Britney Spears‘ father, Jamie Spears, is being investigated for allegedly abusing one of her sons.
The boy’s father (and Britney’s ex-husband) Kevin Federline claimed to police that Jamie, 67, laid his hands on 13-year-old Sean Preston Federline, TMZ reports. Sources told the outlet that Jamie allegedly broke down a door to get to the teenager during a fight and grabbed him. Sean Preston did not bruise from the incident, the outlet reported.
Federline’s rep, Los Angeles family law attorney Mark Vincent Kaplan, elaborated to People, “There was a disagreement that occurred while Britney and the children were visiting with Jamie at his home that led to a physical altercation that was observed by [their other son] Jayden. Britney did the right thing and removed the children and took them out of there, but the trauma to the kids is nonetheless.”
Federline didn’t end up going ahead with an “evidentiary hearing on the domestic violence order against Jamie” after speaking with Britney’s lawyers and trying to work things out, Kaplan told People.
The incident is what prompted Federline, 41, to file to formalize an agreement to alter his previous 50-50 custody arrangement with Spears, 37, for Sean Preston and his 12-year-old brother, Jayden James, according to Kaplan. Now, Federline has custody more than half the time.
Britney and Federline were married from 2004 to 2007. They reached a settlement over child support in 2018.
Meanwhile, Jamie filed to extend his conservatorship over Britney into Louisiana in June after she checked herself into a treatment center in April.
Britney and Jamie haven’t publicly commented on Federline’s claims.