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Why Britney Lost Custody

10/1/2007 9:09 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ knows exactly why Britney lost custody -- she ignored the Commissioner at every turn.

Rewind to last month. L.A. County Commissioner Scott Gordon ordered Spears to do a number of things in order to maintain 50/50 custody.

Spears was ordered to meet with a drug counselor -- she didn't do it.

Spears was ordered to submit to drug testing -- she didn't do it.

Spears was ordered to enroll in parenting classes -- didn't do it.

Spears was also required to sign the judge's order -- again, she didn't.

And last Friday, Commissioner Gordon prohibited both Spears and K-Fed from driving the children unless they had a valid California driver's license. Gordon was pissed today when TMZ posted video of Spears cavalierly driving her kids around Malibu.

In short, Spears did everything wrong ... by doing nothing.




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991.

Leah    

Once again everyone here is blaming everyone BUT Britney. SHE made it so that her parents couldn't see the kids unless they are with Kevin. SHE does illegal drugs. SHE drives without a license. SHE drinks to excess. SHE sleeps around. SHE missed their birthdays to go party. SHE pushed everyone who tried to help her away. So SHE is the one who has to hit rock bottom. It doesn't seem that this is going to do it, however. She can't even sign a piece of paper...BUT SHE CAN GO SHOPPING!

2485 days ago
992.

shannon    

Irene? You think she's a child? Brit is of age to drink, buy cigs, vote for the president of our nation and join a branch of the military if she chose to do so. This has nothing to do with her age. Someone much younger could understand the ramifications for not complying with the judge's orders. Brit chose herself over her children now she'll have to live with that choice for the rest of her life. She will also have to explain it to her children once they are old enough to comprehend that their mommy is a dirty whore.

2485 days ago
993.

kim    

Has anyone clued into why Britney PURPOSELY didNT do anything the judge asked her? and she is smiling and not crying after dropping off kids to KFed bodyguard? Hum? Perhaps she isnt as stupid as she wants you all to believe.

2485 days ago
994.

kim    

Its amazing reading all these comments how many people have bought her act of "losing" her kids. Yeah she just decided to purposely not do anything the judge said. She doesnt feel she is above the law or didnt need to do those things- SHE DIDNT DO THEM - ON PURPOSE. Stay tuned.....

2485 days ago
995.

Sharon    

After reading everyone's comments, I, too, am starting to think Britney's non-compliance seems deliberate and as if she wanted--best case scenario, thought it would be better for them--to have her sons placed under someone else's care. I wish it wasn't that ex- of hers as he has never seemed interested to care about the best interests of anyone but his own. I would like to know what started this downward spiral Britney seems to be in the midst of. Marrying K-Fed isn't it: The decision to get involved with him in the first place appears to be made by a young woman already suffering from major problems. As several people have commented, it must be difficult and high-pressure to be the "founder of the feast" for so many people and that's what Britney has been for a long time. Premature "middle age" crisis????? Slightly overdue teenage rebellion? She sure seems like she's lashing out at everyone--including herself--with her behavior.

2485 days ago
996.

Hez    

SKANK-A-LICIOUS!!!!

2485 days ago
997.

Larry    

the kids need to be with their mother. federline goes to nightclubs too. britney is no genius. she can't sing, is just an average dancer, isn't that good looking; but the press and a whole bunch of self righteous moralists are tearing her down. it's a shame. as flaky as she is, she doesn't deserve what's happening. neither did paris hilton. they have money and fame, and those of us who don't, well, that's a blessing in disguise.

2485 days ago
998.

Stephanie    

Turn your life around britney.

2485 days ago
999.

Shade on behalf of MH who wrote this    

I think this is a part of a total breakdown.

She was young, rich, popular, reasonably attractive. Unfortunately, she was also overindulged and undereducated. She had no idea how to grow up, no self-awareness, no ability for insight. Directionless and shallow, she lost her boyfriend Justin Timberlake as he became more self-determined and focused.

She had this vague feeling of rebellion from all those years of being told "go here" and "sing that," and, from her upbringing, saw grown-ups get married (often young) and make babies. So she latches onto this guy who fills her need to rebel and to, in her immature view, grow up. He's in the business, he's got a "bad boy" (read, "Eff you Mommy and Justin") vibe about as authentic as her musical credentials, and revs her hormones.

It doesn't matter the Mommy freaks out - heck, that's just an extra reward - over her intentions to marry and breed with Kevin. She's always been indulged, so self-governance is non-existent. Her signal that it was true love was her hands trembling as she lit her post-coital Marlboro Light 100.

So her mother, deluding herself into thinking marriage and motherhood will settle Britney down, gives in and "blesses" the union. Unfortunately, her failure to guide and discipline her daughter bear rotten fruit.

Britney has never had to take care of herself, and is now responsible for two helpless children. She sees her failures mounting, feels trapped and betrayed, and falls apart. She self-medicates. That fails her, too. The world, she feels, turns on her. Feeling more alone, drugs and booze become her best friends.

She's in free-fall right now. I just hope bottom isn't a stainless steel sliding tray at the L.A. County morgue.

2485 days ago
1000.

amazed    

She is an arrogant, twisted, spolied, skanky, bratty little twit. Who gives a rip that she is famous. She is not above the law as she thinks. Kids are at stake. Caring re kids is NOT, NOT, NOT being a good parent.Being responsible, obeying the law, protecting your kids, keeping them safe, NOT driving with them in your lap, IS being a decent parent. Getting some morals, staying home, putting the kids on a schedule that is for THEM, not some bare-bottomed, skanky mom's schedule, is being a parent. She is so full of herself, stupid, and she "chooses" to act like trash. No one made her. Good for the judge that he wants those kids protected. Wake up Skanky Spears.

2485 days ago
1001.

ELI    

I feel Britney's downfall began when she hooked up (once, I think) with Colin Farrell!

2484 days ago
1002.

Leela    

Poster ##994, no duh: part of what is wrong with the "system" is the excuse that addiction is a disease. It's not a disease, it's a choice, a lifestyle. No matter what causes it, people have a choice, get help say no to temptation or give in to your cravings and whimper that you have a disease. It's not easy but you have a choice.
We don't know that Britney is an addict but we can all plainly see that she is mentally ill and it's a proven fact that having kids can increase the symptoms of mental illness and this foolish girl had two of them back to back.

2484 days ago
1003.

robi    

wow... i feel bad for her kids. i would hate to live with a messed up mother like that. i'm glad that k-fed got them. god bless

2484 days ago
1004.

Kristy S.    

wait a min....don't calling all kind of names about Britany... don't personally knew her and don't know what inside the door? don't fall for Media..
Media intend to negatives about anybody they want to. sad! it not pretty about Media.
Britany just having hard time and tough road ahead.
nobody perfect in this world.
paparazzi need to leave Britany alone. paparazzi after $$$$ that all and Media just want have rating go up that simple. hope Britany get well soon. everybody have their up and down.

2484 days ago
1005.

pauline    

HI BRIT IT WILL BE FINE. I HAVE GONE THROUGH THE SAME HELL
YOU HAVE GONE THROUGH.KEEP YOUR FAITH STRONG . GOD NEVER TURN HIS BACK ON HIS CHILDREN. WORK HARDER THAN YOU HAVE NEVER WORK BEFORE .KEEP ON FIGHTING FOR YOUR CHILDREN., NEVER GAVE UP. I ALSO HAVE TWO BOYS, AND BRIT I FIGHT TO THE END FOR THEM AND IT WAS WORTH IT. GET OUT OF THE PUBLIC EYE AND WEAR MORE BEAUTIFUL LONG DRESSES AND STAY CLEAN. DO EVERYTHING THAT IS ASKED OF YOU., ABD TRIY TO REDFINE YOURSELF IN THE PUBLIC EYE. THINK OF YOURSELF TEN YEARS DOWN THE ROAD
WHERE WOULD YOU BE.I KNOW IT HURTS AND LIFE WOULD SEEMS LONELY,BUT REMEMBER THE ONES WHO LOVE.

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