ctor Ioan Gruffudd has accused his estranged wife Alice Evans of branding him “stupid and a failure” as he sues for joint custody of their two daughters.
The Fantastic 4 star, 48, is locked in a incredibly general public and progressively bitter divorce from Evans, 50, just after the breakdown of their 14-calendar year relationship in January 2021.
Evans, who has highlighted in films like 102 Dalmatians, is in search of sole custody of their two daughters, Elsie, 8, and Ella, 12, and has manufactured a string of allegations about Gruffudd on her social media accounts.
But Gruffudd is combating again, saying the actress “belittled and berated” him through their relationship, generating pleasurable of his look and hair reduction, and threatening to contact the law enforcement if he did not “do what she demanded”.
Gruffudd claims he has not viewed possibly of his daughters in human being for a 12 months, apart from a likelihood conference with Ella final 7 days.
“In a FaceTime I experienced with the girls on March 3, Ella reported Alice falsely informed her that I needed Alice to commit suicide, and that Ella almost certainly would not have a mummy any more,” the actor explained in an software to the Los Angeles Top-quality Courtroom.
“Ella informed me, ‘Daddy this is producing me pretty sad’ and ‘if I never agree with her, evidently I’m a negative daughter’.”
He is seeking in-individual remedy and reunification remedy by using Zoom with his daughters, pending courtroom-requested mediation about custody.
In the filing, Gruffudd accused Evans of “undermining him in front of the women all over their lives”, and details to messages on her Twitter and Instagram account with a mixed 110,000 followers.
“Alice proceeds to put up phony and deceptive statements about me on social media,” the actor suggests.
“Alice has stated repeatedly that I want nothing at all to do with the women, I refuse to see them, and I deserted them.
“Alice has posted that she fears she and the youngsters would starve and develop into homeless since I refuse to add to their economic assist.
“None of this is correct, and I worry that Alice’s false social media narrative is regularly staying noticed by the girls, and repeated to them by Alice.”
Evans, who married Gruffudd in 2007, has accused the actor of domestic abuse in their protracted authorized battle.
Past thirty day period, she took to Instagram to assert she is staying “threatened” and is “completely out of income for food stuff and bills”.
“Most of all, I will be the ideal mother I can maybe be. Permanently. They will hardly ever reduce me,” she wrote.
Evans accuses Gruffudd of strolling out on their household everyday living and has claimed he is not fiscally supporting her or their youngsters.
In an additional social media publish she wrote: “I confront a long run with nowhere to stay, no help, long-term discomfort, 2 gorgeous ladies that I have 100% custody if mainly because he made a decision ‘a family wasn’t for him’.”
Insisting “I will not shed to that loser”, Evans added: “I know I’m going through hell because my hub (spouse) decided to run off with a millennial and then accuse me of abusing him and devote ALL our communal price savings on greedy lawyers striving to gag me from telling me tale.
“But I’m now as reduced as I have ever been. Basically everyone I thought was serving to has permit me down.”
Gruffudd, in his court application, accused Evans of “inflicting severe emotional harm” on their daughters since he left the household home on January 25, 2021.
“She has encouraged and instructed them not to see me or talk with me, and she has built hundreds if not 1000’s of threatening and abusive communications to me and about me,” he claimed.
Gruffudd denies Evans’ declare of domestic abuse and reported he is searching for a Domestic Violence Restraining Order in opposition to his previous lover at a court listening to future thirty day period, although a temporary restraining purchase versus her has been in location because February.
Gruffudd has also requested that Evans is banned from speaking to his new girlfriend, 30-calendar year-previous actress Bianca Wallace.
The warring ex-couple are owing to confront off in courtroom once again on August 2.