Within the docs filed Friday, which have been obtained by Fox Information, the 44-year-old director alleges that the 41-year-old actress “refuses to acknowledge that she has an issue, not to mention search significant remedy for such drawback.”
Per the authorized papers, Newman claims that King abused medicine earlier than, whereas, and after their two sons — James, 6, and Leo, 4 — have been born. He additional alleges within the docs that Leo was born “hooked on opiates.”
He says that King tried to get sober however allegedly relapsed in January 2020 and commenced “ingesting much more closely” and would disappear from their dwelling for days at a time, in accordance with the docs.
Newman claimed that he and over a dozen of her closest mates tried to stage an intervention. Afterward, King checked herself right into a rehab facility in Utah however shortly after checked herself out, in accordance with the docs.
In February, Newman claims that King was in Canada for work and after visiting her with the children she blew them off as a result of she was “too busy” and allegedly later admitted to having an affair.
Newman is presently requesting he be granted momentary major bodily custody of his sons with King getting visitation. At present, they share joint authorized custody.
He additionally needs King to finish a parenting class, chorus from working a car with the kids within the automotive, and undergo random drug testing together with prescription tablets.
As of Could, James and Leo are residing in Pennsylvania with Newman whereas King is in Los Angeles.
In different paperwork obtained by People journal, King has a distinct model of occasions. As well as to her divorce petition filed on May 18, she claims that Newman verbally and emotionally abused her in a home violence prevention petition.
She additionally alleges that her ex “berated me … instructed me I used to be a horrible particular person and a horrible mom.”
Per Individuals, King additionally claims that Newman “appeared at a buddy’s home … screaming and harassing me, chased me in his automotive, remoted me from mates, skilled contacts, and employers by telling them lies about me, staged a pretend intervention to power me into confinement.”
She says that she solely checked herself right into a rehab facility to show she wasn’t utilizing medicine or alcohol and when examined did not have something in her system so she checked out.
“I’ve suffered essentially the most complicated trauma-filled experiences involving emotional manipulation and gaslighting brought on by Respondent,” King claims in her docs, in accordance with Individuals. “I’m afraid of, and really feel anxious and sick to my abdomen at each encounter with Respondent.”
In his submitting, Newman denies King’s abuse allegations.
“I have by no means laid a hand on Jaime nor would I,” he says in his declaration. “Up to now, threats of a authorized and public battle on Jaime’s half would trigger me to again down as I’ve by no means had any want to combat her. I’ve solely wished to like and assist her, and preserve our household secure. However now that Jamie has filed such a fictitious declaration with the court docket, and is in search of to have unmonitored custody of our boys, I’ve lastly reached a spot the place I can’t let her threats towards me cease me from doing what’s in one of the best curiosity of our kids, who’re crucial factor on this planet to me. Jaime is a drug addict, alcoholic, and isn’t able to caring for our kids. It’s important for his or her security that they not be left with Jaime unsupervised.”
And in response to Newman’s submitting, King’s rep instructed Fox Information on Friday: “That is one other vicious, failed try of Kyle to proceed his abuse of Jaime and manipulate the court docket system. Right now Kyle was denied all requests for emergency orders and the choose granted Jaime shared authorized custody of their two kids. The momentary home violence restraining order stays in place to guard Jaime.”
The previous pair, who have been an merchandise for 15 years, tied the knot in November 2007 in an LA-area ceremony. The “Hart of Dixie” alum first met Newman on the set of “Fanboys,” which he was helming and the place King made a cameo look.
Fox Information’ Julius Younger contributed to this report.