Jesse James has been fighting his ex-wife, Janine Lindemulder, over their shared custody of their daughter Sunny for quite some time, but it looks like his efforts to keep his little girl away from his ex aren’t working anymore. Wow, it’s as if Jesse James has lost all credibility or something.
After a session in closed chambers, Commissioner Thomas Schulte decided Janine would get interim visits until the next court hearing on July 12. He declined to say whether those would be monitored or not. However, when she left the court, Janine told RadarOnline.com that she was “happy” with the decision.
Lindemulder and James were at odds over the terms of her visits with Sunny. Janine wanted them to be unsupervised while Jesse preferred that the visits be monitored.
While I’d hope it’s not entirely true, it does seem like Jesse’s character being called into question in light of his cheating scandal and that Janine is being given a chance she doesn’t deserve. Jesse is absolutely right to keep his daughter away from her mother, who reportedly is completely and legitimately insane. Even though she and Jesse are no longer together, Sandra Bullock has said it’s important to her that his children stay in her life. Perhaps she’ll be able to provide some sort of support and balance for this little girl.
Sandra Bullock recently shocked the world by announcing that she had secretly adopted a baby boy from New Orleans, but if anyone listened to Jesse James’ ex-wife Janine Lindemulder, it wouldn’t have been much of a secret.
According to a statement that Janine made to Life & Style shortly after Sandy and Jesse adopted their baby boy in December of 2009, Jesse’s daughter Sunny accidentally told her mom about her father and step-mom’s new bundle of joy… and then Janine repeated whatever she knew right to the press:
“Sunny was on the phone and Sandra was right there trying to listen to what was being talked about. Sunny started to tell me she was really excited because somebody in the family was possibly pregnant. Then all of a sudden, the phone went silent. Sunny finally got back on the phone and said, ‘Oh, I can’t talk about that. That’s my secret with Sandy.’ I was upset, because you tell kids to please don’t keep secrets from your parents.”
There’s a host of reasons why Janine should be kept on a short leash when it comes to her interactions with her daughter, but the safety of her ex-husband and Sandy’s baby is definitely the best reason I can think of. However, Janine is willing to admit that her daughter has been in good hands with Sandy:
“Sandra’s organized and focused. She packs perfect lunches. She thinks of every little detail from sunblock to sanitary wipes and the perfect amounts of food. I can’t compete. If I could wish any stepmom for my daughter, it would be Sandra…She’s done a wonderful job with Sunny.”
With Jesse out of Sandy’s life, I’m sure that this toxic pornstar is more or less out of her life, too. Sandra has said that she intends to keep up a relationship with Sunny and Jesse’s other two children, so who knows how much longer Janine will be able to make statements about the state of her and her children’s lives. Let’s just hope there are no more secrets of this nature that need covering up for quite some time.
This whole Jesse James cheating scandal is turning out to be so much worse than I would have ever imagined. First we find out that he allegedly carried on an affair with a “tattoo model” (can you believe that that’s a real job?), then we find out that she’s into some Nazi shit, and now we find out that Jesse may be linked to the whole White Supremacy movement himself.
Jesse also reportedly has white power connections through his ex-wife, porn star Janine Lindemulder. She is currently married to Jeremy Aikman, who is said to be “an admitted skinhead”. Aikman goes by the name “Lefty” on his MySpace page (which is private), and his last status update on Wednesday said, “What goes around comes around.” Could that be a dig against Jesse?
Lastly, some have pointed to this logo of Jesse’s company, West Coast Choppers, as further proof of his white supremacist beliefs. It does look at a lot like a German cross used frequently in Nazi art. If all this is true, we’d bet some of his tattoos are also in some way connected to white power.
If the cheating (which probably happened) and the Nazi ties (which I think are likely exaggerated in terms of Jesse’s involvement), then America’s image of their Sweetheart and her rough and tumble biker husband being the perfect “opposites attract” couple is going to crumble quick.
I find this whole thing to be very disheartening. Tiger Woods was surprising in a totally different way. I would think after switching from a porn star to one of Hollywood’s most beloved and wholesome starlets, Jesse would have shaken the whole “I like trashy broads” thing. Sad.
There was a hearing today in the unfortunately drawn-out custody battle between Jesse James and his ex-wife, porn star Janine Lindemulder. Jesse and his wife Sandra Bullock will have full-custody Jesse’s daughter Sunny, and Janine, who is currently married to a man she met in a post-prison halfway house, will be able to speak to Sunny on the phone. This is probably not an arrangement that either party is entirely happy with, but it does seem to be the most healthy option for Sunny.
Jesse seemed particularly peeved at the ruling, because his ex is some kind of a maniac. He told the judge, “She texts at least twice and 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 mentioned that the nature of Janine’s conversations with Sunny are inappropriate for a young girl. “[Lindemulder] has no filter on what she tells [Sunny] about 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.”
Jesse also went on to add that even though Janine claims she wants custody, and was even granted it for the Christmas holiday, she doesn’t follow through when she does get it. The last handful of times that Janine was supposed to see Sunny, she bailed at the last moment or never showed.
This is a sad story because you have to wonder about the mental health of a little girl who is exposed to such a monster of a mother. Six years old is old enough not to forget what you’re seeing and hearing, and if Janine is really talking to her about prison (and God knows what else from her sordid past), that’s just straight-up abuse in my opinion. Thankfully, it seems that Jesse and Sandy are truly dedicated to this little girl and keeping her safe. Hopefully Janine will clean up her act or give up before she causes any more damage to this adorable child.