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Paula Patton: Robin Thicke Abused Me, Cheated on Me

Obtains temporary sole custody, temporary restraining order

(Newser) - Things just got even uglier between ex-spouses Robin Thicke and Paula Patton. On Thursday Patton obtained temporary sole custody of the couple's 6-year-old son as well as a temporary domestic violence restraining order barring Thicke from access to her, their son, and her mother, E! reports. According to People... More »

Robin Thicke Calls Cops to Paula Patton's Home

Son Julian reportedly refused to leave with him

(Newser) - Robin Thicke got the cops involved in the custody dispute between himself and ex Paula Patton, TMZ reports. After the couple's 6-year-old son told his mother and his school that Thicke spanks him painfully , the LA County Department of Children and Family Services opened an investigation. Patton also filed... More »

Weiner's Woes Could Lead to 'Ugly' Custody Battle

Woody Allen couldn't write a movie script like this, divorce lawyer says

(Newser) - Anthony Weiner has already lost wife Huma Abedin over his latest sexting transgressions, but the fact that Weiner's young son may have been in one of his late-night selfie sessions could have him in trouble with child services. Experts tell the New York Daily News —which says it... More »

Judge Bans 10-Year-Old Girl From Playing Golf

The young golf prodigy is apparently a victim of her parents' custody battle

(Newser) - Deadspin has a bizarre story about a Virginia judge banning a 10-year-old golf prodigy … from playing golf. The unnamed girl has won 11 of the past 12 youth tournaments she's played in and even took first place in an all-ages women's competition. "She's really... More »

Boy's Summer With Dad Turns Into His Kidnapping

Inside Alissa Zagaris' quest to get Leo back

(Newser) - When Alissa Zagaris' ex-husband asked her to send him their then-10-year-old's vaccination records, she said no way. Son Leo was in Greece visiting his father for the summer, per stipulations of the couple's divorce. But just days before the boy was to return to Indiana, Nikos Zagaris called... More »

10 Years After Vanishing With Child, Mom Surfaces

Genevieve Kelley turns herself in; whereabouts of Mary Nunes unknown

(Newser) - In the midst of a bitter custody battle, Genevieve Kelley took her 8-year-old daughter and vanished in November 2004. Over the past decade, the US Marshals Service followed up on tips that had them looking for the New Hampshire woman—along with new husband Scott Kelley, daughter Mary Nunes , and... More »

Uma Thurman, Ex Fight Over 2-Year-Old

Arpad Busson sues for custody of daughter

(Newser) - Uma Thurman's ex-fiance is suing her for custody of their daughter Luna, 2. Arpad "Arki" Busson yesterday filed an emergency order to gain custody; the Manhattan court papers are sealed. "It is unfortunate that this very private discussion regarding Mr. Busson's visitation rights and his participation... More »

Dad Called Unfit for Denying Son McDonald's: Lawsuit

David Schorr is suing psychiatrist over the designation

(Newser) - A New York dad is suing a court-appointed psychiatrist for telling a judge he was an unfit parent—because he refused to take his son to McDonald's. David Schorr, who's in the midst of a custody battle, says his son, 4, threw a temper tantrum when his dad... More »

Grandparents Fight Over Jovan Belcher's Daughter

Zoey Belcher, 4 months, is worth $3M

(Newser) - In a sad epilogue to the Jovan Belcher murder-suicide , both sets of grandparents are fighting over the baby girl orphaned when the NFL player killed her mother and then himself. Four-month-old Zoey Belcher will inherit almost $3 million in life insurance plus NFL annual payments and retirement funds. "Personally,... More »

Charlie Sheen Loses Custody Battle

Brooke Mueller to retain primary custody of twins

(Newser) - Charlie Sheen isn't winning anymore. The actor failed yesterday to win sole custody of his twin sons from estranged wife Brooke Mueller in a Los Angeles court, sources tell ABC News . Mueller—who has reportedly returned to rehab for treatment of a drug problem—will maintain primary custody of... More »

Oksana: Mel Cheated 4 Times

And she wants to know if he got violent with those other women

(Newser) - According to Oksana Grigorieva, Mel Gibson didn’t just beat her—he may have cheated on her, too. Her attorney tells TMZ they believe Gibson had affairs with at least four women, and they’re currently trying to track these ladies down. Grigorieva wants to know if Gibson ever got... More »

Dad in Custody Battle Kills 6

Gunman flees with kids, kills himself

(Newser) - An Arizona dad locked in a vicious custody battle with his former girlfriend over their two children burst into her new boyfriend's home and fatally shot the couple, along with three other friends who were celebrating the boyfriend's 24th birthday. After the shooting, Brian Diez grabbed his young kids and... More »

Mel Gibson Spends $600K a Month on Himself

Star fights to cap child support at $6K

(Newser) - Mel Gibson spends $600,000 on living expenses each month, his lawyers told the court handling his custody battle. Gibson is attempting to limit the child support he has to pay ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva for their daughter to $6,000 a month—1% of his own expenses—and has submitted... More »

Parents Lose Custody of Hitler

Pair with Nazi-named kids 'psychologically disabled'

(Newser) - New Jersey parents have lost custody of a son they named Adolf Hitler, as well as daughters Jocelynn Aryan Nation and Honszlynn Hinler Jeannie. The Appeals court ruling overturned a family court decision, and found that the parents suffer from unspecified physical and psychological disabilities. Heath and Deborah Campbell were... More »

Despite Split, Wife Will Join Mel Gibson in Australia

Robyn Gibson urged Mel to flee Hollywood

(Newser) - The mother of Mel Gibson's first seven kids is siding with him in the custody dispute over No. 8 , but their involvement goes deeper: Not-quite-ex-wife Robyn Gibson has encouraged the actor to return to Australia—and will make the move herself, reports the Daily Mail . Oksana Grigorieva's "allegations have... More »

Mel's Wife Sticks Up for Him in Court

'Mel was a wonderful and loving father'

(Newser) - He left her for Oksana Grigorieva, but now Mel Gibson’s soon-to-be-ex-wife is defending him against Grigorieva. “Mel never engaged in any physical abuse of any kind toward me before, during, or after our marriage,” Robyn Gibson told the judge overseeing the Gibson-Grigorieva custody battle yesterday. Grigorieva reportedly... More »

Mel in Therapy for 'Unhealthy' Relationship

Plus, his $20 million deal with Oksana, and more

(Newser) - Mel Gibson may be a violent , possibly racist guy who threatened to kill his babymama…but at least he sought help for it. “He realized how unhealthy the relationship was” with Oksana Grigorieva and got therapy (which he still attends), a friend tells People . The pal loses perhaps just... More »

Melissa Left Us Destitute: Tammy

Custody battle heats up; Michaels wants spousal support

(Newser) - The Melissa Etheridge-Tammy Lynn Michaels breakup is getting nasty. Michaels’ lawyer accuses Etheridge of leaving his client with $4 to her name, and says Etheridge hasn’t given her ex or their twins any money since the split. Etheridge’s lawyer, however, tells TMZ “Melissa is paying all of... More »

Gibson's Threats Against Babymama May Be Terrorism

Threatening to burn down Grigorieva's house crosses a line: expert

(Newser) - If the audiotape of Mel Gibson screaming obscenities at his ex-girlfriend is authenticated, the actor could have more than an epically nasty custody battle to worry about: His threat to burn down Oksana Grigorieva's house "could be considered a criminal terrorist threat," a legal expert tells Fox News... More »

After 15 Years, Mom Finds Kidnapped Kids on Facebook

Dad charged with kidnapping; daughter breaks off contact

(Newser) - Fifteen years after her husband ran off with their two children, a California woman has located her daughter—on Facebook. The father, who the woman says vowed she'd never see the kids again, has been arrested in Florida, but the story doesn't have a happy ending, reports the San Bernardino ... More »

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