BRITNEY SPEARS ignored eight random drug test requests, according to her ex KEVIN FEDERLINE’s attorney.
The dancer’s lawyer, Mark Vincent Kaplan, made the allegations in an emergency hearing he had called in Los Angeles on Thursday (08Nov07) to discuss the former couple’s ongoing custody battle. Neither Spears nor Federline – who has been granted custody of their two boys – appeared in court for the last-minute meeting.
Under the latest court ruling, Spears is allowed to see her boys – Sean Preston, two, and Jayden James, one – three times a week, but must follow an earlier court order to undergo mandatory drug and alcohol tests and well as attend joint parenting sessions with dancer Federline.
But Kaplan claims Spears has violated the court drug test order by ignoring eight out of a total of 14 requests and lives in a “parallel universe”.
He also told the court, “Mr. Federline doesn’t want to take these children out of their mother’s life, but what are we to do?”
However, Spears’ new lawyer, Anne Kiley, has defended the star’s actions and branded the drug testing procedure “unconstitutional”, claiming a missed test does not indicate a positive one.
And Kiley also hit back at Los Angeles Superior Court Commissioner Scott Gordon when he said the early morning requests for the tests were not “unreasonable”.
But Kiley claimed superstars like Spears were not used to being woken up at 8am, retorting: “You are not a pop star with a number one album, so you don’t know.”
If Spears is proved to have violated the drug-testing procedures, she faces having her visitation rights suspended until she follows the court order.
The hearing continues.