Monday, January 7, 2008
Britney Spears, Child Abuser
Why hasn't Britney been charged with child abuse?
I'm glad I don't practice in California, where celebrities are clearly held to a different set of laws than us common folk. Last week, Spears instigated a standoff with police when she refused to turn over her children, doubtlessly while under the influence of alcohol and other illicit substances. Such conduct in Arizona could be considered child abuse, and I've seen people charged under our statute under far less flagrant circumstances.
EDIT: People reports that she tested negative for drugs and alcohol during her stay at Cedars Sinai. Looks like you win this round, Britney. Just hope they don't test the kids' hair for drugs.