Jaime King Accuses Kyle Newman of Abuse & Withholding Sons as He Claims She Is 'Chronic Drug Addict'



His filings continue: "Immediately thereafter, Jaime refused to let the nanny buckle Leo Thames in his carseat, insisting that Jaime do it herself. Jaime failed to buckle Leo Thames in, failed to close his car door, then took off down San Vicente at 60 mph with Leo Thames, then approximately two years old, hanging out of the side of the speeding vehicle. The nanny and a pedestrian who witnessed the event screamed at Jaime to stop the car, which she was fortunately able to do before a true tragedy occured. This is only one harrowing event among many that Jaime has subjected the children to throughout their lives due to her uncontrolled substance abuse."

Newman claims that he "reached his limit" in January, when he claims King "resumed taking opiates" and "drinking even more heavily," "disappearing from the family home for up to days at a time." He confirms the attempt at an intervention but claims, "Jaime's addiction predictably devolved as she abandoned her family for the real loves of her life – pills and booze." He also claims that King admitted to "having an affair" while working in Canada.

According to Newman's filing, King — accusing her husband of "stealing" the boys — "became enraged" and "threatened" Newman.

He also denies King's allegations of abuse.

"I have never laid a hand on Jaime nor would I," he says in his declaration. "In the past, threats of a legal and public battle on Jaime’s part would cause me to back down as I have never had any desire to fight her. I have only wanted to love and support her, and keep our family safe. But now that Jamie has filed such a fictitious declaration with the court, and is seeking to have unmonitored custody of our boys, I have finally reached a place where I cannot let her threats against me stop me from doing what is in the best interest of our children, who are the most important thing in the world to me. Jaime is a drug addict, alcoholic, and is not capable of caring for our children. It is essential for their safety that they not be left with Jaime unsupervised."

The judge denied both of Newman and King's requests, meaning the children will physically remain with Newman in Pennsylvania until a non-emergency hearing can take place.

In response to Newman's filing, King's rep tells PEOPLE exclusively, "This is another vicious, failed attempt of Kyle to continue his abuse of Jaime and manipulate the court system.  Today Kyle was denied all requests for emergency orders and the judge granted Jaime shared legal custody of their two children. The temporary domestic violence restraining order remains in place to protect Jaime."

King and Newman met on the set of the film Fanboys, which Newman directed. They tied the knot in 2007 at the Greystone Park and Manor in Los Angeles, which also marked site of their first date more than a year prior to the ceremony.

“I don’t know why, but some part of me was instantly connected to him, and I loved him so much,” King told InStyle Weddings at the time. “It was intense. I never thought that would happen to me.”

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Apple Bolsters UK Team By Poaching BBC Factual Chief Alison Kirkham

Apple has hired BBC factual controller Alison Kirkham as its new unscripted chief in the UK, reporting to creative director of worldwide video Jay Hunt.

Kirkham will join the Apple TV+ international creative development team this summer after 15 years at the BBC, the last six of which she has spent in charge of factual programming.

During her time at the BBC, she has overseen shows including Planet Earth II, coverage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding, and the recent breakout Studio Lambert hit Race Across The World.

As well as overseeing unscripted shows at Apple, she will have some exposure to drama and comedy, with recent shows coming out of Hunt’s team including Trying and Gary Oldman spy drama Slow Horses.

“I will forever be proud that, for six years, I was able to walk into New Broadcasting House as the controller of factual commissioning at the BBC. The last few weeks have shown more clearly than ever the precious role that the BBC plays in our cultural landscape,” Kirkham said. “Now it’s time for the next challenge, and I am hugely excited about the world of opportunities that Apple has to offer.”

In an email to staff, BBC director of content Charlotte Moore added: “I would like to thank Alison for leading factual during a period of such impressive creative success.

“Her strategic vision and skills as a program maker have been a huge asset to the department and we are all very grateful to her for the dedication and commitment she has shown to high quality distinctive content right across the breadth of factual genres. She will be missed by us all and I hope you will join me in wishing her the very best in her new role.”

Until a replacement is found for Kirkham, BBC daytime controller Carla-Maria Lawson will oversee events and Catherine Catton’s popular factual and factual entertainment team. Head of documentaries Clare Sillery will oversee Jack Bootle’s natural history and science responsibilities.

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