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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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91.

Bob    


Obviously the offenses were a big enough deal to warrent an investigation.

Plus, they could have many witnesses to agree or disagree with the charges, since she has had so many employees since the kids were born. She has dug her own grave, moron.

2577 days ago
92.

Jake    

LEAVE HER ALONE!!! Its not our business, obviously none of the dumb rumors being spread about her in the past months aren't true because they've all been proven wrong!!!!Next subject- lets move on, its getting boring! Shes a new mom, she'll make mistakes, NOBODYS PERFECT!!! Its like the tabliods & everyone wants to paint the image that only Britney Spears is inperfect, but we ALL are!! The media only builds these celebs up to tear them down! And Britney is the perfect demonstration of that, she was the worlds biggest pop icon & when she decided to take a break & start a family, the world didn't like that, they weren't done with her, cause it used to be "oh Britney, this, Britney that"- all "good gossip" (if that really exists??). Britney is doing what she should be doing- ignoring all the lies, shes better than all of that!! She fell in love with a HUGE JERK, Kevin was & is a GOLDIGGER!!! Shes heart-broken, shes a young mom having to raise 2 babies on her own, she needs some privacy & space- theres no reason she shouldn't be able to live her life without the constant attention or well, stalking!! She needs support right now but shes getting the exact opposite, instead of her family & management being there for her, they're against her, only worried about her image! Shes done the best she can, she doing everything for her boys!! Shes a good mom, but no one wants to say that cause they won't be conforming to whats "in" or in the medias case- they won't sell as many magaizens- PEOPLE START STANDING UP FOR HER!!! BRITNEY WILL BE BACK & BIGGER THAN EVER, JUST WAIT!!! Stay strong Britney, there are still tons of supporters out here!!!!! I love you & wish you the best of luck!!!!!!

2577 days ago
93.

cheddar    

Come on we are all just like Britney---we have all taken our kids to the hospital because they' fell out of a chair"--we have all had dogs with broken legs-we all smoke non stop without in-haling--we all go out and show our koochie to everyone---we all leave our kids while we party every night---we all chew gum like a hillbilly---we all rip off our clothes in front of cameras and jump in the ocean--Britney is awesome---she should be mother of the year!!!!

2577 days ago
94.

sam    

She's just plain nasty.

2577 days ago
95.

nana    

When there is a child custody case there is always a home study done. A lot of this reporting is pure sensationalism. I think Britney has no class at all. She dresses like a hillbilly and deliberately baits the paps...she loves publicity, and it would appear negative pictures and publicity are better than none.

K-Fed? Oh lordy, this is just someone looking for a meal ticket. If they authorities removed every child who had no sleep schedule or who had bad teeth ( if they do) from their parents...where would they put that huge number of kids?

2577 days ago
96.

Jake    

LEAVE HER ALONE!!! Its not our business, obviously none of the dumb rumors being spread about her in the past months aren't true because they've all been proven wrong!!!!Next subject- lets move on, its getting boring! Shes a new mom, she'll make mistakes, NOBODYS PERFECT!!! Its like the tabliods & everyone wants to paint the image that only Britney Spears is inperfect, but we ALL are!! The media only builds these celebs up to tear them down! And Britney is the perfect demonstration of that, she was the worlds biggest pop icon & when she decided to take a break & start a family, the world didn't like that, they weren't done with her, cause it used to be "oh Britney, this, Britney that"- all "good gossip" (if that really exists??). Britney is doing what she should be doing- ignoring all the lies, shes better than all of that!! She fell in love with a HUGE JERK, Kevin was & is a GOLDIGGER!!! Shes heart-broken, shes a young mom having to raise 2 babies on her own, she needs some privacy & space- theres no reason she shouldn't be able to live her life without the constant attention or well, stalking!! She needs support right now but shes getting the exact opposite, instead of her family & management being there for her, they're against her, only worried about her image! Shes done the best she can, she doing everything for her boys!! Shes a good mom, but no one wants to say that cause they won't be conforming to whats "in" or in the medias case- they won't sell as many magaizens- PEOPLE START STANDING UP FOR HER!!! BRITNEY WILL BE BACK & BIGGER THAN EVER, JUST WAIT!!! Stay strong Britney, there are still tons of supporters out here!!!!! I love you & wish you the best of luck!!!!!!

LEAVE HER ALONE!!! Its not our business, obviously none of the dumb rumors being spread about her in the past months aren't true because they've all been proven wrong!!!!Next subject- lets move on, its getting boring! Shes a new mom, she'll make mistakes, NOBODYS PERFECT!!! Its like the tabliods & everyone wants to paint the image that only Britney Spears is inperfect, but we ALL are!! The media only builds these celebs up to tear them down! And Britney is the perfect demonstration of that, she was the worlds biggest pop icon & when she decided to take a break & start a family, the world didn't like that, they weren't done with her, cause it used to be "oh Britney, this, Britney that"- all "good gossip" (if that really exists??). Britney is doing what she should be doing- ignoring all the lies, shes better than all of that!! She fell in love with a HUGE JERK, Kevin was & is a GOLDIGGER!!! Shes heart-broken, shes a young mom having to raise 2 babies on her own, she needs some privacy & space- theres no reason she shouldn't be able to live her life without the constant attention or well, stalking!! She needs support right now but shes getting the exact opposite, instead of her family & management being there for her, they're against her, only worried about her image! Shes done the best she can, she doing everything for her boys!! Shes a good mom, but no one wants to say that cause they won't be conforming to whats "in" or in the medias case- they won't sell as many magaizens- PEOPLE START STANDING UP FOR HER!!! BRITNEY WILL BE BACK & BIGGER THAN EVER, JUST WAIT!!! Stay strong Britney, there are still tons of supporters out here!!!!! I love you & wish you the best of luck!!!!!!

LEAVE HER ALONE!!! Its not our business, obviously none of the dumb rumors being spread about her in the past months aren't true because they've all been proven wrong!!!!Next subject- lets move on, its getting boring! Shes a new mom, she'll make mistakes, NOBODYS PERFECT!!! Its like the tabliods & everyone wants to paint the image that only Britney Spears is inperfect, but we ALL are!! The media only builds these celebs up to tear them down! And Britney is the perfect demonstration of that, she was the worlds biggest pop icon & when she decided to take a break & start a family, the world didn't like that, they weren't done with her, cause it used to be "oh Britney, this, Britney that"- all "good gossip" (if that really exists??). Britney is doing what she should be doing- ignoring all the lies, shes better than all of that!! She fell in love with a HUGE JERK, Kevin was & is a GOLDIGGER!!! Shes heart-broken, shes a young mom having to raise 2 babies on her own, she needs some privacy & space- theres no reason she shouldn't be able to live her life without the constant attention or well, stalking!! She needs support right now but shes getting the exact opposite, instead of her family & management being there for her, they're against her, only worried about her image! Shes done the best she can, she doing everything for her boys!! Shes a good mom, but no one wants to say that cause they won't be conforming to whats "in" or in the medias case- they won't sell as many magaizens- PEOPLE START STANDING UP FOR HE

2577 days ago
97.

Susana    

It would seem that the people involved with this would have better things to do with their time and money,, NOT saying Brit/or Kevin are the greatest of parents, but I doubt these kids are in harms way.. Get a grip..There are some REAL cases DHS needs to be involved in and you read these cases every day in your cities newspapers,, This is a high profile, big money, mudslinging case.. Pretty sad because someday when these boys grow up and know this it will be more harmful, IMO. GROW UP AND GET A LIFE.

2577 days ago
98.

Susana    

p.s. the headline to this article cracks me up.. WHO is behind..I mean get real..It does not take a rocker science to figure THAT out, DUH.

2577 days ago
99.

EVELYN HENDRICKSON    

NAIL THE BITCH! HOW MANY WAYS DOES SHE HAVE TO PROVE SHE IS INCAPABLE OF EVEN TAKING CARE OF HERSELF. SHE HAS NANNIES YET THESE BABIES ARE NOT TAKEN CARE OF PROPERLY. GET THEM OUT OF THERE AND DON'T GIVE THEM TO HER MOM. SHE RAISED BRITNEY AND LOOK HOW SHE TURNED OUT. TRASH!

2577 days ago
100.

Lauren    

On Vh1 there is story titled IS BRITNEY BEATIN' HER BABIES?
http://blog.vh1.com/2007-08-27/is-britney-spears-beatin-her-babies/

Look at the picture of Britney, one of them show her smoking a cig with her small child walking along side of her. Look at the picture really closely. It looks like someone added a cig to the picture, he hand is different shade.
If this an altered picture, how sad what people will do to make some look like unfit mothers. I know she is not going to make mother of the year, hell who would, but leave the poor girl alone. Who as a parent has not made a mistake of 2? Look at the picture, I would love to know what people think.

2577 days ago
101.

Stanley    

Actually, I like Britney, and I don't find it at all strange that someone with a life like hers can get freaked out now and then. Most people having a good part of the world watching their every moment probably would. I doubt the child abuse charge is anything more than K-Fed fishing for a life he can have by selling the little kids. K-Fed didn't care at all about those kids until he figure out they could give him in edge in the publicity game. How many times have we heard of warring ex-husbands and wives using the kids as weapons. Still, I think Britney is getting unfairly attacked by people who only want to use her success for their own benefit, and they are not above using the kids in sacrifice for their greed and vanity.

2577 days ago
102.

ashley k    

She's probably a better mother than most of us. She's ok and I believe everyone is looking only at her faults. I

2577 days ago
103.

Ithinknot    

What about the time she was drunk and carrying the baby in one hand and a drink in the other and almost dropped the baby backward? What about the fact that it's blatently obvious she's mentally ill and not on her medication? She is in just the kind of situation where someone who is mentaly ill decides to end it all and take their kids with them.
What are we waiting for to happen? The kids are too much for her, life it too much for her. She needs real "Tough Love" and losing her kids may be just what it takes to wake her up to the fact that everything, in fact, doesn't come easy. You can't buy everything and everyone off, and, that family is really, really important. Maybe also, that your kids should come first. It's sad that no family can/will get her to a doctor/real rehab. Mental illness can be controlled.

2577 days ago
104.

Jenny    

This story is similar to a situation I know about where the parents are upper-middle class (both parents have advanced academic degrees) and they live in a very nice, upscale neighborhood. However, neither parent wants to be inconvenienced by their kids. As a result, the kids have poor dental hygiene, unstable sleeping habits and their diet is atrocious in which they eat either heavily processed sugary foods or fast food only. (The father considers canned pudding healthy because it has milk product in it.)

The children are mentally and emotionally immature for their age (with regard to normal development) and are starved for affection. The kids are cranky and they have little regard for adults (or any authority figure). The school has complained and sent a note but neither parent regards anything as serious. Meanwhile, the kids are suffering. It will be much harder to do anything salubrious for the kids after they are much older and have learned bad habits including disregard for themselves and others.

This may not be the traditional situation for abuse but it counts as abuse even if it's passive or indirect.

2577 days ago
105.

Allyson    

Britney has nice teeth. That's one thing that I always liked about her. I don't think she would neglect her boys' teeth.

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