Escorted by Dr. Phil, Britney on Saturday morning left Cedars-Sinai via an underground tunnel, ET Online reports, and is/was on her way home to Beverly Hills. Sources tell
, however, that Spears U-turned upon spying mobs of paparazzi on her street.
The judge handling the custody dispute between
on Friday afternoon granted her ex-husband sole legal and physical custody of their two tykes, Jayden James and Sean Preston, TMZ reports, with Britney's already scant visitation rights "suspended pending further order of the court." A hearing will be held Jan. 14 to determine the case's next steps, given the spectacular developments of Thursday night.
, although his client now has full custody, Federline's attorney says he is "not happy about any of the events that have happened," adding, "there are no winners here."
Britney's mother, Lynne, by some accounts has been in constant contact with her eldest daughter, who was put in a 72-hour lockdown to survey her mental health after she was taken away from her home on a gurney (
watch ambulance video here
). "Just say prayers," the distraught matriarch told
in a tear-filled phone call.
Might Britney face criminal charges for what happened Thursday night, which has been described by some as "a hostage situation"? "The LAPD is not planning to file any charges against Ms. Spears at this time," officer April Harding tells
. "The investigation is ongoing."
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