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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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#22 IS FUNNY,VOTED4 YOU , DAVE.............AS LONG AS YOU AIN'T NO TWEEKIN' CHO MO LIKE...........micheal jackson,,,,,,,,,you cool,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,POUND A 40 ,,,GUY!

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2710 days ago

Sam Aranda    

Maybe Dave's lawyer can represent me pro bono, my ex has gotten 3 DUI's and 2 felony drug conviction's and 2 petty theft covictions and then some in the last 2 years I have not even a parking ticket in over 10 years and Riverside County still gives her custody!!!! I think all the Judges at Riverside County Family Court are on crack themselves! Way to go Dave! Maybe there is hope for us dad's!

2710 days ago


Hopefully, David Hasselhoff is fully committed to a long-term recovery program with the best possible helpers on behalf of their daughters. A healthy relationship between a daughter and her biological father (decent one) is psychologically very important! May they share (two) loving, healthy, and stable (weeks) together!

When I saw the mother with Debra Opri, one could tell she wasn't healthy and was hiding behind her newly discovered "Agape Church". If she sticks with this church and seeks drug addiction therapy, she'll be on a path toward recovery. Addiction appears to make women very mean and angry due to the fluctuation of their hormonal cycles.

On behalf of the long-term wellbeing of these beautiful girls, I wish these parents success as good parenting is a long road!

Debra Opri, I'm ashamed of you for having taken this particular case!

2710 days ago


Oh good for him, congrats Hoff :)
I always enjoyed his work & am glad to see he's one step closer to getting his family life sorted out.
Granted, that video was pretty bad.
But apparently he's drunk less often than she's...whatever it is she is.
Those poor kids though.
It's always the kids that get the worst of it :(

2710 days ago


These kids are better off being raised by least he can drive them to school.

2710 days ago


#33 YOU MUST BE A "NEW GUY" RIVERSIDE COUNTY HASN'T SLEPT SINCE 82' get a clue..................................GO KNIGHT RIDER!!!!!!!!!!!!! NO NEED TO BE LONELY, GET BACK OUT THRE!!!!!!!!

2710 days ago

Hello Kitty, are a member of the Oprah Winfrey man-hating club? How do you know David's side are all lies?

2710 days ago

Only swim in the Ocean    

Opri loses again.

Her appearance with the ex-Mrs. Hasselhoff on "Larry King Live" was pure media-whoring.

Same crap she pulled on Lary Birkhead, also to no avail, before Larry kicked her to the curb.

2710 days ago

poohonyougolddiggin ^&^%^%%$    

se pammy!!!! we warned you bout opri.... now i cant wait to see what she charged you for lobster.... laundry... maid ....hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha way to go debra wtg you ruined another hahahahahahahahahaha am so glad larry dumped you dollar sign ass hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

2710 days ago


The ex-wife has been seriously melodramatic everytime I see her interviewed. You almost expect her to bring out the smelling salts. It's just too over the top. I don't trust those kinds of theatrics, and especially I don't trust that lawyer she hired.

2710 days ago


It was once revealed that Pam had cocaine in her system during one of the phases of the custody battle. Her refusal to take a drug test pretty much confirms that she's still tooting. Sad! At least David admits his faults and seems genuine about wanting to better himself. Can't say the same about Pam...

2710 days ago

poohonyougolddiggin ^&^%^%%$    

pam pam pam... never ever try to ruin our kit!!!!! he will prevail always in our knight riding hearts. and for trying to get debra opri to win your case... you must of missed the episodes on fox t v when she would talk... she made no sense.. oh but this must be why you picked her.. cause on larry king you could not talk either sounded a bit worse than anna nicole bad pammy bad.

2710 days ago


The ex-wife is seriously melodramatic whenever she's interviewed. It's too over the top. You almost expect her to bring out the smelling salts or slump down in a faint. I don't trust people who have to ham it up that way to convince others. And I especially don't trust that lawyer she hired.

2710 days ago


well then.........

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