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Who's Behind the Britney Investigation? -- Plot Thickens

8/27/2007 7:06 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Sources tell TMZ the L.A. County Department of Children and Family Services "abuse investigation" into Britney Spears does not involve physical mistreatment of her children.

Sources say the complaint lodged with DCFS involves allegations of poor dental hygiene, as well as poor eating and sleeping habits for her kids. Curiously, although DCFS keeps these allegations secret, they ended up in legal papers filed today by K-Fed's attorney, Mark Vincent Kaplan, suggesting it might have been Fed-Ex himself who lodged the complaint.

And get this: DCFS is all too familiar with the family. We've learned that another anonymous complaint was filed with DCFS on July 2, but it went nowhere.

Sources say DCFS has put both Britney and K-Fed under the microscope in the past. In February, 2006, DCFS famously investigated Britney after the notorious car seat incident with Sean Preston. Ditto April, 2006 (while Brit and K-Fed were still together), after Sean Preston fell out of a high chair -- another DCFS investigation came and went.

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151.

let's be safe    

As a former CPS worker, I guar-an-tee you this is not going to court over dental hygiene. There would need to be a lot more evidence than that. I would wager that there are instances of unsafe behavior or failing to correct an unsafe situation (i.e., not watching them while they're in a swimming pool) once she was reminded to do so, that are bringing this to the forefront. I bet there is a LOT of anectdotal evidence. You don't end up with this many calls to CPS (and they can't all be from Kevin, since some involved him too) without there being some truth to bad parenting/unsafe situations.

Do non-custodial parents try to use CPS to better their custody odds? you bet. But it almost never goes anywhere, because it's almost never true. Kevin may or may not be a gold digger, but he does at least appear to care about the kids.

Britney is not only unattached to these boys, but probably also is mentally ill. They definitely need to be away from her while she REALLY gets help this time. That Promises place is a joke.What moms of 2 babies goes out that often? And goes away THAT often without them? It shows that she is not bonded to them. And maybe they're not bonded to her, either, which is why they should be with some other family member.

2583 days ago
152.

Jordan    

Kevin just wants her money and has reached a new low in ruining her to get what is rightfully hers. Marrying him was the worst mistake she ever made. He is a freeloader. He didn't seem to care about the kids when he was out partying all night every night, while she stayed home with them. Now that there is money involved, he wants the kids.

2583 days ago
153.

Carraighe    

#80 and #89, i agree completly. Brit was not my fave either but this punk just screwed her up bad and still is, money hungry, ass, that he is. I didnt like the way he looked and acted from the get....like he was hiding something...reminded me of a weasel with his hand in the hen house with a smirky grin like " I am so cool, and I am gonna get away with it all" this disgusts me...give her a break, all the media just makes some people crazy who normaly arent. BACK OFF K-FED U ....cant think of a bad enough one word name.

2583 days ago
154.

He's just another Idiot    

It's amazing that slime ball K-Fart will go to any length to get more money from Britney. He and his sleazy lawyers will say anything to make her look bad. He's such a mooching, lowlife. She was such a popular girl before she married this imbicile. He and his former girlfriend - you know, the one with FOUR illegitimate children have been planning this for years. I sure hope the Judge sees through these lying scam artists. Britney, we love you. Hang in there. That idiot F-Fart doesn't deserve what you are already giving him, let alone any more.

2583 days ago
155.

Sharon    

*************K-Fed get a job!!! You just want free money!!!! Earn it the way we do!!!! Take a look at your other kids, you couldn't even provide for them until you met Brit!!!! You had more bouncing checks then your kids bouncing their balls!!! Just cause you have no talent, stop trying to take Brit's hard earned money!!!!!!!!! LOSER!!!!!!!!! You're nothing but a joke!!!

2583 days ago
156.

Charlotte    

The media will bury Britney and portray her in the worst light they can. Once she loses the boys they will then say poor Brit and portray Kevin in the bad light. It's whatever it takes to sell stories regardless who they hurt in the process.

Katie Holmes fell while carrying Suri the other day. Why wasn't that on every blog, rag show and magazine like it was when Britney stumbled and didn't even hit the ground like Katie did.

2583 days ago
157.

Augh    

I am tired of people claiming that what goes on in Britney’s life is ‘none of our business’. SHE invited us into her world (Chaotic, anyone?), and continues to with the lifestyle SHE is choosing to live.

Are there plenty of other cases out there that DCFS should be investigating? Oh hell yes there are. But, at the same time, this is case has been thrust into the public’s eye, and there is no way that they can avoid addressing it, kind of like the whole Paris Hilton jail time debacle.

Britney has no one to blame but herself for this. She has done NOTHING to reverse the situation, aside from hiring paps to catch her in cutsie little photo ops with her boo boos.

Who do you think planted the stories in the tabs about Britney pondering a move to London because she is so ‘distraught’ by her American public? I guarantee, it was not anyone in Kevin’s camp.

If she truly was concerned about keeping her children, she would put her precious comeback on hold for a couple months, immediately pack her bags and get the hell up outta LA. Given her current custody situation, she would have a tough time moving out of California, but if she looked hard enough, it’s a pretty large state and I’m sure she could find somewhere much more secluded from the to raise her babies. After all, she is ‘country’. She needs to get herself and her family out of the limelight. Kevin knows that Britney craves the attention of the paps, that she doesn’t always surround herself with the best of hired help, and that this puts his children in constant danger.

Britney is still experiencing a delayed adolescence. She is acting like a divalicious teenager, insisting on her way or the highway, refusing to listen to any voice of reason. She will continue to spiral out of control, and fire/cut-off contact with those that are truly looking out for her best interest. And until she agrees to address her mental issues head-on and get some serious help, she is unfit to raise those children

And to all the haters out there, the mere fact that Britney’s own PARENTS are siding with Kevin, speaks volumes. These are his children, people, please stop referring to them as ‘meal tickets’. Why do you think Alli, Shannon, Sam, and Larry Rudolph are a little panicked at the thought of being interrogated, under oath, on Britney’s parenting skills? Because if they tell the truth, they know it is only going to work against Britney’s case.

And # 93 – Good Moms get plenty of coverage. Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Gardner, Angelina Jolie, and dare I mention Katie Holmes? These are all women that are hounded by the paps, but somehow manage to maintain somewhat of a level of stability in their children’s lives. You do not see these women out partying every night, stumbling around drunk, etc etc etc. Do they still go out and have a good time? Of course they do. And

2583 days ago
158.

Charlotte    

How does Kevin pay Shar child support when he doesn't have a job? I thought the prenup said Britney was not to pay child support to Shar's kids. Of coarse Jayden and Sean's child support is going to Shar. Kevin is a no talent, dead beat that can't pay his own way.

Where are Britneys lawyers? So far the only person getting their money's worth is Kevin's lawyer.

2583 days ago
159.

Jan    

NEITHER Kevin or Britney should have CONTROL of these children. He needs and wants her money and she is unstable and he did not help her when they were together. They BOTH should be monitored all the time. The children look healthy from the photos.
WHO is called CPS?? Kevin's friends???

All that money and Britney is surrounded by "yes" people, no real friends to help her.

2583 days ago
160.

Judy    

What a sad state of affairs. Britney could afford a decent nanny or 2 who know how to properly look after children. She could then go and lead her party life or whatever. Good child care is so basic and even Britney should understand this. How embarrassing to have your shoddy care be so bad that it is fodder for the media. These boys will read about this in the future, can't Britney and Kfed see that they will have to answer to this someday? These children must be looked after, I don't care who the Mom is. Britney is obviously sick and on drugs and alcohol. DCSF..where the hell are you? get those boys and get them into good care!

2583 days ago
161.

Aileen    

This is bullcrap.... toddlers having dental hygeine issues??? u kiddin me?? you see the pics.. they are well fed and beautifully dressed... if there were abusal issues that would be one thing... but this is rediculous. Been there done that with a crack abusing ex who wanted my house and money. He didnt get any. what a waste of money for the poor kids. bring on real issues if they exist. media is exagerrating it all. yeah she is country but not a bad mama. THis is pissin me off. get a real issue. THe friggin kids dont even have teeth yet.or maybe a toofus or two.. geez laweeze

2583 days ago
162.

the preachers wife    

You know my husband and I went thru a wicked custody battle with his ex wife. I know for a fact that CPS is slow on the take and they wait until the kids are in real danger. After three long painful years, we finally have sole custody of his daughters, and CPS is still licking their wounds after we were done with them. God help this family...they need it

2583 days ago
163.

Frisky    

OF COURSE THE CHILD SERVICES will get involved!!! all this bad publicity!!! Poor thing , half this stuff thats being put out there is CRAP! so someone is gonna call them .. how can she
invest her time being a good mother when shes always stressed out about ppl making accusions ????? I really feel for her !
I dont think half of what is said about her bad parenting is even true! Just trumped up
just my 2 cents*

2583 days ago
164.

Clinton    

The court5s can care less if Spears "loves" the kids, they care if they are being abused.

The courts can care less if anyone likes Spears OR Federline, they care if one can provide a more stable atmosphere for the children.

The courts can care less if Federline is a "gold digger" or not, they care for the welfare of the children.

The courts can care less if Spears fans condone her behavior, they care about the facts.

The courts can care less if Spears fans think she's mentally fine, they care because she's not.

If there were no credible or warranted accusations and cursory evidence, the judge would have slammed it down, today, - instead, a court date has been set.

2583 days ago
165.

Clinton    

Spears has very probably always been like this, but having children has simply just made it more evident to everyone.

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