Britney Spears Sworn In To Give Testimony In Custody Hearing
Posted on Tue May 6, 2008 09:50 AM PDT

Britney Spears BSPEARSLIGHT042608.jpg LOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - Britney Spears was sworn in at the Los Angeles Family Court around 9:30 AM PST to give testimony at a progress hearing in her custody case with ex-husband Kevin Federline.

Spears was wearing a mod-print dress - chocolate brown with a polka dot and square pattern - with a cropped sweater and heels, and had her hair blown our straight with part down the middle. She walked with hands folded in front of her and looked attentive. Spears was talkative with her parents Jamie and Lynne who accompanied her.

As Spears was sworn as someone who could provide testimony under oath during the hear, she gave her legal name as "Britney." Commission Scott Gordon then asked Spears to state her full name at which time she provided "Britney Spears."

The hearing started around 9:02 a.m. PST in room 831 of the Los Angeles County Courthouse in downtown Los Angeles.

This is the first time Spears has faced her ex-husband, Kevin Federline, in court regarding the custody of their two children, Sean Preston, 2, and Jayden James, 1.

The pop star's ex was wearing a light cream pinstripe suit with earrings in both ears and appeared calm and confident with his attorney Mark Vincent Kaplan and his publicist, Elliot Mintz, at his side.

At approximately 9:35 a.m. PST, the media and everyone in the courtroom not related to the case, was asked to leave the room under the Family Code 214 which states: "Except as otherwise provided in this code or by court rule, the court may, when it considers it necessary in the interests of justice and the persons involved, direct the trial of any issue of fact joined in a proceeding under this code to be private, and may exclude all persons except the officers of the court, the parties, their witnesses, and counsel."

Members of the media, including an X17online reporter, are waiting in the hallway outside the courtroom now.

More updates to follow.

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