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Why Britney Lost Custody

10/3/2007 11:19 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Britney SpearsWe now know exactly what went down in court Monday when L.A .County Superior Court Commissioner Scott Gordon stripped Britney Spears of physical custody of Sean Preston and Jayden James.

As we first reported, Britney didn't follow a number of conditions the Commish laid down. But sources tell us three factors were the last straws for Gordon.

Britney was supposed to sign a document that would have given the green light for a custody evaluator to conduct psychological evaluations. Commissioner Gordon ordered Spears to get the signed document to Mark Vincent Kaplan, K-Fed's lawyer, by Monday at 10:00 AM or appear in court. She did neither.

- The judge ordered both Kevin and Britney to submit proof they had valid California driver's licenses and insurance. He also ordered that neither party drive with the children if they didn't have the proper license. Over the weekend, TMZ posted video of Spears driving with the kids in Malibu. She did not have a California license at the time. The TMZ posting was discussed in court and the Commish was pissed off.

- The biggest reason for the change was Thursday night, Britney was at a Social Group event at Sutra nightclub in Costa Mesa. TMZ shot video inside the club. Various people say they saw her drinking alcohol after midnight. According to Gordon's order on September 17, neither Britney nor K-Fed were allowed to consume alcohol within 12 hours of the time they obtained physical custody of the kids. We know Britney picked the children up at 12 noon on Friday, which means she would have violated Gordon's order.

In short, Gordon was ticked off that Britney thumbed her nose at the court. Stay tuned.


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she did it to that zero jerk off has the kids.....

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just wondering    

...GOOD LORD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.....why doesn't everybody just tie a noose around her neck!!!!!!!!!...what a way to have to live!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!....LEAVE her ALONE EVERYONE!!!!!!!!!....POOR BRIT for even meeting that man who has destroyed her spirit by being a lousy husband!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!....U will be ok Brit...just do what the Gustapo wants to get ur kids back and now u havew do play his game cause the world is watching!!! POOR YOU!!!!!!!!!...hang tough kid!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!...LOVE ur new CD!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I think "she did it again" and this time on purpose...She want it to be free or otherwise she would obey the court rule..She is an unfit mother poor children.

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In other words, it was all because of TMZ? lol, you guys are more full of yourself than Kanye West.

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You people & your web site are rat bastards & friggin snitches

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just wondering    

...# 8 ...WENDY!!!!...ya u!!!!!!!!....u sound soooooooooooo classy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!...u must have a mirror!!!!!!!!!!

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Annonymous -    

good riddance, she never listens, could cause more trouble for the both of them - those kids are better off with the grandparents

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WOW TMZ>>>>>> s should we all applad you for poting she was driving with no licence!!!!! ARE you the law now !!!!! Does it make you feel good to know that you had a play in this battle!!!! You photogs NEVER STOP!!!! You even stoop low enough to snap pics of the kids with the nanny!!!! We all make mistakes...we ar ot perfect!!! I't SUCKS for brittney because her life is put out into the open y non care photogs!!!! I am gona say it again!!! Leave brittney alone and give her pease!!!!! Most important STOP harasing her kids!!!!!!

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TMZ you actually sound PROUD that you helped play a part in 2 small children being seperated from there mother. Nice job. Really....those children love thier mother and need her. If you think for one minute that they don't then you are fooling yourselves. I have (unfortuately) seen FAR TOO many REAL cases in where the mother is TOTALLY unfit...and yet those children cling to them and scream as they are taken a way. A child's love for their mother will withstand anything. So, for you to say they are better off without her or that they don't love just wrong.

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Let me guess everyone????? It wasn't Britney's fault, someone else MADE her a no show.

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