Olivia Wilde Accuses Ex Jason Sudeikis of Acting “in Bad Faith” Amid Custody Battle
Jason Sudeikis and Olivia Wilde’s custody battle continues.
Per legal filings obtained by Daily Mail and published today, Wilde is accusing her ex of trying to “litigate her into debt” and acting maliciously behind her back.
“While Jason can afford to spin his wheels with filing after filing, Olivia cannot,” the papers read, per the outlet. “Jason seems intent on throwing whatever he can against the wall to see what will stick, and this Request for Order seeking a stay of the California Parentage action is just the latest example.”
“While the details of Jason’s finances are presently unknown as he refused to substantively respond to basic discovery, she is aware that he is far wealthier than she is,” the filing allegedly continues.
While Wilde and Sudeikis’s children, Daisy, 6, and son Otis, 8, have lived and attended school in Los Angeles their entire lives (except for one semester of kindergarten that Otis attended in New York in 2019), Sudeikis recently asked for the custody case to be moved from LA to New York City, where he is based. That request has since been denied, TMZ reported.
“We were scheduled to start working with a family therapist in California in mid-January. I thought things were calming down and were going to move forward in a more amicable, respectful fashion. Instead I learned on January 10, 2023, that the entire time I was negotiating the parenting time schedule in California [Jason] was plotting to proceed with the New York Child Support proceeding behind my back,” Wilde reportedly said in her declaration.
She also accused Sudeikis of “purposefully” not telling her or her legal team about a major court date, causing her to miss it.
“[Jason’s] underhandedness and bad faith in these proceedings is astounding. I am completely perplexed at why he believes that engaging in intimidation or trickery will serve him or our children’s best interests,” the Don’t Worry Darling star continued.
Wilde and Sudeikis called off their engagement in November 2020 after nine years together.