Olivia Wilde Accuses Ex Jason Sudeikis Of Publicly Serving Her Custody Papers To ‘Threaten’ Her
Wilde was promoting her second directorial effort Don’t Worry Darling when a process server handed her a manila envelope while she was onstage. Sudeikis has claimed he didn’t request the public display, but Wilde countered that he “clearly intended to threaten me and catch me off guard,” in court documents.
This legal hullabaloo was reportedly spurred by custody disputes after their co-parenting relationship allegedly dissolved early this year. In the motion to dismiss Sudeikis’ custody petition, Wilde claimed that while they initially agreed to send their children to Los Angeles for this school year, he later “decided that he wanted to go to New York for the next year while he is not working, and wanted the children to be with him during this time off.”
The Ted Lasso star’s petition was rejected on Wednesday after a judge ruled in favor of Wilde’s argument that the children had spent more time over the past years in Los Angeles and London, declaring that California was their official home state.
She has also decried the actions and additionally said in the motion to dismiss, “He chose to serve me in the most aggressive manner possible. The fact that Jason would embarrass me professionally and put our personal conflict on public display in this matter is extremely contrary to our children’s best interests.”
Sudeikis has contended that he wanted Wilde served at Heathrow airport, but a “series of logistical mishaps,” meant the process server missed her and thus had to find another place to serve her. He also claimed he was “fearful” after she expressed her desire to move in with Harry Styles in London with their children Otis and Daisy “following the close of school in 2023.”