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    Jesse Williams' estranged wife 'trying to prevent actor for posting social media photos of their children'... amid nasty custody battle

    The estranged wife of Grey's Anatomy star Jesse Williams is trying to prevent him from posting photos of their two children on social media.
    Williams, 36, who filed for divorce from Aryn Drake-Lee, 34, in April, has since been embroiled in a nasty custody battle over their children Sadie, three, and Maceo, one.
    According to court documents cited by TMZ, Drake-Lee remains unpersuaded by Williams' argument that the First Amendment protects his right to upload pictures of their children to his social media platforms.
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    Pictured in 2012: Aryn Drake-Lee, the estranged wife of Grey's Anatomy star Jesse Williams is pushing to prevent him from posting photos of their two children on social media

    Her concern is that unstable fans may attempt to engage Williams through Sadie and Maceo, potentially hurting the toddlers in the process.

    Williams at present has roughly 2.25 million followers on Twitter and approximately 2.4 million on Instagram - and Drake-Lee has, indeed, noted in her court documents that her estranged husband has a massive online audience.
    The website has pointed out that several photos of the children have vanished from Williams' social media pages.
    TMZ had reported on August 15 that Drake-Lee had, around that time, accused Williams of posting social media photos of the children so that they'd become a 'buffer for the negative talk about him in the media.'

    Throwack to 2011: Williams, 36, and Drake-Lee, 34, have since April been embroiled in a nasty custody battle over their children Sadie, three, and Maceo, one

    As TMZ have since revealed, her counter to Williams' argument about his First Amendment rights was to refer to the children's own rights, and to the fact that they aren't public figures.
    According to explosive court documents, Williams has accused his estranged wife of repeatedly slamming the front door on his leg while yelling at him in front of their two young children.
    He claims Drake-Lee has stopped him from spending time with the kids, rarely answers the phone when he tries to FaceTime them and bars him from making any decisions regarding their lives, according to legal papers.

    The actor flatly denies Drake-Lee's claims that he is an unfit parent - filed in court papers earlier this month - as completely false.
    In the papers, filed at Los Angeles Superior Court on Thursday, Williams says: 'I can certainly care for Sadie and Maceo without assistance and did so on many occasions during our marriage.

    Not having it: Per court documents cited by TMZ , Drake-Lee's unpersuaded by Williams' arguing the First Amendment protects his right to post social media pictures of the toddlers

    'Like Aryn I should have sufficient time with Sadie and Maceo each week, including overnights, to continue to strengthen the very special bond I share with them and share equally int he parenting role.
    'Aryn's clear intent, as shown throughout her testimony is to marginalize and dismiss me as a parent, micromanage my time with the children and to exclude me from all decision regarding out children, no matter how important.'

    He added that he has always paid a 'constant and significant role in their lives' attending medical appointments, school events and other activities.
    Williams denies Drake-Lee's claims that he bullies her or turns up to her home 'unannounced' and says his estranged wife is the aggressive one - who even once attacked him in a doorway.
    'The only aggression our children have witnessed between us occurred during the numerous times Aryn has screamed at me in their presence, including disparaging me and, after we separated when she repeatedly slammed the front door on my left leg while yelling at me in front of the children.'

    Grey's Anatomy star Williams (pictured together in 2016) filed for divorce from Aryn Drake-Lee in April

    Williams said that working full time on Grey's Anatomy does not stop him from being a 'doting parent' and claims he does all he can to 'free up as much time as possible' to spend with the kids.
    He admits missing his daughter Sadie's pre-school graduation ceremony because he had an 'out-of-town obligation' but says that despite arranging to FaceTime during the event, Drake-Lee refused to answer his calls.

    The actor accuses Drake-Lee of 'severely restricting' his time with the kids over the past five months and routinely leaving him out of decisions regarding them.
    She also refuses to let her children enjoy overnight stays with their father, according to the court documents.
    'I have never been, and all never be an absentee parent as Aryn implies,' he said.

    'Aryn has severely restricted my custodial time with the children these past five months and has routinely denied me the joint legal custodial right to make decisions that affect the children.
    'It is hard enough for young children like ours to go one month without having meaningful contact with me, going five months has been completely devastating to them and me.'

    The couple (pictured in 2013) have been embroiled in a nasty custody battle over their children

    The father-of-two says his wife won't answer the phone 'half the times' he tries to call the children - and when she does answer she does not point the screen at the kids, leaving him 'talking to a blank wall' on what he describes as a 'sad and painful routine'.

    Williams claims his ex never told him she was taking the kids on a six day trip to Newport Beach, or that they were having speech therapy or seeing a homeopathist.
    He also says she never told him about signing up Maceo for soccer but then complained about his 'lack of attendance' in actions he describes as 'unreal'.
    The TV star slams his ex for refusing to communicate with him about the children or share any information about their well-being.
    He also cites a nightmare that his daughter Sadie had had before saying Drake-Lee then blamed him for it in legal papers.
    Williams said: 'Had Aryn truly intended to co-parent, she would have discussed the nightmare with me.'

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    Williams (pictured in Grey's Anatomy) claims Drake-Lee, 34, has stopped him from spending time with the kids

    The actor also says Drake-Lee won't allow him consecutive days with the kids, including on weekends.
    Williams claims she also refused to allow him to take the children on a planned trip to Maine to spend time with his family.
    He added: 'I then asked Aryn to let the children stay with me locally, with Maritza (the nanny), for a three-day staycation. Arun again refused.'
    On allegations that Williams doesn't properly feed his children when they are with him, the actor states: 'I of course feed the children and Aryn's complaints that the children have been very hungry and request full meals are no doubt exaggeration.'

    In a dispute over allowing the children to nap in the car Williams also accuses his estranged wife of admitting she 'consumed alcohol' in her car, with the car not running, while the children were napping.

    The star added: 'Aryn is unilaterally parenting our children without any inout from me; her marginalizing of me as their father is deeply disconcerting.'
    In response to Drake-Lee's allegation that Williams had been in a road rage incident with their neighbor, Williams requested that it be disregarded.
    He said: 'Aryn did not ask the police, me or even the neighbor about the incident. Instead, she admits when he approached her she told him not to talk to her.'
    In previous court documents Williams' estranged wife slammed the actor over his parenting skills, claiming he suffers violent rages and worries he exposes their two children to a 'revolving door' of women.

    Drake-Lee claims the actor's multiple girlfriends and fits of rage are affecting the emotional well-being of their offspring.
    She listed a slew of reasons why she believes she should have sole custody of the children after their 14-year relationship broke down.

    Since the split, Williams has been romantically linked to Minka Kelly

    Drake-Lee, according to the docs, wants a judge to order the actor to keep his romantic partners away from the children until he hits the six-month dating mark.
    In the previous filing Drake-Lee says the Los Angeles based star regularly jets away on trips to Paris, New York, Florida and within California, adding: 'I am concerned about what Jesse defines as 'business' or 'work', what is real, speculation, or lies.

    'Jesse had provided me little, if anything, upon which to establish trust in his representations.'
    She said the star recently missed his daughter Sadie's preschool graduation because he said he had to 'work' by going to a celebrity soccer game in Miami.
    He also missed two Father's Day celebrations at Sadie's school, for which Drake-Lee had to attend as a substitute, the documents allege.
    Williams and Drake-Lee had a 14-year relationship, and were married for five.
    Drake-Lee - who has worked in real estate and the art world as well as managing her husband's career — was Williams' rock and the main breadwinner until the actor scored a role on 'Grey's Anatomy' in 2009.

    She previously told the court that Williams is not 'putting our children's needs first', adding: 'His actions demonstrate disrespect to our children and me, and put me in a tough spot as a parent.'

    Drake-Lee is asking the court for a full-day mediation session to determine a 'path forward' between her and Williams.

    Jesse Williams' ex wants no more social media pics of kids | Daily Mail Online

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    What a mess. I'm too drunk to even begin to get through this clusterfuck. Neither of them are nearly good looking enough for me to care right now.
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    Sounds to me like they are both being jerks to each other.

    I'm ok with not letting short term romantic interests near the kids and also not allowing posts on social media.
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    I'm with the wife on this one. Why the fuck does he need to have the kids in the public eye? For his image?

    Dude we know you're a douchebag whoremonger. Let the kids have privacy.

    Sounds like he is too busy to bother with them anyway.
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    There have been a couple of blinds that point to him and they involve the anger issues that his wife alluded to. He went from an outspoken advocate of people of color to silence on social media. It's like the Jesse that was speaking so passionately about social injustice and victims rights disappeared overnight.

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    I'm pretty sure she is super pissed he was a douchebag husband so hey lets put the kids in the middle of it. I don't have any patience for that shit.
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    If he's so concerned about that then he needs to ask for an emergency custody arrangement, not drag her in the media.
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    team both of these idiots need to get their shit together and put their kids first.

    there's no reason for him to put their kids on social media if their mother doesn't agree, or introduce the kids to whoever he's dating until it's serious (though i thought it was just minka kelly?)
    but there's also no reason for her to be an asshole and keep the kids from their father, not answer the phone when he wants to talk to them, or not let them stay overnight with their father or involve him in any of the decision-making. she left him because he cheated, she didn't have issues with his parenting when they were together so why would that be different now? i get it, he cheated, she's fucking pissed, but get the fuck over yourself and be an adult and think of your kids' wellbeing.
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    If I were worried about my kids being put on social media or being around whores and couldn't trust him, I wouldn't be letting them go either. Not until there was a court order in place with consequences for him violating it. Some things are worse than not getting to see your father (who can't even be bothered to show up for events he was told about).

    And who knows if she had issues with his parenting before? Maybe she did. Maybe the cheating was the last straw. Honestly, as little as the kids are (or were when he decided to fuck off) there hasn't even been enough parenting (especially by him, through his choices) to have much to go on.

    I'm soooo glad I didn't have a baby/small child when going through this. Hell DarkJr was almost grown (is now) and I would not have let him go to his dad's if there was going to be anything going on (or anyone) that I thought he didn't need to be around. It would probably not have been an issue anyway because at DarkJr's age, he probably would have refused to go to his dad's if he had to deal with shit like his dad drinking or bringing home some whore. Hell, he didn't want to go at first just because he was still pissed.
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    I bet he's the kind that if she gave him everything he wanted, told him he could have the children every other week, he could have them spend the night whenever he had a new flavor over, and texted him over every dental cleaning, she wouldn't hear from him again until December.
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    Jesse Williams Claims Ex Is 'Punishing' Him for His 'Hard Work' on Grey's Anatomy & 'Marginalizing' Him from Kids


    Jesse Williams is alleging that his estranged wife Aryn Drake-Lee is “punishing” him for his “hard work” on Grey’s Anatomy.
    In his declaration filed Monday, Aug. 21 to the Superior Court of Los Angeles and obtained by PEOPLE, Williams, 36, claims that “Aryn uses the fact that I work to support our family to marginalize me as a parent.”

    “I am in my 9th year on Grey’s Anatomy. The structure and demands of my work schedule are the same as they were when we married and when we decided to have our wonderful children. Working full time did not keep me from being a doting parent then and it should not now. When Grey’s is on hiatus (approximately April through late July), it is still my responsibility to earn an income, provide for our family and further my career,” the documents state.

    “Despite Aryn’s refusal to recognize the time, effort and strategy required to be a self-employed professional in my line(s) of work, and her attempt to paint my work as purely recreational, all of the trips she listed in her Declaration generate the income used to support our family. I am always trying to work more efficiently so that I can free up as much time as possible to be an even more present parent to Sadie and Maceo,” the documents read.

    Williams continues in the documents, “My hard work has allowed Aryn the incredible privilege of being a stay-at-home mom, with a full-time nanny, able to be with our children when she wants. She is now punishing me for providing that privilege.”

    In a statement to PEOPLE, Drake-Lee’s attorney said, “Aryn continues to work tirelessly to maintain Mr. Williams’ bond with their children and it is important to remember that his allegations are one-sided. It is a shame that Mr. Williams has chosen to place the children and his family’s transition in the public domain.”
    His filing comes days after Drake-Lee demanded sole custody of the couple’s two children — daughter Sadie, 3, and son Maceo, 2 — and further asked the court to restrict Williams from introducing new girlfriends to the kids before any future relationships hit the six-month mark, according to TMZ.
    According to the previous documents obtained by TMZ, Drake-Lee additionally cited flare-ups of Williams’ temper, including an alleged death threat he made during a road rage incident, as another reason why she be the sole custodian of the children.

    But Williams is claiming that “Aryn’s declaration is riddled with fabrications, misstatements and characterizations.”
    “I am equally capable of caring for Sadie and Maceo. When I was not working on Grey’s Anatomy, and during the show’s hiatus, I fed the children, changed them, bathed them, dressed them, designed activities, played with them, read to them and put them to bed. I have always played a constant and significant role in their lives,” the Grey’s Anatomy actor states in the documents.

    The documents continue, “Like Aryn, I should have sufficient time with Sadie and Maceo each week, including overnights, to continue to strengthen the very special bond I share with them and share equally in the parenting role. Aryn’s clear intent, as shown throughout her testimony is to marginalize and dismiss me as a parent, micromanage my time with the children and to exclude me from all decisions regarding our children, no matter how important.”

    Williams also refutes Drake-Lee’s previous claims that he is a “bully” to her.
    “I do not ‘bully’ Aryn as she claims,” the documents read. “The only aggression our children have witnessed between us occurred during the numerous times Aryn has screamed at me in their presence, including disparaging me and, after we separated, when she repeatedly slammed the front door on my leg while yelling at me in front of the children.”
    “Aryn is unilaterally parenting our children without any input from me; her marginalizing of me as their father is deeply disconcerting,” he alleges.

    On Wednesday, Drake-Lee responded to Williams’ previous “claim that he has a First Amendment right to publicly post images of the parties’ children” on social media.
    In court documents obtained by PEOPLE, Drake-Lee is requesting “that neither parent shall publicly post otherwise private images of the parties’ children without the other parent’s consent or Court order; they may, however, share such images with family and personal friends, even over social media provided that social media account used be private and populated only by family and personal friends known to the parties.”

    Williams officially split from Drake-Lee in April after five years of marriage. He addressed the split — and rumors of infidelity — in JAY-Z‘s short film Footnotes for 4:44, a visual accompaniment to the rapper’s new album, which was released in July, according to E! News.
    Without mentioning his ex by name, Williams, who is dating former Friday Night Lights star Minka Kelly, subtly referenced the rumors and revealed how difficult the split was.
    “I was in a relationship 13 years, 13 real years, not 5 years, not 7 years — 13 years,” he said. “All of a sudden motherf—ers are writing think-pieces that I somehow threw a 13-year relationship — like, the most painful experience I’ve had in my life 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.”

    http://people.com/tv/jesse-williams-declaration-claims-ex-punishing-hard-work-greys-anatomy-marginalizing-kids/


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    Bitch, please.
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    So she's actually okay with sharing pics of the kids on social media between family and friends, just not anywhere else unless consent from both parents. Sounds fair to me.

    What's going on with him that he needs this attention? I'm getting a whiff of publicity whoring.
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    He's still pissed about being outed for fucking minka and this is his desperate attempt to be the victim.
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    seeing a homeopathist


    SHE took the kids to a homeopathist. Τeam Jesse in this though sharing pics on social media should stop.
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