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Hasselhoff

Gets Custody!

5/21/2007 5:37 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

After the famous hamburger incident, David Hasselhoff has emerged victorious in court! He has won temporary custody of his two kids.

The court hearing today was closed -- secret. Hasselhoff went into court stripped of his right to visit with his children in the wake of the burger video. But we're told the judge was stunned by the evidence presented by the court-appointed expert who performed psychological evaluations on the family.

We're told the expert said Pamela Bach, Hasselhoff's ex, was abusive to her kids -- especially Hayley, the younger of the two. The expert also noted that Bach refused drug testing, among many other things.

Bach's lawyer was on the defensive today, unsuccessfully attacking the expert.

Sources say the judge gave David full custody for two weeks, until the next hearing is held. Until then, the kids will live with him.

UPDATE: A source tells TMZ that David Hasselhoff had his custody rights restored after agreeing to alcohol testing. This person did not mention the fact that the judge temporarily stripped Pamela of her custody rights.

TMZ spoke with David Hasselhoff's lawyer, Mel Goldsman, who refused to discuss TMZ's original story and Bach's statements about what happened in court

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16.

J. Owen    

It's about time these crazy, money-hungry people learn their lesson! Don't bite the nad that feeds you especially if you hire Opri to get more than you're worth or deserve!

2621 days ago
17.

Crystal    

yeah i mean crazier not craxier...haha lmao!

2621 days ago
18.

Trophy wife Slim and Trim!!!!    

YES justice prevails...this is the happiest day of my life!

2621 days ago
19.

Jennifa O Jenny    

Wow - that lady has to be REALLY messed up to lose custody of her children when there is a video floating around of the father drunk of his ass. Let alone the fact courts always favor the mother anyway. I guess they both pretty much suck as parents.

2621 days ago
20.

Vicki in Canada    

Hmmmm??????

Now, regardless of who said what, did what, etc.....there ARE always 2 sides and NO ONE is perfect....

Let's hope they all get help - or get the hell out of eachother's lives!

2621 days ago
21.

CC    

It reminds me alot of the Baldwin Bassinger mess.

2621 days ago
22.

Kevin Keckeisen    

lmfao Just imagine HOW BAD his ex-wife must be for The Hoff to get custody after the release of that videotape! Wow.

2621 days ago
23.

newfgirl    

Seriuosly??? I saw the video..... how screwed up is this world??

2621 days ago
24.

Jolene    

Good!!!! She seems a littly whacko!!

2621 days ago
25.

newfgirl    

I pity the kids...

2621 days ago
26.

had enough    

It all makes sense now. She released the video to the media because she needed to try to show he's more F'd up than she is...She must be completely gone if a judge decided he's the better parent!

Seems to me those kids would be better off with the damn housekeeper!

2621 days ago
27.

Patriot    

Opri can't even win a temporary custody case-even with a movie of the Dad as a blubbering drunk.Wonder how much she charged for THIS ONE.

2621 days ago
28.

kadi    

YAY David. I know it was wrong to be that trashed in front of your kids, but divorce, custody , etc. will drive people to drown their sorrows. Hopefully it will not happen again. But, for all that it is worth, this bitch is crazy, a media whore and was setting David up. This was the ONLY instance in which he failed his kids in 10+ years, she was desperate and made a desperate move that slapped her in the ass in the long run.GO David. !
PS, I am a mother, not a father, and I get it !

2621 days ago
29.

ann    

I am pretty sure the mother and her god aweful atty are the ones who leaked the video...sure it was bad that the dad got drunk in front of his kids, but the video being made public had to cause just as much harm, if not more for the girls.
I am glad David got the girls!


Ann

2621 days ago
30.

Tracy    

RIGHT ON CARTER CURRIER!!!

2621 days ago
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