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Britney Targeted in

Child Abuse Investigation

8/27/2007 2:44 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Britney SpearsTMZ has learned Britney Spears is being investigated for possible child abuse.

An unscheduled hearing was held today at L.A. County Superior Court. Present -- Britney's lawyer, Dennis Wasser, K-Fed's attorney, Mark Vincent Kaplan, and a lawyer from the Los Angeles County Counsel who is assigned to the dependency court.

We do not know the specifics of the allegations but we're told the L.A. County Department of Children and Family Services is conducting an active investigation.

A hearing in the custody case has been scheduled for Sept. 4, which will be a follow up to today's appearance.

A rep for Britney did not immediately return our request for comment.


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61.

just wondering    

.....NONE OF U BLOGGERS have a right to pass judgement n this girl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!....NONE OF U HAVE ANY PROOF of her abusing her children!!!!!!!!!!./......ALL U SEE r pictures and videos of her out when she is ENTITLED to be!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!....LEAVE HER ALONE!!!!....but u won't......how horrible it must be for her to live in a fishbowl ....I don't get why she doesn't pack up and move to a more rural area ...then her goldigger ex wouldn't be able to malign her just cause of papparazzi photos and videos!!!...she asks for trouble just cause of that...even though it isn't fair!!!!!!!!!....poor girl!!!!!!!....what a way to live!!!!....I hope she can keep her head up and get away from that sick place called CALIFORNIA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2613 days ago
62.

Vjg    

I think there is more motive behind this than we're being told. I don't think it's about actual abuse. It's about Kevin wanting to take the kids.

2613 days ago
63.

Grace E.    

Former President Al Gore took his six year old to a ball game at RFK stadium and lost him and the boy was hit by a car seriously and permantly damaging the boy for life.

2613 days ago
64.

m    

Oh give me a break I am sure this CPS invesitgation story is just as false as the last one. Britney isn't the mommy of the year, but how many of you are??! Just because no one sees you give your brat soda and potato chips doesn't mean you're not doing it.

2613 days ago
65.

Stan    

Come on Britney is no worse than most Americans with their kids, they are just picking on her because she is famous

2613 days ago
66.

jc    

I see where this is all going. I went thru a divorce (nothing like this) and sometimes it gets UGLY. This will not ever be over. There will be round 1...2...3...and on and on. Those boys will never know one moment of peace in there entire lives. It is so sad. They never look happy in any of the pictures we see of them. They have this blank look. They have no idea what is going on. At least with dad it seems like they have some sort of routine, some sort of structure. Mom cant even take care of herself right now. Mabe dad does need moms money to take car of those kids, at least he is doing it. Where are the grandparents? Are they any better than she is? I dont know. You know the saying An apple doesnt fall far from the tree.

2613 days ago
67.

Ridiculous    

I think everyone should calm down and let the right people do their jobs, stop trying to find more wrong in a situation. While people ask why someone famous would try to kill themselves (which has NOT been confirmed) read what you are writing and think of how you would feel if the comments were directed to yourself. So she is not perfect, but NOONE on here is. I know many mothers that party and go out late nights and still have their children. I do not recall too many positive things ever being said about her (or any other famous person). Yes they choose this line of business, but that does not make them your target for your insecurities.

2613 days ago
68.

Janice    

Ireally don't think that she is abusing her kids. I think some of the people who post here probably made a call to childrens services. That is the dept of your illness. Who has the right to past judment on a person they do not even know. God help you people.
you really need help

2613 days ago
69.

No Name    

Not a huge fan, but I cannot help feel bad for the girl. What's next . . . neglect claims for parents who drop their kids off at day care for 10-hours a day because they are not with their kids 24/7. Society is lucky that all new moms do not have cameras on them 24/7 . . . no one would have kids.

2613 days ago
70.

Rosie the chauvinist    

I doubt that any of you know what kind of mother Britney Spears is. I doubt that any of you get anywhere near her or her children in the course of any day of your existence. I think that TMZ is as close as you will ever get to that family, and thus you make your judgments on her fitness as a parent?

Kevin Federline fights dirty.

2613 days ago
71.

Malteselover    

I do not believe Britney abuses her kids-no way!!

2613 days ago
72.

Sillyme    

She is a lying hypocrite and pretending to at work reviving her career as a singer when all she wants to do is hang around with her pals and party. Poor thing is down to her last 100 million.. I am sooooooooooo sure she has to rush into a career right now. Truth is she has two kids dogging her steps every day and night ..and she can't /won't cope with trying to amuse and teach them. She shoved everyone that meant anything to those children away so they wouldn't correct her or see what she was up to.. Compromise for the good of all. Just give your kids to mom and pay their way Britney, then you can party all you want to and see them for a hour or two each day.

2613 days ago
73.

Bree    



IT'S ABOUT TIME!!!!! I FEEL FOR THOSE KIDS!

2613 days ago
74.

give me a break,,    

This has nothing to do with SHAR,, geezz you people talking about Shar are so crazy,,
Shar takes care or her own kids,, she is not out half naked and on drugs,, she actually stays home and tends to her kids,,
K-Fed wants his kids from Britney because she is an unfit parent!!! she will not talk to her mother,, she has no clue how to care for kids,, she should be asking her mom for help and including her in their upbringing,, just goes to show you what a stupid idiot Spears is,,
This has been in the media for a long time,, her lack of parenting skills and yet she is out on the town night after night,, high as a kite!! she's an idiot.. and unfit parent,,, and she should let the father parent the kids,, hire the nanny's ,,etc,,, at least he seems to be the smarter of the two,, and does not parade them up and down the street buying coffee and swimming and boating in an unsafe manner!!
Kfed might not be some lovely handsome conservative fellow,, but he is their father,, and he deserves to parent his own children and be concerned about their safety,, it shows how he is a good parent to go up againts Spears to fight for the right to keep his kids safe!!

2613 days ago
75.

Grace E.    

Former Vice President Al Gore attended a baseball game at RFK stadium with his six year old son and lost him and the boy was hit by a car seriously and permanently damging the boy for life and no one ever spoke of taking away his children.

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