California child welfare officials investigated pop princess Britney Spears and her rapper-wannbe husband Kevin Federline after their 7-month-old son, Sean Preston, fractured his skull.
The state’s Department of Children and Family Services along with a sheriff’s deputy went to the couple’s Malibu estate on Saturday but reportedly closed the case after ascertaining that “everyone was fine,” a sheriff’s official told TMZ.com.
Star magazine reports that Sean Preston fell out of his high chair on April 1st but his parents didn’t take him to the hospital until April 7 after noticing that he was sleeping more than usual.
Once there, doctors discovered Sean Preston had suffered a minor skull fracture (sometimes called a ‘scalp fracture’ in babies), and a blood clot.
According to California law, whenever a baby is brought to the hospital with serious injuries, child welfare authorities are notified.
The injury to the baby was the second time the DCFS paid a call on the 24-year-old pop-princess. In February, investigators visited the Spears home after the publication of photographs showing Britney driving with her then-4-month-old son in her lap, rather than in a car seat as required by law.
Spears later apologized, saying she did it because of a “horrifying, frightful encounter with the paparazzi.”
Star reports that she is still under investigation for that parental faux pas.
DCFS director director Louise Grasmehr and Spears’ publicist Leslie Sloane Zelnik were both unavailable for comment yesterday.