Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Jesse Williams Facing Renewed Custody Battle

Four years ago actor Jesse Williams was awarded joint physical custody of his two children with his ex-wife Aryn Drake Lee after a long and bitter child custody battle [click here if you missed that]. 

Now Aryn has filed for primary custody citing Jesse's erratic behavior...

In her motion, Aryn is asking the court to change the custody agreement to state Jesse has visitation, not joint custody. She wants the court to order Jesse can have visitation on the 1st, 3rd and 5th weekends of each month. She also is demanding he turn over detailed future filming project schedules to allow her time to plan. In the past, she accused him of not giving her a heads up on his shooting schedules.
To make matters worse, Aryn says after Jesse left Grey’s Anatomy in May 2021 his schedule is all over the place. “Since Jesse’s exit, there have been multiple instances of Jesse notifying me with very little notice that he will be gone for weeks or months at a time for work, and therefore must cancel his custodial time,” Aryn claims.
In her declaration, Aryn says Jesse has canceled time with his kids over 15 times. She claims he will cancel and then call back to un-cancel.
“When I've reminded Jesse of his cancelations and informed him of plans made because of said cancelations, he has resorted to erratic behavior to try to force me to acquiesce to his demands; he calls me names, uses threatening language and intimidation tactics such as threatening to send the police to my home, causing me to fear for my and our children’s safety,” she writes.
A hearing on the matter has been set for April.