Jesse James and ex-wife Janine Lindemulder are back in court in a battle for custody of their 6-year-old daughter Sunny.
James has requested a move to Austin, TX., where he and his three children can be closer to ex-wife Sandra Bullock and son Louis. He has purchased an 8-acre, 5-bedroom home “in a very private estate in Texas hill country,” only 17 miles from Bullock’s residence, reports People.
He also claimed that since Lindemulder’s release from a halfway house on June 3, daughter Sunny “acts out, she’s more agitated, she has sleeping problems,” and said, “The more contact she has with her mom, the more fear she has to sleep in her own room.” James added,
She’s thriving, doing well in school, she has an amazing relationship with her brother and sister and Sandy. We’re getting to a point where we can live in peace. [Moving to Texas] will only make things better.”
James also discussed his fear that Lindemulder, who is a recovering alcoholic, has “unresolved personal issues,” saying, “I think she has yet to hit rock bottom and I fear [when she does] it will involve Sunny.”
Lindemulder is reportedly open to therapy and would like to “improve communication” with James.
James is set to move to Austin, TX. on July 31, and a court appointed attorney for Sunny told the courts that they believe it is in her best interest.