Monday, September 17, 2007

Update On Kevin And Britney News

I reported earlier on a possible hit out for Kevin Federline, well there is an update on that and their is some information about what happened in the couple's custody battle today. Check out what FoxNews is reporting:

Britney Spears' future as a mother and a performer was in jeopardy Monday as her former bodyguard accused the pop star of having "issues of nudity and drug use" since she returned from rehab, and reports of a planned "hit" on her ex-husband Kevin Federline emerged. The bodyguard's attorney, the high-profile Los Angeles lawyer Gloria Allred, said in a press conference Monday that Brit's attorney chose not to cross-examine the bodyguard, who has been described as a "secret witness" against Britney in her custody battle with Kevin.

The bodyguard, Tony Barretto, filed a declaration in the custody battle which alleges "nudity, drug use and safety issues post-rehab." Allred said Barretto was prepared to testify under oath Monday, but that neither the court nor Britney's attorneys chose to cross-examine him. She said his declaration went "unrefuted and unchallenged." Barretto started working for Britney when she got out of rehab, and was fired on May 17 because, Allred said, "He did not hear her when he was asked to pick up her hat."

Barretto, himself the father of young children, came forward, Allred said, because while working for Britney, he became "very concerned" about the safety of her two boys. Kevin's lawyer, Mark Vincent Kaplan, said he was in court Monday because of a declaration that had been filed by him and to be available should the desire arise for cross-examination. "Sometimes lawyers don’t like cross-examining somebody when don’t know what the extent of their answers will be," Kaplan said, explaining why he thinks the bodyguard was not cross-examined.

Meanwhile, Entertainment Tonight reported that the FBI and LAPD are investigating legitimate leads on a contract hit on Britney's ex-husband Kevin's life. Multiple sources told ET that the FBI made attempts to contact Kevin to inform him of the potential danger. When contacted, the FBI told ET that the bureau cannot confirm or deny an investigation. said reports of an FBI investigation into a plot to kill Kevin are completely untrue, however, an LAPD investigation was conducted in the past. According to LAPD, the department opened an investigation into a threat on Kevin's life nearly two months ago, but the case was closed due to insufficient evidence. TMZ also spoke with the L.A. spokesperson for the FBI, who blasted reports claiming that the FBI ever confirmed anything about a Kevin investigation, saying, "The information on the Internet on these reports is not accurate. It did not come from the FBI at all."

Britney married Kevin in October 2004. She filed for divorce last November and the divorce became official July 30. The two have joint custody of sons Sean Preston, who turned 2 on Friday, and Jayden James, who turned 1 on Wednesday. Kevin reportedly has been fighting to gain full custody of the two boys. Kaplan said the custody battle would go on at least until the end of the year, and that two court dates were set, one in November and one in December. He also said Kevin is not seeking any change in any monetary award that he has at the present time. "All of these frenzied reports that he’s seeking custody related to money — they sound interesting but they’re not accurate," he said.


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