Evan Rachel Wood has reportedly given primary custody of her son to ex-husband Jamie Bell, according to court documents obtained by the blast,
done by The actress, 35, has been in a custody dispute with her ex-husband, actor Jamie Bell, 37, over their 9-year-old son Jack. This stemmed from Wood feeling unsafe to remain in Los Angeles amid abuse allegations against ex-boyfriend Marilyn Manson.
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latest: On Thursday, The Blast reported that Wood and the Billy Elliot The actors, who have been in a custody dispute for several years, agreed that their son would live in LA with the British actor. Wood lives in Nashville, Tenn., where she moved from L.A. after allegedly receiving threats related to the allegations against Manson. (manson denied Wood’s abuse allegations.) She struggled to keep the boy out of LA, fearing for his safety.
According to court docs obtained by the outlet, the former couple’s son “will reside primarily with (Bell) in Los Angeles,” where he lives with his second wife and Fantastic Four co-star Kate Mara and their two young children (born in 2019 and 2022). “(Wood) will have custody of Jack for one (1) extended weekend per month beginning Friday, after school or at 10:00 a.m.” Wood will also have custody on certain holidays and school breaks.
A representative for Wood & Bell has not yet responded to Yahoo’s request for comment about the custody change.
Long running dispute: Wood and Bell started dating in 2005 for about a year. They rekindled their romance in 2011, married in October 2012, and welcomed their son in 2013. As of 2014, they have separated. In 2016, Wood talked about co-parenting, saying it involved her and her ex Putting their “issues” aside.
That same year, Wood revealed that she was survive sexual assault, But did not reveal the identity of those who misbehaved with her. While it was five years before publicly accusing Manson, she began receiving threats, which she claimed were from the singer’s fans, and she feared she might retaliate, according to an interview she gave deduction In 2022. Wood claimed she spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on security at her L.A. home, including installing bulletproof-glass windows, a steel door and a security fence to keep her and her son safe. She also moved to Tennessee part-time, thinking it would keep her child safe.
Wood’s transfer to Tennessee became permanent in late 2020, but she apparently didn’t have Bell’s OK and alleged she was holding back their son. Wood accepted Another filing states that, “At one point I hid my whereabouts from Jamie.” She said this was due to her allegations against Manson and an agreement to testify against him. She claimed that she was “very concerned about the safety of our child while in Los Angeles” after being informed by investigators that her family’s safety was at risk. she also claimed manson threatened to abuse the boy,
In its own filing, Bell alleged “short and long-term psychological harm” to the child by the “prolonged separation”. He reportedly said, “I clearly do not understand what is happening. Either Evan claims she is getting ‘death threats’ and Jack is not safe in her care, or they are not true and she is withholding our son from me for other reasons of her own invention.
Woods said in The Cut interview that Bell has been “one of the least supportive” people in his life since coming forward against Manson. She also said that “family court is one of the worst places to put survivors of domestic violence.”
Wood’s battle with Manson (real name: Brian Warner) continues. She accused him of grooming her as a teenager and abusing her over the years. (They began dating in 2007 when she was 19 and he was 39.) Manson has not been charged with any crime related to her allegations. He’s suing her for defamation, but the judge rejected their biggest claims In a decision this month.
In total, more than a dozen other women also came forward with allegations of abuse against Manson. He denied all allegations of misconduct. He was dropped by his record label and talent agency, but recently dropped new music,