Here, verbatim from Access Hollywood, is relatively fresh info on the Britney Spears situation, info that hasn’t been repeatedly reported ad infinitum, yet at least:
Britney is being held on an involuntary psychiatric hold, also known as a Section 5150, a source tells Access. According to Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, a 5150 is defined as, “a means by which someone who is in serious need of mental health treatment can be transported to a designated psychiatric inpatient facility for evaluation and treatment for up to 72 hours against their will. If the facility feels that further treatment is indicated, the person can be held involuntarily for additional lengths of time providing he or she meets the legal criteria and is unwilling or unable to remain voluntarily.”
The children are currently in the hands of father Kevin Federline, following a standard medical evaluation. According to People’s Deputy Managing Editor Peter Castro, in California there is a law stating that if there is an incident at a home involving children, they are required to go to a hospital and get checked for physical and mental issues. In this case they were cleared of both, but not after a very long time in the hospital.
“This was a hostage situation,” Castro told Access. The court appointed monitor reportedly was the person who called the police. “When it was time for Jayden to go visit, get back in the car and go to his dad, Britney did not allow that. She locked herself in a room with Jayden, and that’s when the cops were called,” Castro told Access. “They come in, they get through the door, and they strap Britney down on a gurney.”
The police had a difficult time removing Britney from the locked room, according to Castro. “It’s unclear whether they broke down the door or Britney let them in, but it took a long time for them to get through that door and when they finally got through they saw a disoriented Britney, who hadn’t slept for days, apparently hadn’t eaten for days, and that’s when they decided, ‘Let’s put her in a gurney, she’s under no condition to walk out of here on her own.‘”
Access also spoke to Britney’s mother, Lynne Spears, who was extremely distraught, crying on the phone and asking our staff, “Just say prayers.” Jamie, Brit’s father, and the lawyer who requested a release from representing the singer, all showed up at the hospital, along with Britney’s constant companion Sam Lutfi, according to Castro. (Photo: Buzz Foto)