Friday, June 17, 2022

Jesse Williams and Ex Wife Battle Over Children's Passports

Actor Jesse Williams and his ex-wife Aryn Drake Lee continue to battle over child custody issues...

According to legal documents obtained by ET, Williams wants his custodial time with his two children -- Sadie, 7, and Maceo, 6 -- to remain intact between 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 28 until 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 30. He's also asking the court to force Drake-Lee to submit the necessary paperwork in order for Maceo to obtain his passport. Drake-Lee needs to sign off on a parental consent form. The judge granted Williams' request.
In her response to the filing, however, Drake-Lee submitted to the court a written email she sent to Williams' lawyers. In that email, Drake-Lee writes, "I have told your client, Jesse Williams, multiple times that the passport renewal is in process." She also claimed in that email that the renewal for the passport was paid for back in October 2021. She also claimed that their first interaction regarding the passport was in October 2020.
"He consistently ignored or attempted to use the matter, to secure himself other things totally unrelated to it, until very recently when he changed his position because he needs the passport for his personal purposes, which is now putting us all under pressure," Drake-Lee wrote in the email. "Jesse only finally gave me the required document just two weeks ago. You don’t wait until you need a passport, to get a passport. Especially during times with clearly noted governmental delays related to the renewal process as a result of Covid."