While Sandra Bullock is making history with her acclaimed film The Blind Side, her husband Jesse James continues his custody battle with his ex-wife, porn star Janine Lindemulder.
E! News reports that Lindemulder was denied visitation rights to see Sunny, her 6-year-old daughter with James. Bullock and James have been raising Sunny for the past year while the adult film actress was imprisoned for tax evasion.
But Lindemulder – who currently lives in a halfway house due to a parole violation – did win the right to make daily phone calls to Sunny. This ruling didn’t come without resistance from James.
The Monster Garage star told the judge that his ex-wife texts “up to 20 times a day, demanding to talk to Sunny…But sometimes she’ll go a week at a time where she doesn’t make a call.” He also said that Lindemulder “has no filter” when it comes to discussing her time in prison. “There’s a lot of conversation about prison or jail and things that I don’t think a 6-year-old can comprehend or process.”
James also told the court that while Lindemulder had fought for (and won) custody of Sunny on Christmas day, she was a no show, and in fact had missed four of her past five scheduled visits.
The next hearing is scheduled for June 14. The judge praised James and Lindemulder for being able to make positive progress despite the media attention, although both were ordered to undergo joint counseling once a month.