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Jesse Williams, well known for his role on ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy,” split from his wife Aryn Drake-Lee in April. The two had been together for 13 years and share two children.
At the time, Williams, who initially filed for the divorce, was seeking joint legal and physical custody of their kids.
But now, Drake-Lee isn’t OK with those terms.
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According to TMZ, she recently filed divorce papers, which were obtained by the gossip site, and she’s demanding full custody.
But why the sudden request?
According to Drake-Lee, Williams is a reckless, rage-filled father who has engaged with a “revolving door” of women while their children have been around.
Namely, Drake-Lee is claiming that because at least one woman, potentially more, was brought around their kids, he’s subjecting them to emotional damage.
TMZ reported that the mother of two is asking the court to mandate that Williams refrain from introducing or exposing his children to any girlfriends for six months.
As for being rage-filled, the documents allege that Williams frequently has angry fits, and that just last month, he not only gave the middle finger while his kids were present, but he also allegedly “aggressively pursued [that driver] in his car.”
More disturbing, Drake-Lee claims that Williams threatened to kill the driver.
Lastly, she said that it upsets her when Williams posts pictures of their children on social media, and that he only does so to “buffer for the negative talk about him in the media.”
According to TMZ, Drake-Lee claimed that her kids are displaying “psychological signs of damage,” and she hopes the court will take immediate action to help.
In recent months, Williams was rumored to be dating actress Minka Kelly, but he denied that gossip in Jay Z’s mini documentary “Footnotes for ‘4:44’”:
“I was in a relationship 13 years, 13 real years, not 5 years, not 7 years, 13 years and all of a sudden mother f**kers are writing think-pieces that I somehow threw a 13-year relationship — like thee (sic) most painful experience I’ve had in my life like with a person I’ve loved with all of my heart — that I threw a person and my family in the trash because a girl I work with is cute.”
Although divorces are almost always extremely difficult, Williams and Drake-Lee appear to now be entering a brutal custody battle — and when kids are involved, things become that much more painful.