Jaime King’s divorce has taken a new turn after her estranged husband Kyle Newman expressed concern that she may attempt to ‘abduct’ their two children.
Legal documents obtained by The Blast state that Newman, 47, is trying to keep Jaime, 44, from taking their sons James, 9, and Leo, 7, to Vietnam for vacation.
The filmmaker said in a court filing, ‘I cannot agree for Jaime to take our children to Vietnam on vacation after school starts — Vietnam is a non-Hague Convention Child Abduction Treaty country.’
The treaty exists ‘to protect children from the harmful effects of international abduction by a parent by encouraging the prompt return of abducted children to their country of habitual residence and to organize or secure the effective rights of access to a child,’ according to the outlet.
In layman’s terms, the treaty explains that if one parent takes the children to another country, that country’s government will assist in their return.
Update: Jaime King’s divorce has taken a new turn after her estranged husband Kyle Newman expressed concern that she may attempt to ‘abduct’ their two children
New revelation: Legal documents obtained by The Blast state that Newman, 47, is trying to keep Jaime, 44, from taking their sons James, 9, and Leo, 7, to Vietnam for vacation
Jaime wishes to take the boys on the trip as soon as in the next few days.
‘I am concerned that Jaime will remain there. There is a court order, which we heavily negotiated, that does not allow for either of us to take the children to a non-Hague Treaty country,’ Newman expressed in the filing.
He added, ‘Jaime has already attempted to intercept our children’s passports without my knowledge or consent, which concerns me that Jaime plans to abduct our minor children.’
The paperwork further noted, ‘Vietnam is not a signatory to the Hague Convention. Based on Jaime’s conduct historically and over the last 6 months, I have a reasonable fear that she will refuse to return the children to me after their trip.
‘ Jaime was dishonest with me from the start regarding her intentions to travel with our children to Vietnam, and I do not consent to it.’
Another shocking allegation listed in the new court filing claims that King has defied the current custody order in place as she’s been ‘intoxicated’ around James and Leo.
According to Newman, ‘Jaime has repeatedly and blatantly violated multiple court orders, including child custody orders (preventing her from being intoxicated while the children are in her custody by repeatedly testing as inebriated with SoberLink, even in the morning while she had custody of the children).’
SoberLink is an alcohol monitoring system that fuses a breathalyzer with wireless connectivity, and technology like facial recognition.
As for Jaime’s side of things, she previously alleged ‘suffering years of physical, emotional, verbal, and fiscal abuse,’ prompting her to end the marriage.
Happier times: The couple pictured with their sons in 2016
2019: Jaime and her family at a West Hollywood farmers market
‘I finally decided to stand up for myself and made the decision to terminate our marriage,’ she stated.
The Blast reported that the judge in the ongoing divorce case is siding with Newman and denying King’s request for the Vietnam trip.
Last fall Newman claimed he could not afford to live because the actress hadn’t paid him any court-ordered money.
The Hart Of Dixie actress was ordered by a court in April to pay her ex $1,000 a month in spousal support and $429 a month in child support, but the Barely Lethal director filed legal documents claiming she hadn’t handed anything over.
The case has been pending for more than three years and an upcoming trial is scheduled for September 19, 2023.