Their Celebrities: Britney Spears Investigated on 'Abuse and Neglect' Charges

Britney Spears’ legal battle with Kevin Federline over the custody of Sean Preston, 2, and Jayden James, 1, rages on. A lawyer for the L.A. Department of Children and Family Services has announced that a formal investigation into “multiple child abuse and neglect” allegations will soon commence. In particular, concerns were raised that Ms. Spears’ two children might be in physical danger if left in the sole care of their volatile mother. And while the court documents do not provide specifics, according to the AP, the child welfare department did indicate that the investigation was spurred, at least in part, by a request from Mr. Federline.

Since the pop singer has failed to submit herself to court-ordered random dug testing, the boys have been residing full-time with K-Fed. As Page Six reported today, Ms. Spears, who has had a growing number of problems behind the wheel in recent weeks, managed to seal several court documents. Through her attorneys, she claimed that “such information [therein] greatly increases the chances that the actions of the media could threaten the safety of the children by, for example, causing a traffic accident.”