Jaime King’s representative has responded to claims made by her estranged husband Kyle Newman, that she is battling an ‘out of control’ opioid addiction.
Newman is asking a judge for sole physical custody of their two sons amid their increasingly ugly divorce, and claims the Ocean’s 8 actress has a drug and alcohol addiction, TMZ reported Friday.
However, a rep for the actress hit back, telling PEOPLE: ‘This is another vicious, failed attempt of Kyle to continue his abuse of Jaime and manipulate the court system.’
Response: Jaime King responds to estranged husband Kyle Newman’s claims she is battling an ‘opioid addiction’… as her rep calls it a ‘vicious attempt to continue abuse’
‘Today Kyle was denied all requests for emergency orders and the judge granted Jaime shared legal custody of their two children,’ adding: ‘The temporary domestic violence restraining order remains in place to protect Jaime.’
An emergency hearing was requested by Newman on Friday where he asked the judge to grant him custody of their sons; James, six and Leo, four.
The 41-year-old actress filed for divorce on Monday and requested a temporary restraining order against Newman, 44, after 12 years of marriage.
In court documents obtained by TMZ Newman claims King ‘spent the last decade high’ and will not get help for her opioid addictions.
Help: Newman says he and 14 of Jaime’s friends staged an intervention in January and gave her an ultimatum to get treatment ‘or the kids and I need to leave for their own safety’
The documents detail the events of January 12 when he claims he and 14 of Jaime’s friends staged an intervention, asking her to get help for her issues.
Newman claims he gave her an ultimatum, get treatment ‘or the kids and I need to leave for their own safety.’
According to Newman, the actress entered a facility in Utah but didn’t stay long because she tried to check-in while carrying some Adderall and Clonazepam pills.
Furthermore, Newman says King has only seen the boys for three days over the last two months. He has been quarantining in Pennsylvania with their sons while King has stayed back in Los Angeles.
He says he was blindsided by the divorce filing and says that earlier this month they were talking through plans to divorce when he says King started accusing him of ‘stealing’ their kids, despite her ‘insisting’ he take the kids to Pennsylvania.
Newman claims that King became angry and ‘threatened to ruin him’.
An emergency hearing was requested by Newman on Friday where he asked the judge to grant him custody of their sons; James, six and Leo, four. The couple are seen here in 2015
In court documents obtained by TMZ Newman claims King ‘spent the last decade high’ and will not get help for her opioid addictions
On Friday, Newman asked the judge for sole physical custody, shared legal custody and according to TMZ also requested his estranged wife move out of their LA home so he can live their with the children.
The judge rejected Newman’s emergency request for custody and reportedly instructed the duo to work it out at a later court date.
The Barely Lethal director has also reportedly submitted declarations from two nannies and one of Jaime’s former assistants that corroborate Newman’s claims, they say the actress has an opioid addiction and has put their children in danger by – ‘among other things’ – driving with them while under the influence.
King battled a heroin addiction when she was a teenager and previously admitted she got into drugs when she started modeling at 14.
She was shocked into getting treatment in 1997 after her Italian photographer boyfriend Davide Sorrenti – famous for glamorizing heroin chic in the 1990s – died of a kidney ailment reportedly caused by excessive heroin use.
Newman has been quarantining in Pennsylvania with their sons and claims King has only seen them for three days over the last two months
Dailymail.com has contacted King’s rep for comment.
This comes after it was revealed the actress is hoping they can reach a ‘private resolution’ as they deal with their messy divorce.
The actress, 41, filed a divorce petition on Monday, also requesting a temporary domestic violence restraining order and making an emergency motion related to child custody and visitation at the same time.
However, the judge ruled that the boys can stay with Newman for now.
King reportedly wants to avoid any more legal proceedings to make sure personal lives stay out of the spotlight, according to an insider who spoke to People.
Newman says he was blindsided by the divorce filing and restraining order Jaime filed on Monday.
Personal business: Earlier this week it was reported Jaime wants a ‘private resolution’ with Kyle, hoping to avoid any more legal action for the sake of their children
‘Jaime was granted her request for a temporary domestic violence restraining order against Kyle from being near her or contacting her and is hopeful for a private and peaceful resolution without further court proceedings, which would be best for their children,’ the source explained.
‘Jaime strongly believes that their children’s lives should not be discussed in the press.’
The star was granted the temporary restraining order until a hearing June 8th, but her filing for an emergency motion related to child custody and visitation was ‘denied without prejudice,’ according to People.
Newman said he was ‘pleased’ with the outcome in a statement issued via his representatives Tuesday.
The director’s spokesperson told TMZ: ‘Kyle was deeply saddened by Jaime’s attempt to obtain court orders based solely on false claims without providing him any opportunity to respond.
‘As a result, he was extremely pleased that the judge nevertheless permitted their children to remain in his care.’
At odds: The actress, 41, filed a divorce petition two days ago, also requesting a temporary domestic violence restraining order and making an emergency motion related to child custody and visitation at the same time. The judge denied the request for custody
A King insider corrected his characterization, telling People he ‘was not granted any type of custody of the children by the court’ and ‘the judge simply took “no action” in regards to custody until such time as a hearing with notice to Kyle takes place.’
Newman’s statement went on to say: ‘As Kyle continues to solo parent, as he has done throughout this pandemic, he remains entirely focused on putting the children’s stability and welfare first.
‘Kyle wants nothing but the best for his whole family and hopes that Jaime can find the peace and help she needs.’
King, 41, is reportedly ‘distraught’ over the entire situation.
Upset: King, 41, is reportedly ‘distraught’ over the entire situation. She’s seen in December 2019 above
News of King’s filing came hours early on Monday, according to TMZ.
King has been married to Newman, 44, since 2007 after meeting on his film Fanboys, and together they share sons James, six, and Leo, four.
The couple’s marriage had come under scrutiny lately after Jaime was seen out without her wedding band.
The duo were reportedly quarantining apart in recent days, with Jaime in California and Kyle in Pennsylvania with their children, according to Life & Style.
Split: The couple has been married for 12 years before the split
Jaime and Kyle are ‘taking some time apart to focus on themselves,’ a source told the site.
‘He’s [Kyle] been staying with his family for months and is leaning on them for support,’ the source added.
The couple had an instant connection that blew Jaime away.
‘I don’t know why, but some part of me was instantly connected to him, and I loved him so much,’ Jaime told InStyle Weddings. ‘It was intense. I never thought that would happen to me.’
As they were: Jaime has been married to Kyle since 2007 after meeting on his film Fanboys, and together they share sons James, six, and Leo, four (pictured 2019)
Family life: The couple with their two sons at the farmers’ market in West Hollywood in 2019
They moved in together three months after first meeting, and married in November 2007 at the place they had their first date, the Greystone Park and Manor in Los Angeles.
The couple endured several trials over the course of their nearly 13 year long marriage.
Jaime was in Beverly Hills in 2018 when a man jumped onto her car with her son James inside, wrecking the windshield and leaving the pair shaken.
‘I’ve had five miscarriages’: Jaime has also been open about her struggles to have a family (pictured 2018)
The man, Paul Francis Floyd, was jailed for one year as a result of the attack, and was again sentenced to over four years in prison in 2019 after allegedly sending Jaime threats and explicit images following his initial release.
Jaime has also been open about her own fertility struggles.
The actress revealed she had suffered five miscarriages and was even diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome and endometriosis before finally having her first child.
‘I’ve had five miscarriages, gone through five rounds of IVF and 26 rounds of IUI,’ she told People in 2015. ‘I was in severe pain all the time, emotionally and physically.’
Jaime went through five years of fertility treatments but eventually wound up getting pregnant naturally.
The couple welcomed their son Leo in 2015, but Jaime learned he had a heart defect when she was still pregnant.
The child was diagnosed with Transposition of the Great Arteries when he was 20 weeks old, and subsequently underwent major heart surgery.
No ring: King pictured without her wedding ring on in September 2019
Describing the ordeal, she told People, ‘I was wheel-chaired to him every three hours, so I could breastfeed him and take care of him before he went into this huge surgery. It was a terrifying experience.’
Adding: ‘But thank God for the medicine that we have now … I knew how traumatic the experience was, how much post-traumatic stress disorder I had afterwards, and the trauma that I was experiencing before it. It’s because I didn’t know anybody that had gone through it and I didn’t have people to talk to.
‘I have a voice and I want to use that voice on behalf of my son – and I know that my son would want that. I’ve gotten thousands of letters from people and now I have a real community of people to talk to.’
Missing accessory: King wasn’t wearing her ring in January 2020
Health battle: The couple welcomed their son Leo in 2015, but the child suffered health problems early on and subsequently underwent heart surgery just a few months after he was born (pictured 2018)