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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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76.

;)    

she doesn't want the boys . . . but you know if they were born girls . . .she may have been more "motherly" towards her new dolls.

2477 days ago
77.

Jesus is my Savior    

Tammera #32, (((((HUGS))))) & Prayers to you and your family. No child should ever be ill!

2477 days ago
78.

ORPHANS IN UNITED STATES NEEDS JUST AS MUCH HELP , STARTS AT "HOME ( USA )    



BRITTANY AND KEVIN ARE UNFIT PARENTS ...........

THESE ARE THE KIND OF PEOPLE WHO DOESNT NEED

CHILDREN ..............BECAUSE THEY NEVER SPEND TIME WITHTHEM

ONLY HAVE THE NANNY DO THE JOB ...........

WHAT A SHAME FOR THESE BOYS TO GROW UP AND SEE

WHAT KIND OF PARENTS THEY'VE ..........UNFIT........

2477 days ago
79.

MyTwoCents    

I guess BS thinks it's ok to thumb her nose at the court orders. If she was drinking alcohol the day she got her kids, then she deserves what she gets. BS it is not ok to be a bad mother. But, that gold digging, 420 smoking, fame seeking, babies daddy K-fed is no better. He just hasn't been caught on tape. He is not the kind of role model these kids need in their life. BS get it together so you can raise these kids

2477 days ago
80.

just wondering    

..TAMMERA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!... a 12 yr old couzin in Fld also won the war on leukemia....they have FANTASTIC drugs now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!....hang in there and have faith ...lots r praying for u!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2477 days ago
81.

TRACKER    

#32 TAMMERRA.WOW. I DON,T KNOW WHAT TO SAY.

2477 days ago
82.

Only swim in the Ocean    

Britney is a great Mom; she is just misunderstood.

2477 days ago
83.

Mickey    

What is wrong with this picture, she drives around without a driver's licence BREAKING THE LAW and she is not in jail!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Enough is enough for this SPECIAL TREATMENT for these morons, they do the crime, they SERVE the Time not for seconds, minutes or a few days, but months.

2477 days ago
84.

PUBLIC SAFETY IS AT STAKE    

Britney is a slug.

2477 days ago
85.

Poor Kid    

She is not a bad mother, she just doesn't know any better. She was a child star and didn't live a "normal" life. Now she has to raise two babies and she doesn't know how to do it. She needs her family and people around her to set examples for her

Poor Brit

2477 days ago
86.

LensmanCT    

Is there a death pool on Britney?
I'll take Saturday, 4 AM, ovrerdose.

2477 days ago
87.

Natasha    

toxic, and oops britney is hunting for a man or a woman, maybe she is bio-sexual, who knows, maybe she wants her freedom, u know kinda layed the eggs and walked away, a stupid chicken is your britney, defend what more, are u so stupid people who pray for britney, did she shed a tear for loosing her kids. she has no sympathy to no one but herself, she thinks she is the victim, while she is not the victim, the victims are the kids, think of them, how they were left alone at night when their confused empty headed mom wanted to party all night long, do i care obviously not, if i was not bored, i wouldnt even bother to comment, but when a mother looses her kids, it hurt every other mother outhere, because we know how painful that might be, it is not easy, but at least have the heart to fight for them, u coward, stupid toilet star.

2477 days ago
88.

loftie    

Even though she is currently a totally unfit mom (as far as I know at least), it's sad to look at those pictures of her and Kevin. Kevin was a crap decision for her, but at least she looked happy. Now she's just vacant. Poor little kids.

2477 days ago
89.

just wondering    

#86...guess the creeps come out later at night!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!...sad and pathetic!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2477 days ago
90.

TMZ reader    

#32....I feel your pain but why be mad at Britney? She didn't have anything to do with your situation, and I have no doubt that she too loves her kids as well. She voluntarily relinquished primary custody, but she still has 30% custody rights. It's not like she has walked away from her responsibility. Who knows....she may have a strategy in turning the spotlight of scrutiny onto Kevin. She probably knows that he can't hack it. Too, she may just need time to get clean, if she has really been using drugs, before weekly testing begins. Maybe this is just her way of buying some time.

2477 days ago
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