Jaime King’s husband has made it clear the couple’s divorce will be anything but friendly, calling her an addict as he files for sole physical custody of their kids.
Filmmaker Kyle Newman requested an emergency hearing on Friday morning, asking a judge to let him take custody of his sons James, six, and Theo, four, while accusing his estranged wife of refusing to get help for her opioid and alcohol addictions.
In documents obtained by TMZ, he goes so far as to claim King has “spent the last decade high”.
He alleges things came to a head in January, when he and a collection of Jaime’s friends staged an intervention, begging her to seek help.
At that point Newman told the actress to get treatment “or the kids and I need to leave for their own safety”.
Kyle claims Jaime went to Cirque Lodge rehab facility in Utah, but left shortly after arriving and then took off to Canada for a film shoot in early February. She reportedly asked her husband to send their boys to her, but she sent them back after three days and confessed to Newman she was having an affair and using booze and drugs.
The director and his sons have been self-isolating in Pennsylvania and Jaime has only seen her kids for three days in the past two months.
King filed divorce documents on Monday and also requested a restraining order to keep Kyle away from her and the kids. The judge granted the request but ruled the boys could stay with their father.
According to TMZ, two nannies and one of Jaime’s former assistants have submitted declarations, describing her alleged addiction to opioids, and claiming the children are at risk.
Newman has also asked the judge to give him permission to kick Jaime out of the family home in Los Angeles, so he can live there with their sons.
The judge rejected his emergency order for custody, and said both sides can argue their cases at a later court date.