British actress Sophie Turner has filed a lawsuit against her ex-husband Joe Jonas. The lawsuit claims the American musician illegally detained his daughters and prevented them from leaving the United States.
The couple recently separated after four years of marriage and announced at the time that they would end the divorce “amicably.” It was also revealed that it was Jonas who filed for divorce from Turner in mid-August. However, it now appears that tensions between the two have escalated due to the legal battle over their daughters.
According to reports from Page Six, Sophie Turner claims that Joe Jonas stopped her daughters from traveling with her to her native England. The actress argued that Jonas agreed for his daughters to live in Europe. Additionally, the “Game of Thrones” actress reported that the “improper storage” began on September 20th.
The former couple had two daughters during their marriage. Their first daughter, Willa, was born in the summer of 2020. The couple’s second firstborn was born in 2022, but her name is unknown and both parents decided to keep the minor’s identity secret.
According to documents obtained by PageSix, Turner’s lawsuit, filed Thursday in a Manhattan court, “demands the immediate return of any children unlawfully abducted or retained.” The lawsuit also made it clear that the girls’ trip to the United States was a temporary arrangement. “Joe Jonas and plaintiff (Turner) were pleased with the family’s move to England,” the document states.
In response to the lawsuit, Joe Jonas claimed his opposition to the girls’ trip to England was based on an existing court order. The singer argues that allowing his daughters to leave the country at this time would violate this order.
Turner’s lawsuit also includes a demand that the girls be immediately placed in his care and their passports returned, as it was revealed that the minors had been living with Jonas for several months since filing for divorce.
“The father is in possession of the girls’ passports and refuses to return the documents to the mother. He also refuses to send the girls and their mother to England,” the lawsuit says.