Pre-comeback Britney had concerns far more pressing than selling out concert venues. In 2007, she was embroiled in divorce proceedings with now ex-husband Kevin Federline. The process included a custody battle for sons Sean Preston and Jayden James set forward by Tony Barretto, Spears’ former bodyguard. And who did Barretto hire to represent him and his claims that Spears abused her young sons? Gloria Allred. As his attorney, Allred helped Barretto filed a declaration to the court September 17 claiming Britney Spears used drugs and alcohol while caring for her children. The effort was not futile: Spears lost physical custody of her children to Federline on October 1, 2007.