Britney Spears is defying court-mandated custody hours by refusing to turn over her sons to ex-husband Kevin Federline's bodyguard.
The pop star was due to turn over Sean Preston, 2, and Jayden James, 1, at 7 p.m. PST. Federline's bodyguard arrived at her home to pick them up, but Spears would not budge. She has been with the kids since noon Thursday.
Ninety minutes later, police arrived."There have been police sent to that residence," an officer tells Usmagazine.com. "We don't know anymore at this time, but apparently they've arrived."
Spears' attorney, Sorrell Trope, tells Us, "In a normal case when someone shows up with a certified court order saying the kids need to be somewhere else, the police see to it that the order is obeyed. But that is in a normal case."
Spears had shown up for a custody deposition Thursday afternoon (after skipping two depositions in the past month) but left after about 45 minutes. "She was cooperative," Federline's attorney, Mark Vincent Kaplan, said. "There has been no change in anything. It will be continued to another date, which I will not say at this time."
On Wednesday, Trope sought permission from the court to end his representation of the singer. A source told Usmagazine.com. "[His firm] couldn’t reign her in. No one can, and it's an embarrassment in front of the judge."Spears, 26, lost shared custody of her sons in October.
At 11:45pm, Britney was taken out of her gated community in an ambulance! Escorted by 13 police cars with sirens blaring and full police lights on, the troubled star is being taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for observation. "We are concerned about her mental state and believe she may be under the influence," an LAPD officer reveals to OK!.
OK! has learned that only younger son Jayden James was with Britney during the standoff. Witnesses confirm that Sean Preston was taken away by Kevin's security team earlier in the evening.
He is a good guy! Federline arrived to Cedars Sinai around 12:20 A.M., PerezHilton.com has learned.
Kevin is worried about the mother of his children, who was rushed to the hospital after being found by police under the influence of an unknown substance and illegally keeping Tater Tot and Small Fry hostage.
Britney arrived at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center at approximately 12:30am PT. Her pal Sam Lutfi attempted to enter, but was not allowed to see her. K-Fed's attorney Mark Vincent Kaplan is also on hand, telling OK!, "I actually don't know what is going on."
At this point nothing has been confirmed about why she was taken into hospital, and we don't know how much the kids saw if anything so I think we should reserve judgements and just pray for Britney. Pictures have shown her sitting up which is a good sign it's nothing too serious.