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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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121.

Em    

Divorce brings out the worst in exes. Exes love to exaggerate facts in the hope that they will "win". What a waste of time for DCFS. K-Fed needs to get a real job and support ALL of his kids. Britney needs to grow up and get her act together or risk losing her kids.

2551 days ago
122.

for real    

Yeah so what, brittney fed her children pepsi out of a bottle. I have four children over the age of 18 and guess what, "I fed them pepsi or coke out of their bottle". Oooohhh, the doctors suggested feeding that to children who wouldn't drink water. Oh ohhhhhh. You people really need to lay off of this young woman. You hear bits and pieces of what may happen in her life, a few minutes out of her day and all of a sudden, everybody has a take on Brittney and her children. Bull****! K-Fed has no other way of earning a living to the lifestyle of what he had so luckly come upon with Brittney, he forgot what it was like to be "POOR". OUCH.... Her children look happy and content & Healthy!! Get a life and K-dude get a JOB!!!

2551 days ago
123.

sara    

you know, i have friends who don't keep their kids on regular sleeping schedules and who give their kids 'too much' juice. they still love their children and i would never label them abusive. we are all raised in different environments, some kids have TV, some don't, some kids get to eat processed foods, some don't, and so on. it is the nature of being a parent to make those choices for our kids, and i honestly feel bad that she is so scrutinized- whether or not i actually agree with her parenting tactics- practically every decision she makes is layed out for all of us to judge. did you all have perfect parents? are you all perfect parents?

2551 days ago
124.

mona lee    

Kevin needs to take a bath himself and clean up in general. He stinks!! How can he teach his kids anything. His teeth were rotten and his breath stench must have been putrid. Give it up Kevin and get a steady job at the gas station where you belong.

2551 days ago
125.

Daphne    

Brit's big mistake was to get involved and produce kids with a low-life loser who had no money of his own. She would have been smarter to use a sperm bank if she wanted kids.

Now Kfed will bleed her for everything he can,using the kids - and with the help of her own parents yet.

My heart goes out to Britney. Having kids sure complicates life.

2551 days ago
126.

Jill    

Whoever turned her in, THANK YOU. She should lose these kids before things get even worse. She's VERY unfit.

2551 days ago
127.

princess t    

Does anyone else think that #93 - "Jake" sounds like a stalker?? I am sure she is eagerly awaiting your next noble and chivalristic post "Jake"; keep on stalkin'.

2551 days ago
128.

Dr. Ellen Luker    

ENOUGH ALREADY....This world has more important issues than the teeth of a privleged
child.

2551 days ago
129.

Kwino    

Trailer park trash. Money doesn't buy class, or apparently parenting skills.

2551 days ago
130.

annie    

Time to call grandma.

2551 days ago
131.

mae-mae    

I may not be famous but I am a full time mother of 4 and full time career woman...I understand that Britney wants to live the life she had before partyin with no worries and I'm sure K-Fed's agenda is not just about the kids but for sure monetary as well....Sadly, I think Britney right now just want to be Britney the popstar, not Britney the mother....everyone should be concerned of the children not of the two unresponsible parents that they were born from....they didn't choose they're parents but they are the ones who are going to be affected by the stupidity of these 2 people...for those of you die hard fans of Britney, sorry to say but she needs to grow up and start acting like a real mother to her children..you are not helping her by defending her actions...these kids need a stable home and be cared for not passed around like a toy...THINK ABOUT IT!!! Would you want your parents to treat you that way!!!

2551 days ago
132.

Clinton    

Funny how SOME keep saying that "she loves her kids", like that is supposed to absolve her. Factually, MOST abusive parents profess "love" for their children/victims. Where there's smoke, there's fire, - and, we can all see her cloud for miles. Furthermore, IF the judge had found NO MERIT to the accusations and evidence, they would've slappled it down, they didn't. Oh, I guess now it must be a "conspiracy", - riiight.

2551 days ago
133.

divalasvegas    

When US Weekly reports that the kids' teeth are so bad that their mother wanted to get them whitened and the dentist refused, to me that's a problem. These little guys are toddlers and their baby teeth are in really bad shape which means in the whole time they've had teeth, their teeth have not been taken care of. If an adult chooses not to brush their teeth and go to a dentist regularly, that is their choice. Little boys that are two and younger need a parent who is willing care for their teeth, plain and simple. If they are getting juice and pop in their bottles, then one can only imagine what the rest of their diet consists of. I have also heard that Britney doesn't keep them on any sort of schedule or routine for meals and bedtime. If that is the case, the kids are suffering. Kids that age need structure, like set bedtimes and meal times. I'm guessing when Britney drags her ass out bed sometime in the afternoon, she probably gives them candy or other snacks to keep the peace and gets around to feeding them when she's damn good and ready. What about the second hand smoke and exposure to pet waste? Those aren't really healthy things for little kids to be exposed to. She can say, "We're country, y'all", but that doesn't excuse the fact that two little boys are probably being deprived of dental and personal hygiene, normal meals and bedtimes and any sense of normalcy. Obviously, Britney's behavior in the last six months has been anything but normal. I think she's in over her head and too stupid and/or self-centered to see that what she does or doesn't do impacts her kids. When you are a mom, you have to put your kids ahead of yourself. She doesn't seem willing to do that and her erratic behavior would make the other parent fear for the health and safety of his children. K-Fed may not be the epitome of a super parent, but you do not see him flashing his junk to the paparazzi, hitting someone else's car with an umbrella, driving with the boys not in their car seats properly and stripping down to his drawers for a swim in the ocean. At this point, he seems like the more stable parent and I think he deserves the chance to take care of his kids full time.

2551 days ago
134.

Blah blah blah    

What a loser ----BOTH OF THEM. They are both in such a poor state, neither of them need to be trying to raise children. If they ever grow up maybe they could try raising their children.

2551 days ago
135.

Clinton    

"Ellen Luker", what's the matter, can't handle more than one thing at a time? It's called intelligence.

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