BRITNEY Spears is under investigation for child abuse allegations that her sons have poor dental hygiene, eating and sleeping habits, it has been revealed.
The allegations, lodged with Department of Children and Family Services, are contained in legal papers filed yesterday by Federline’s attorney, suggesting it might have been Federline who lodged the complaint.
Spears, 26, is currently battling ex-husband Kevin Federline for custody, and the allegations involve her two sons Sean Preston, 23 months, and 11-month old Jayden James.
The Daily Mail reported today that Spears gives her sons bottles of fizzy drinks and lets them snack on sugary food.
The allegations were reportedly raised at an unscheduled hearing yesterday at Los Angeles Superior Court.
Although Britney was not present, her lawyer, Dennis Wasser, was said to be there along with Mark Kaplan, who represents her estranged husband, Kevin Federline.
Federline is also said to have served legal papers to a string of witnesses who can allegedly testify about her chaotic behaviour.
Spears’s recent off the wall indiscretions, which include a topless swimming pool romp with a stranger earlier this month, have led Federline to seek full custody of their children.
The troubled pop star’s ex manager Larry Rudolph has continued his support of Spears, saying he would still support her.
TMZ.com reported today that Rudolph said in a statement: “Despite the things that Britney has publicly said about our relationship in the past, I truly understand where she’s coming from and why she’s said the things she said about me post-rehab and I don’t take it personally.
”As her former manager, I know and understand Britney better than anyone, I know what makes her tick and I understand everything she’s going through.
”With that being said, my loyalty will always stay strong with Britney.
”I have consulted with my lawyers and I do understand that eventually the time will come when they will find me, but until then, I’m trying to avoid being broguht in to this mess.”
In April last year, child welfare officials visited Spears’s Malibu mansion after she was spotted driving with Sean, then just four months, sitting on her lap.
Although she was reprimanded for not using a child seat, she was not charged with any offence.
With the break-up of her marriage, the wayward star has seemingly spiralled out of control and is involved in a bitter rift with her mother, Lynne.
Spears has been in and out of a rehab clinic and caused a sensation when she shaved her head in February.
Just last week, she was said to have spent the night in a Beverly Hills hotel with magician Criss Angel, 39, after a night drinking Dom Perignon champagne.
The wild night came just hours after she left a midday summit with her solicitors over her looming custody fight in tears, according to reports.
Website TMZ said a hearing in the custody case, following up from yesterday’s appearance, has been scheduled for September 4.
A spokesman for Spears has not yet commented.