Spears’ lawyers fear she’s ‘in denial’ in child custody battleNovember 14th, 2007 - 10:23 am ICT by admin
The attorneys fear that the troubled pop star is not realising the fact that she could lose Sean Preston, two, and Jayden James, one, in her battle with ex Kevin Federline, who has temporary custody presently.
“They fear that she isn’t really worried about the battle. She believes the court is biased in Kevin’s favour and is furious she has to undergo drug testing while he doesn’t - so she won’t play ball,” The Sun quoted a source, as saying.
“But Britney won’t listen and said she doesn’t need a shrink.” This week’s custody hearing heard the singer, 25, had missed drug tests as she doesn’t like rising early,” the source added.
Meanwhile Federline’s attorney, Mark Vincent Kaplan accused the ‘Toxic’ singer of living in a ‘parallel universe,’ at latest hearing regarding visitation rights for the couple’s two children.
Kaplan cited Spears’ failure to respond in a timely manner to eight of 14 random drug requests.
He also reminded the court that the presiding judge Scott Gordon has already chastised her thrice for not being reachable by phone.
According to court orders, Britney is required to submit to twice-weekly random drug and alcohol tests, and is required to provide a urine sample within six hours of being called.
However, Spears’ lawyers claimed that the missed drug tests often happened because the singer is forced to frequently change her phone number because of nuisance calls.
Lawyer Anne Kiley called the drug testing procedure “unconstitutional”.
“Just because Ms. Spears is unable to return a call within one hour doesn’t reflect what kind of mother she is. It’s a nonsensical procedure. She could be in a movie or travelling. What matters is that she provides a sample within six hours and that she tests negative,” Kiley said.
The hearing concluded without any agreement, with both parties required to inform the Commissioner by Nov 13 what decision they’ve reached. (ANI)
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