“General Hospital” alum Vanessa Marcil finally spoke publicly about her custody battle with ex Brian Austin Green that began 12 years ago.

According to Us Weekly, the 50-year-old actress shared an emotional message about messy custody cases on Monday.

Marcil alleged that her 16-year-old son Kassius Lijah, whom she shares with her “90210” costar, Green, endured notable hardships after his father and stepmother, actress Megan Fox, decided to cut contact with him five years ago.

Marcil claimed she never opened up about the issue in the past in order to protect her only child from paparazzi. However, she took to Instagram this week to share her side of the story.

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As usual I can’t wait to see @lisalingstagram show on custody cases. 12 years ago I was served legal papers and then spent 8 years+ defending myself and my son in custody court in response to his father & his stepmother trying to get full custody(that means I would have seen my son four days a month) and then asking me to pay them child support. They lost that case & a civil case asking me for 200,000. I never spoke publicly in order to protect my then young son from hearing anything negative about his father and from paparazzi that used to follow him & terrify him. I had also never asked for child support of any kind and had never tried to take time away from Kass’ dad seeing him. Ever. In the end they lost all of these court cases. The judge called them all “Frivolous” They always had and still have 50% custody and so still did when court ended as I had and have NEVER asked for full custody. Then, 5 years ago on their own they decided to completely cut Kass out of their lives and his younger brothers’ lives. Kass has never met his youngest brother and is not allowed to know where his bio father, stepmother and three younger brothers live. He has only seen his dad in passing or in public places. Custody cases hurt the children only and the truth shall set us all free. Put the kids first you guys. There shouldn’t be a “more important parent” kids love both parents equally no matter what either parent’s struggles may be. Kass has been truly heartbroken since being cut out of his other families lives with NO explanation. Let’s do better for our kids. Let’s share our stories. #Buddhakids

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According to the soap opera star, Green, 45, who is now married to Fox, 32, “decided to completely cut Kass out of their lives” and distance him from his three half-brothers, Journey River, 2, Bodhi Ransom, 4, and Noah Shannon, 6.

Marcil wrote:

12 years ago I was served legal papers and then spent 8 years+ defending myself and my son in custody court in response to his father & his stepmother trying to get full custody (that means I would have seen my son four days a month) and then asking me to pay them child support.

They lost that case & a civil case asking me for 200,000.

The actress said she never asked for full custody, despite her differences with her ex and his wife.

She continued:

I never spoke publicly in order to protect my then young son from paparazzi that used to follow him & terrify him.

I had also never asked for child support of any kind and had never tried to take time away from Kass’ dad seeing him. Ever. In the end they lost all of these court cases.

The judge called them all ‘Frivolous’ They always had 50% custody and still did when court ended as I had and have NEVER asked for full custody.

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#Pops

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Marcil said her son is heartbroken after being cut off from his other family members. She wrote:

Kass has never met his youngest brother and is not allowed to know where his bio father, stepmother and three younger brothers live.

Custody cases hurt the children only and the truth shall set us all free. Put the kids first you guys. There shouldn’t be a ‘more important parent’ kids love both parents equally no matter what either parent’s struggles may be.

She concluded:

Kass has been truly heartbroken since being cut out of his other families lives with NO explanation. Let’s do better for our kids. Let’s share our stories.

A rep for Green and Marcil did not immediately respond to Us Weekly’s request for comment.

In addition, neither Green or Fox have not publicly commented on the custody case.

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Green and Marcil dated back in the 90s before welcoming Kassius in 2002, reports Popsugar.

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