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TMZ Tape Subpoenaed in Brit Custody Case

10/3/2007 2:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ video will become an exhibit in the Britney/K-Fed custody fight.


As we first reported, one of the reasons L.A. County Court Commissioner Scott Gordon stripped Brit of custody was because she was driving her kids this past weekend without a valid California license -- a direct violation of the judge's order.

Turns out, Gordon found out about Britney's Malibu drive after TMZ posted the video this past weekend.

Celebrity lawyer Mark Vincent Kaplan subpoenaed our video yesterday. We complied with the subpoena today by depositing it with the court. There's a hearing today at 1:30 PM, where Brit's lawyers will argue Britney's non-compliance was all a big misunderstanding.

Spears got her California license yesterday, so she is now free to drive to the fast food restaurant of her choice and has the blessing of the state of California.
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Snarksnarksnark    

Since it was sooooo easy for her to get a license, why didn't get it when the court ordered it weeks ago? Besides, she still hasn't complied with the other conditions. Did she misunderstand those also?

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MENUDAS    

CALIF GAVE HER A LICENSE WHILE SHE HAS A PENDING HIT AND RUN CHARGE? I WOULD THINK MOST STATES WOULD NOT GIVE A LICENSE BASED ON THAT AND BASED ON HER DRIVING RECORD. MY GOODNESS, THEY JUST GAVE HER THE RIGHT TO DRIVE IN CALIF AND SOON WITH HER KIDS BACK IN THE CAR WITH HER, GOOD GOING CALIFORNIA, YOU JUST BLEW IT.
ALSO WHY ARE THE PHOTOS STALKING THE KIDS, YOU'RE SCARING THE KIDS, AND TOOOOOO CLOSE TO THE KIDS IN GENERAL.
GOOD GRIEF...SHE CAN NOW DRIVE AND BE A DANGER TO THE KIDS AT THE SAME TIME.

2486 days ago
18.

just me    

I know Britney has done things and behaved in ways that make her seem a lot less than an ideal mother, like driving in city traffic with her baby on her lap, dressing provocatively in public, partying late-night, and exposing her pantyless tinklehole. And I have been as critical of her as many others have.

But I don't think Brit should be singled-out in a media witch-hunt to undermine her parental right to the control and upbringing of her children and treated worse than the countless millions of other mothers who are much less an ideal mother than Britney but are not required to forfeit control and custody their children, mothers who have been convicted of everything from prostitution to felony theft or worse and yet retained control and custody of their children. And there are countless millions of cases where drug-addicted and alcohol-addicted mothers have been convicted of crimes and yet judges and caseworkers would not become involved with custody of their obviously endangered children unless the mother abuses or abandons them.

Like I said, I have been as critical of Britney as many other folks have. But I am beginning to see what appears to be a witch-hunt afoot in some media sources to unfairly undermine Britney's parental rights and force a somewhat less than justified intrusion into her parenting and relationship with those little children.

2486 days ago
19.

Your'e Fired!    

AND................She WAS NOT wearing a seat belt!!!!! She rarely wears a seat belt..............

2486 days ago
20.

Tangie    

She needs to be thrown in a padded room for a long, long time.

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Beya85    

I can't believe that she is exploited her children in that way. Notice how she drives off with the tinted windows up and drives off with the convertible down and windows. She should try to protect her kids instead of exposing them to the world. Poor kids, they must be terrified of the photographers. They don't know anything.....Britney Spear's career is officially over!

2486 days ago
22.

Giggles    

Well, the kids don't look like they're having fun. They must be scared from all of the photographers always around the car. Maybe they can have a more normal life with Kevin.

2486 days ago
23.

M    

I think that it is pretty sad when the media is so involved in someones life that tapes are required to be presented in court. You people with your video camers and photographers ruin lives and obviously seem proud of it. You should be ashamed that your tape has been requested in court. Although I generally dislike Ms. Spears, I believe the MEDIA is the reason that she lost her children. All you ever show is negativity. She can't possibly be all bad. Her custody case has turned into a media circus and K-Feds whole case probably relies on the crap that TMZ, ET, and all of the other picture/video happy jerks that are always in someones face. Privacy is no longer a right apparently.

2486 days ago
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MENUDAS    

TOO BAD TMZ, YOU COULD HAVE PUT A TIMESTAMP ON THAT VIDEO, NEXT TIME TRY IT, TO SHOW SHE DID THAT BEFORE GETTING HER LICENSE....
DATE/TIMESTAMP WOULD ME MORE CONVIENT IN PROOF.
MAYBE THE JUDGE WILL ALSO POINT OUT THE BABY SEATS ARE INSTALLED WRONG, SHOULDN'T THE KIDS BE FACING THE OTHER WAY IN THE CAR? OR DID THAT LAW CHANGE AGAIN TO FACE FRONT?

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R2K    

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DEE DEE    

ok harvey u did it again pushing her to the brink of madness i hate you stupid jerk..... I hope someday you suffer as much as she is suffering mentally and emotionally .... thanks to you may all your hair and teeth fall out lmao

2486 days ago
27.

whyuhere    

i predict less then a year at least 3 TMZ photgraphers will be badly beaten or much worse....
they are asking for it
better get good lawyers or start running

2486 days ago
28.

Tom    

Why subpoena? There are videos of Brit driving all over the internet.

2486 days ago
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Your'e Fired!    

....Is she DEAD, yet?.....That WILL be news, til then why bother writing anything about this poor excuse of a human being?

2486 days ago
30.

whyuhere    

anyone can put time/stamps on video
a good lawyer can beat that

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