Child welfare investigators are looking into "multiple child abuse and neglect" allegations in the custody battle between Spears and ex-husband Kevin Federline, according to court documents.
It alleges that he drugged her, took over her finances and controlled the ravenous paparazzi "like a general." The order was based on a lengthy declaration from Spears' mother, Lynne, who says Spears met the 33-year-old in October 2007 and "essentially moved into Britney's home and has purported to take control of her life, home and finances." A Superior Court commissioner placed Britney Spears and her estate under temporary conservatorship a day after the pop star was taken to a psychiatric hospital.
Her father, James Spears, was named conservator of Spears herself. He and an attorney, Andrew Wallet, were name conservators of the estate.
She was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Entertainment Tonight reported on its Web site.
A Los Angeles police officer, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak on the matter, said the 26-year-old pop star was being taken to "get help" but did not give the ambulance's destination. A court commissioner awards sole legal and physical custody of Spears' two children to her ex-husband, and suspends the troubled pop star's visitation rights.The Los Angeles Times, citing unidentified authorities, said Spears was taken to UCLA Medical Center to be placed on a "mental evaluation hold." A court commissioner rules that a Jan. courthouse for a hearing in her child-custody battle, but never made it inside, leaving abruptly amid a swarm of paparazzi. Commissioner Scott Gordon issued the ruling the day after Spears was taken away from her home by paramedics.The singer's mother Lynne Spears, was also in court.The parents sat with attorney Blair Berk throughout the hearing and they smiled and embraced her after the announcement.
4 emergency order suspending Spears'visitation rights and giving custody to ex-husband Kevin Federline would remain in effect. Police also had to intervene when she refused to return the children to Federline after a court-monitored visit.
Spears was whisked away in an ambulance after police were called to her house to help end a nearly three-hour custody standoff involving her young sons.