Spears loses her kids

Reuters

A family court suspended Britney Spears' visitation rights to her two young sons on Friday after the pop star was hospitalized in a fit of hysterics over their handover to ex-husband Kevin Federline.
The Los Angeles court commissioner handling the bitter custody dispute between Spears and Federline suspended the pop star's visitation rights at an emergency hearing, a court document showed.
The document, first obtained by celebrity Web site TMZ.com, said Spears "visitation with the minor children is suspended pending further order of the court."
It added that Federline was awarded "sole legal and physical custody" of the boys. The order is in effect until Jan. 14.
The court order was issued as Spears, 26, spent the day in a Los Angeles hospital, apparently under mental evaluation. She lost custody of the boys in October last year but had been allowed court-monitored visits three times a week.
But at the end of their visit on Thursday night, police were called to her Los Angeles home when she refused to hand the boys back to Federline's representatives.
Television pictures showed Spears being taken out of her house on a stretcher and driven to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in an ambulance after a four-hour standoff in which the pop singer reportedly locked herself in a bathroom.
Los Angeles police spokesman Jason Lee said Spears was under the influence of an unknown substance and was being detained and evaluated in the hospital.
UNDER CONSTANT WATCH
Us magazine, citing a source at Los Angeles' Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, said Spears had been designated a "special needs" patient and was under constant watch.
Another source told Us magazine that in the ambulance Spears had to be restrained like a mental patient and she "was going between laughing and hysterics."
Cedars-Sinai declined to comment, citing patient confidentiality.
Federline's lawyer Mark Vincent Kaplan declined to give details of Friday's closed-door court hearing.
"I am not happy about anything that has happened recently," he told reporters. "There are no winners right now."
Spears' mother, Lynne, told the Access Hollywood television program: "Just say prayers."
Spears lost primary custody of Sean Preston, 2, and Jayden James, 1, to Federline after her life spun out of control following their divorce, her stints in rehab, a bizarre head-shaving episode and reports of drinking and drug use.
She is currently undergoing court-ordered random drug and alcohol tests and parenting lessons.
Spears became a teen pop phenomenon nine years ago. She made her musical comeback in October with a new single, "Gimme More," and an album, "Blackout," that played strongly on radio and digital download charts and briefly hit No. 2 on the U.S. pop album charts.

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Commentary in the Globe and Mail

Ottawa Mens Centre.com, from Ottawa, Canada) wrote: It this happened to the average male and female in Ottawa, she would already have avoided a mental health assessment by getting a note from her family doctor that she looked lucid on the day she was seen and only a mentally ill man would make such an allegation. Good old Justice Denis Power would have already issued a restraining order banishing the father from the entire city and or issued an order for costs of such a draconian amount that few could afford to engage in the pay per view of costs to obtain access. Other judges in Ottawa would have refused to hear any allegation that she had a mental health problem and issued bullet proof orders to PREVENT the obtaining of disclosure. You see, the courts are clogged, and its politically incorrect to suggest that a woman has a mental health problem, thatís feminist heresy. Like LA, its totally amazing as to how much evidence there was and she still had the kids a substantive amount of the time. Here in Ottawa, there is a reverse onus, any woman can make any allegation and half our feminist ridden underbelly of the Judiciary will demand Sharia look proof from a man that the allegations are not true, thatís a double negative and impossible to prove. If you think Sharia law is bad, just come to any Ontario Family Court and you will feel the hatred towards men literally oozing out of the walls. The worst child abusers in society are not in jail, they wear black robes and get appointed as judges in Ontario Family Court where they take sadistic delight in flagrantly abusing their judicial powers to permanently destroy children's relationships with fathers while allowing mentally ill violent women to gain orders for costs that are around 30 times more than costs ordered against women. Only a very small percentage of men ever get spousal support and the fundamental reason is a flagrant abuse of judicial power mixed with a seething hatred and bias towards men. www.OttawaMensCentre.com

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