under a false name. After inquiring about the whereabouts of her mother and the reasons she was being blocked from seeing her, Mr. Feinberg's response was, 'I will ask Mr. von Anhalt if he would change his mind and allow you access.'
"Von Anhalt responded to Feinberg that Francesca could see her mother afterwards, but it was not quite clear what 'afterwards' meant."
Von Anhalt, who has been at odds with his stepdaughter for years, revealed on Friday (07Jan11) he had given medics the OK to amputate his wife's leg.
Gabor was taken to the hospital a week ago (02Jan11) after a lesion on her leg became gangrenous.
At press time, it is still not known if doctors have been able to save the actress' leg after operating on a blood clot.