Olivia Wilde has filed a movement to dismiss a custody petition leveled by her former companion, Jason Sudeikis, and infamously delivered to her onstage at CinemaCon earlier this yr.
Based on courtroom paperwork obtained and summarized Wednesday by the Each day Mailthe “Booksmart” director has accused the “Ted Lasso” star of desiring to “embarrass” and “threaten” her by publicly serving her custody papers throughout the business occasion in Las Vegas.
In a press release in April, a supply near Sudeikis claimed that the actor “had no prior data of the time or place that the envelope would have been” given to Wilde and that he would “by no means condone her being served in such an inappropriate method.”
Wilde’s movement to dismiss the petition comes a number of months after the filmmaker was introduced with a mysterious manila envelope whereas she was in the course of introducing her sophomore movie, “Don’t Fear Darling,” in entrance of 1000’s of her Hollywood friends and journalists at CinemaCon. The candid second sparked a flurry of hypothesis as to what was within the package deal cryptically marked “Private and Confidential.”
It was later revealed that the thriller envelope contained a custody petition Sudeikis drafted after Wilde denied his request to relocate their youngsters to New York quickly whereas he was spending time without work work there, her movement alleges.
“When I didn’t agree, because the youngsters haven’t lived in New York for a number of years, Jason filed these papers,” Wilde stated in her grievance, in response to the Each day Mail.
Sudeikis and Wilde have been engaged for greater than seven years earlier than splitting in early 2020, They by no means married however share two younger youngsters, Otis and Daisy. Wilde has since been romantically linked to pop musician and actor Harry Kinds, whom she directed in “Don’t Fear Darling.”
“Jason’s actions have been clearly supposed to threaten me and catch me off guard,” Wilde stated in her grievance, in response to the Each day Mail. “He might have served me discreetly, however as a substitute he selected to serve me in essentially the most aggressive method doable.”
In recent times, Wilde and Sudeikis have reportedly been splitting their time between Los Angeles, New York and London, the place “Ted Lasso” is filmed and Kinds relies. Per the ex-couple’s dueling authorized docs, Sudeikis needs the youngsters to stick with him in New York, whereas Wilde needs them to reside along with her in LA earlier than formally relocating to London along with her late subsequent yr.
In the meantime, Sudeikis has apparently doubled down on his declare that he wasn’t attempting to humiliate Wilde at CinemaCon. The Each day Mail reported that Sudeikis tried to keep away from serving her the custody petition on the residence of her “present companion,” Kinds, the place their youngsters may be current. Nor did he need the method server to strategy her at their youngsters’s college with different dad and mom within the neighborhood.
Sudeikis maintains that the processor tried to serve Wilde at her resort in Las Vegas, however failed and altered tack upon Wilde onstage throughout the Warner Bros. presentation at CinemaCon.
“I perceive that the method server had solely performed her job; nonetheless, I deeply remorse what occurred,” Sudeikis added, in response to the Each day Mail.
“Olivia’s discuss was an vital occasion for Olivia, each professionally and personally, and I’m very, very sorry that the incident marred her particular second.”