Spears Ordered To Relinquish Child Custody Effective Wednesday
Britney Spears is a user.
Superior Court Judge Scott M. Gorden says she has participated in "habitual, frequent and continuous use of controlled substances and alcohol." Ms. Spears had been previously ordered to comply with random alcohol and drug testing as well as "parenting coach" meetings.
While Federline and Spears share joint legal custody, the children have been staying with their mother. That changes on Wednesday. This new order followed an unspecified oral motion handed down in a closed-door hearing. All transcripts have been sealed.
Yahoo - omg!Observers note this decision isn't necessarily final. It's simply final for now. Before -- if -- the Judge will ever give Ms. Spears her children back even on a limited basis, she's going to have to clean up her act. Without any bullshit.
Since Spears became single, her troubles have played out in the tabloids. First she was photographed at various Hollywood hotspots partying hard with Paris Hilton appearing drunk and out-of-control. Some photos captured the pop star without panties. Then Spears shaved her head as paparazzi captured the moment, beat a car with an umbrella and ended up spending a month in rehab.
An MTV Video Music Awards performance last month meant to herald her comeback was universally panned, with Spears appearing spaced-out and lethargic and, in some eyes, less than buff. The following week, Spears' management firm dropped her and her divorce lawyer resigned.
She then was charged with misdemeanor counts of hit-and-run and driving without a valid license for allegedly crashing into a parked car in August.
The driving offenses likely compelled the judge to issue Monday's orders, said New York divorce lawyer Raoul Felder.
"She was driving without a license with a child in the car," he said. "You can put aside the in and out of rehab, the shaving her head. But this? When a judge went out on a limb for her? There's no going back."
Los Angeles divorce lawyer Connolly Oyler said he's surprised the children weren't taken from Spears sooner. Judges typically remove youngsters from households where parents are ordered to undergo drug testing, he said.
"In the child's best interest" is the standard used in child custody. It's a hell of a world when a Judge orders children given to Kevin Federline as being in their best interest... and it's so obviously a correct decision that all I can wonder is, why didn't it happen sooner?
This is what happens to a kid when you:
- give them unlimited money,
- more and more power,
- fail to educate them,
- don't teach them to be even slightly curious about others & the world around them,
- inoculate them with an sense of absolute & utter entitlement,
- put them in a bubble surrounded with "yes" men,
- never let anyone ever tell them "no",
- never hold them responsible for their mistakes, and
- cover up the trail of failure and destruction they leave behind.
- While the kid is massively loaded on drugs and alcohol.
A fucking train wreck.
Played out on a world stage with real lives.