Joe Jonas hit back at his ex-wife Sophie Turner following her lawsuit in which she accused him of “unlawfully” withholding her two daughters.
According to the “Game of Thrones” actress’ lawsuit, she is demanding the “immediate return of children who have been unlawfully abducted or retained.”
Now Jonas has turned his back on her, claiming his estranged wife is violating a Florida court order and trying to take their children to England. Jonas also criticized Turner’s use of the word “kidnapping” in her lawsuit, calling it “misleading.”
Joe Jonas criticizes ex-wife Sophie Turner over custody dispute
The ‘Jonas Brothers’ The singer criticizes his wife’s lawsuit and calls the actress “harsh” for trying to bring their daughters to England permanently.
His representatives have released a statement on his behalf denying the actress’ lawsuit in which she accuses Jonas of refusing to hand over the children’s passports and of “unlawfully” detaining the children.
The statement is“After several discussions with Sophie, Joe initiated divorce proceedings in Florida, as Florida is the relevant jurisdiction for the case. Sophie was aware that Joe would file for divorce. The Florida court has already issued an order prohibiting both parents from placing the children. This order was delivered to Sophie on September 6, 2023, more than two weeks ago.”
The statement also revealed that the couple had a “warm” meeting in New York last Sunday and that their children have been dating the actress since that meeting. “Joe’s impression of the meeting was that they had agreed to work together toward an amicable co-parenting arrangement.”
Sophie Turner reportedly demanded her children’s passports from Joe Jonas
The statement from Jonas’ representatives said the singer would be violating a Florida court order if he approved Turner’s request to permanently relocate her children to England. It goes on to say that Jonas wants to raise their children together as he claims that the USA is their home.
“Joe is committed to co-parenting the children so that they are raised by both their mother and father, and of course is also happy for the children to be raised in both the US and the UK. “The children were born in the USA and have spent most of their lives in the USA. They are American citizens,” the statement said.
In Jonas’ divorce lawsuit against Turner, he listed their daughters Willa and DJ’s primary residence as Miami, Florida, where he and Turner had lived. The singer filed for divorce on September 5, and according to the legal document she obtained The explosion“respectfully requested” that he and Turner “create a parenting plan” and a “timesharing schedule” with their children.
“The children were not kidnapped”
Jonas also criticized Turner’s use of the word “kidnapping” in her lawsuit, claiming it was “misleading” and “an abuse of the legal system.” He further explained that her children had not been “kidnapped” and were currently with their mother.
The “Cake By The Ocean” singer’s statement also claims that Turner’s sole motive for the claims about her children was her desire to move the divorce proceedings to the UK
The statement said: “This is an unfortunate legal disagreement about a marriage that is sadly ending. Using phrases like “kidnapping” is misleading at best and a serious abuse of the legal system at worst. The children were not kidnapped. After being in Joe’s care for the past three months by mutual consent of both parties, the children are currently with their mother. Sophie is only making this claim to move the divorce proceedings to the UK and permanently remove the children from the US.”
Jonas also addressed recent media reports in his statement that appeared to tarnish Turner’s image as a mother, saying the singer never endorsed such messages and that they were not “in line” with his views.
“Joe has already denied any statements that were allegedly made on his behalf that were derogatory to Sophie. They were made without his consent and are not in accordance with his views. “His wish is for Sophie to reconsider her strict legal situation and take a more constructive and private approach,” the statement said, concluding that Jonas’ “only concern is the well-being of his children.”
Sophie Turner is suing Joe Jonas for “unlawful” restraint of her children
Jonas’ statement came after Turner filed a lawsuit demanding the “immediate return of children who have been unlawfully abducted or retained.”
Per Page sixTurner’s lawsuit alleged that the unlawful restraint of her children began on September 30.
The actress also claimed that over Christmas 2022, she and Jonas had agreed to make England their “forever home” and begin looking for schools for their daughter Willa.
The legal document states that both parties “were pleased with the family’s move to England.”