Sophie Turner has filed a lawsuit against Joe Jonas for allegedly refusing to take the couple’s children back to England during their divorce.
Turner and Jonas share a 3-year-old daughter, Willa, and a second daughter, born in July 2022 and whose name remains private.
The “Game of Thrones” star claims in a lawsuit filed Thursday in the Southern District of New York that she met with the Jonas Brothers singer on Sunday where they were to “discuss their separation,” according to documents obtained by USA TODAY.
Turner claims the children were supposed to be returned Wednesday, but Jonas withheld their daughter’s passports and “refuses to send the children home to England.”
Jonas filed for divorce against Turner in Miami-Dade County Court on September 5, according to court documents reviewed by USA TODAY. In the petition, Jonas requested “shared parenting responsibilities” between him and Turner for their two daughters as well as enforcement of their April 2019 prenuptial agreement.
In Turner’s lawsuit, she claims she found out about Jonas’ divorce filing through the media.
The singer claimed the children lived with Jonas in Miami “and other locations in the United States” in his petition, which the “Dark Phoenix” actress denies in her filing.
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“The children have lived in England since April 10, 2023,” Turner’s filing states, adding that in December 2022, while in England for Christmas, she and Jonas confirmed they would make the country their “home forever”.
Her application was filed under the Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction and the International Child Abduction Remedies Act, both of which provide solutions for internationally abducted children to a parent.
Turner also said in her filing that she plans to file a lawsuit in England. Jonas’ custody of their children constitutes a “violation” of Turner’s “custody rights under English law,” according to the lawsuit.
Contributor: KiMi Robinson
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