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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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166.

WWW    

While I loath what Britney has become (based on her purported activities and lack of productive work), and worry for her children, I hope the children's well-being does not depend on media coverage.

fyi to TMC: unless CA law has changed (which TMZ founder Harvey can address) when a complaint is filed with DCFS BOTH parents are notified of the final outcome, which would be why it's included in K-Fed's filings.

DCFS responded to a complaint that I fed my children only Cheetos and Sunny D while we were still married. After they investigated and reviewed medical and dental records, the complaint was closed as unfounded. Both their father and I received separate notices of the decision.

If they have the same policy, if there was no basis for the complaint, it won't do K-Fed much good to include in any legal filing. The "system", while not ideal, can work.

2553 days ago
167.

Clinton    

The courts wouldn't have set a date for FURTHER inquiry if there wasn't enough credible evidence. Spears is going to have her day in court, but it won't turn out well for her. Lies and hearsay will be picked out by the judge, and more evidence than has been made public will be brought before the court. I guess all the Spears supporters will be able to say then is that it's all been a conspiracy. What a bunch of dopes (fans).

2553 days ago
168.

Clinton    

It's about time the KIDS win one.

2553 days ago
169.

tabiy    

you know in this day and age justice should prevail.just because she is famous she is getting away with murder so to speak.in any other case the kids would have been taken away and the parents been deemed 'unworthy' of having a child at which point the state would step in and 'save ' those poor kids .britney has lost her way and the only way to help her find it is to take what means the most to her .if she loves those boys as much as she has claimed then she needs to be slapped hard otherwise she will continue her destructive habits and put tose boys in jeperody.i was in the system and if she can't step up to the responsibility that comes with motherhood then take it from her until she wakes up. rock bottom has come for her i hope she knows what to do with it.

2553 days ago
170.

sarhrajane    

"65. I wish CPS would spend 1/2 the time, that they waste on
checking on Britney's kids, looking into all the families that schools report to
them! "

OMG, THANK YOU. Seriously. There are kids out there getting molested, beaten, exposed to violence & drugs...

Poor sleeping habits? When my son was almost 2 he got the flu and for a week while he was on medication, he napped on the sofa all day long. Well, what happens when a toddler sleeps all day? He's up all night. It took me nearly THREE months to get him back on track...I wasn't going to give him baby Nyquil to make him sleepy or anything, I had to try and keep shifting back naps and meal times...It was hard work for both me & him. Does that make me a bad mother because my kid was up till 1am? No. But...I can say that I never EVER smoked around my son (Nor did I smoke while pregnant. I've been smoke free for 3 years! Go me! :D). He's never even SEEN a cigarette. I'm not trying to pass judgment on Brit, but the smoking picture bothers me. :( Second hand smoke is not good for anyone to be exposed to, let alone a child with developing lungs.

2552 days ago
171.

Karen Redhead    

I really think Britney is likely Bi-Polar. She has all the characteristics someone suffering from this treatable disease. Why the hell is her family not petitioning her for inpatient psychiatric evaluation and as long term treatment as is needed? Uh, could it have to do with the money they have used her for in the past and probably still do and her poor sister Jamie. I think she and her brother might be the only people that genuinely care for her, but they are going to have to grow some balls and be willing to sacrifice their fear of her rejection and get her some help. Kevin has his own agenda and it has nothing to do with the welfare of his kids or he would have displayed being a father from the very beginning. These precious children are best served in a loving foster home or maybe adopted by Angie and Brad? No one so far in this whole mess is concerned with these children's well-being, including CPS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2552 days ago
172.

m    

DEAR BRITNEY,
WAKE UP! KEVIN FEDERLINE IS TRYING TO KILL YOU EMOTIONALLY AND PSYCHOLOGICALLY. HE HAS DESTROYED YOUR REPUTATION SO HE COULD GET ONE. LIKE THE BLOOD SUCKING LEECH HE IS. HE IS AN ENERGY VAMPIRE THAT HAS USED ALL YOUR FAME ENERGY AND POWER SO HE COULD RISE TO THE TOP AND IF THAT COSTS YOUR LIFE THEN SO BE IT.
HE IS NOW USING HIS LAWYER AND HIS PEOPLE TO FIGHT YOU WITH YOUR OWN MONEY! THE MONEY HE "LEECHED" FROM YOU TO SUCK WHATEVER LIFE IS LEFT OUT OF YOU SO THAT HE CAN GAIN MORE FAME. THE ONLY REASON HE KEEPS SUING YOU IS SO THAT HIS NAME STAYS IN THE TABLOIDS AND NEWS AND HE BECOMES MORE FAMOUS BECAUSE WITHOUT YOUR FAME HE IS NOTHING AND NEVER WAS.
CLAIM YOUR POWER AGAIN. IT BELONGS TO YOU!!!
HE WANTS TO TAKE THE KIDS AWAY FROM YOU SO YOU CAN BECOME SUICIDAL AND KILL YOURSELF AND THEN HE GETS TO KEEP THE KIDS AND ALL YOUR MONEY BECAUSE THEY ARE THE SOLE HEIRS AND HE WILL BE THEIR LEGAL GUARDIAN LIKE WHAT HAPPENED WITH ANNA NICOLE SMITH!!!
HE WANTS TO TAKE THE KIDS AWAY FROM YOU SO YOU CAN BECOME SUICIDAL AND KILL YOURSELF AND THEN HE GETS TO KEEP THE KIDS AND ALL YOUR MONEY BECAUSE THEY ARE THE SOLE HEIRS AND HE WILL BE THEIR LEGAL GUARDIAN LIKE WHAT HAPPENED WITH ANNA NICOLE SMITH!!!
HE WANTS TO TAKE THE KIDS AWAY FROM YOU SO YOU CAN BECOME SUICIDAL AND KILL YOURSELF AND THEN HE GETS TO KEEP THE KIDS AND ALL YOUR MONEY!!!

2552 days ago
173.

Cearralyn    

Ro (post 2), Federline IS working. He has done some acting, including a commercial, and is currently slated to do another role on a popular show. As for you, Marissa (post 15), you do not know that he has done drugs. You are speculating. Stop saying you are "sure" he is doing drugs when you do not know any such thing! As for his other kids, Shar Jackson has stated MANY TIMES that Federline is a very good father. I highly doubt that YOU know better than SHE does what kind of a father he is. As for Spears, how would she fight back?! HE is not the one who is out partying almost every night until the wee hours of the morning! HE is not the one who shaved his head test! HE is not the one who has been careless with the kids while driving and even carrying them! HE is not the one who hammered a car with an umbrella! HE is not the one who wiped their hands on a very expensive dress and thought the ceiling was falling in. Until Spears gets help for her emotional problems, she is not capable right now of being a good mother.

2552 days ago
174.

Blaine is #1    

Soda in a baby cup can keep adult teeth from growing to full size. That magic guy she's been seen with has those undeveloped adult teeth too. (You know the one... the 40 yr old who jumps next to the celebrities whenever he sees a camera is around.)
I guess even with all the money and fame, some people just don't get it... Good parenting is a TOP priority, and had Brit's mom been a GOOD PARENT while at the same time being a "showbiz" mom, Brit would have learned better. Christina Aguilara's mom knew her daughter had natural talent, and persued that career for ger out of love for Christina. Brit's mom just wanted her daughter to be a star... BIG difference!
The poor kids... "My psychic prediction is: The kids will grow up thinking drugs, drinking and nasty press comments are the norm, and will follow in the family traditionl! You heard it here first!" K-Fed doesn't need a job, he needs a REAL WIFE to mother his children! He's a fine dad. Hang in there Kevin, your kids are worth it... Brit isn't!

2552 days ago
175.

Brenda    

My kid fell out of a high chair. Fell or tried climbing out and fell. Theres a diffrence. Bad teeth some kids just have bad teeth. Britrney should realize he just wants those kids for her money she needs to straighten up or let him take them and her money. Being a mother means giving up your life. You have children that come first. Then once you get use to it then you start getting your life back gradually.

2552 days ago
176.

alex    

hey sam, i read that article too about an anonymous but famous boyfriend saying she stinks down south...but to the matter at hand, both her and kevin are real flunkies at parenting, unfortunately, not unlike alot of other parents out there today...kevin just doesn't care about the kids, a real opportunist...i think spears cares about the kids, but is it enuff? she's #1, kids comes next...but not first!

2552 days ago
177.

Karen Redhead    

I wouldn't be surprised if Britney herself is behind the investigation. Isn't it painfully obvious she doesn't want her kids now that she has them? She drags them around in front of an informed paparazzi (by herself and/or crew)like that is going to resolve or make her look less neglective, and indifferent as a mother. If she doesn't have a nanny, then who the hell is looking after those precious boys while she gets drunk, drugged up, and sleeps with anything that moves? And Kevin has changed?! Pleeeaze get real! This is just another one of his attempted con jobs on the public to see what else he can come up with in order to be another sorry ass excuse for a man who doesn't want to earn a living and take responsibility for the sperm he donated to two women now, both of which that was pretty much the end of what he felt he was obligated to do as a biological father. He doesn't have a clue what being a father is or what loving your children is. He says he loves them but doesn't put them always before himself and what he wants and can get for himself. He always has an agenda!! BothBritney and him do! I worked ten years in psychiatric nursing with children who had been abused, neglected, not wanted, and all I can say is Britney displays classic signs of Bi-Polar disorder and Kevin is Egocentric. It is hard to say where these kids will get the proper care and consistency needed in thier life. CPS has had plenty of causes to remove them already and haven't. The maternal grandparents are not any better. Maybe Jamie-Lynn and her brother Brian? One more thing! How come, if Britney's family really loves her and want her to get help, have they not all petitioned the court to have her admitted to a mental health facility where she could be evaluated and get the help she needs to once again have a happy, productive life? Uhh, maybe greed comes before their daughter's lost forever!!!

2552 days ago
178.

Karen Redhead    

I wouldn't be surprised if Britney herself is behind the investigation. Isn't it painfully obvious she doesn't want her kids now that she has them? She drags them around in front of an informed paparazzi (by herself and/or crew)like that is going to resolve or make her look less neglective, and indifferent as a mother. If she doesn't have a nanny, then who the hell is looking after those precious boys while she gets drunk, drugged up, and sleeps with anything that moves? And Kevin has changed?! Pleeeaze get real! This is just another one of his attempted con jobs on the public to see what else he can come up with in order to be another sorry ass excuse for a man who doesn't want to earn a living and take responsibility for the sperm he donated to two women now, both of which that was pretty much the end of what he felt he was obligated to do as a biological father. He doesn't have a clue what being a father is or what loving your children is. He says he loves them but doesn't put them always before himself and what he wants and can get for himself. He always has an agenda!! BothBritney and him do! I worked ten years in psychiatric nursing with children who had been abused, neglected, not wanted, and all I can say is Britney displays classic signs of Bi-Polar disorder and Kevin is Egocentric. It is hard to say where these kids will get the proper care and consistency needed in thier life. CPS has had plenty of causes to remove them already and haven't. The maternal grandparents are not any better. Maybe Jamie-Lynn and her brother Brian? One more thing! How come, if Britney's family really loves her and want her to get help, have they not all petitioned the court to have her admitted to a mental health facility where she could be evaluated and get the help she needs to once again have a happy, productive life? Uhh, maybe greed comes before their daughter's lost forever!!!

2552 days ago
179.

sandy    

I am sure that this investigation will tie up the systems staff and resources. do they not have anything else to do than go after brittneys children. leave the woman and her family alone

2552 days ago
180.

Annie R.    

Are you kidding me? DCFS in for poor dental hygiene? ...poor eating & sleeping habits? Doesn't ANYONE have ANY sense in this world anymore to see that these "allegations of CHILD ABUSE" are absolutely idiotic? CHILD ABUSE? Well, I guess that MILLIONS of us should have been put away then. Or should have their kids taken away. I knew MANY other kids when I was growing up being allowed to stay up till all hours on school nights, eating all kinds of sweets for lunch at school, and there were so many who could not AFFORD regular dental visits ... this is NOT ABUSE, people! It's called "raising children". Am I a Britney fan? ABSOLUTELY NOT -- could never stand her and have always thought she had such little talent. But this is CLEARLY a swipe at her by her ex-dirt-bag who has even LESS talent and even LESS parenting skills who simply wants Britney's money! Shame on the system for not seeing what this is and dismissing K-Fed out of hand.

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