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Jesse James: My Ex Was Stoned and Drove Our Kid

6/9/2010 4:28 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Jesse James just filed blistering legal papers against his ex-wife, Janine Lindemulder, claiming she was once drugged out of her mind with their young daughter in the car.

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Jesse is fighting Janine's attempt to wrestle custody and visitation from Jesse.  Currently he has full custody of 6-year-old Sunny.

On Friday, Jesse filed several declarations with the court ... obtained by TMZ ... one of which was written by Jesse's sister, Julie James England. Julie claims two years ago -- when Sunny was 4 --  she got a call from Janine, "slurring her words, telling me she's letting my niece, Sunny drive."  Julie says Janine told her she had taken "some numbing drugs her neighbors gave her from Mexico and she drank tequila" and that she and Sunny were "going to get munchies."

Julie claims she sent a friend to Janine's house, who found Janine "passed out in her car in the garage with Sunny."

And there's a lot more. Sgt. Mark T. England, Jesse's brother-in-law and a medic in the Army, wrote his own declaration, claiming Janine once asked if he could score her narcotics, including Soma, Vicodin, Lunesta and Ambien.

England says he's seen Janine perform at a strip club in the past and do lines of cocaine before getting on stage.

Jesse claims he can provide Sunny with a stable environment -- and even though Janine says she's cleaned up her act, Jesse believes she poses a high risk to their daughter.

A custody hearing is set for June 17.

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31.

Brad    

Hey Jesse glass houses , be careful be very careful.

1564 days ago
32.

Lora    

I fell sorry for the little Sunny! Let's see custody for a porn star,or custody for a cheater Nazi loving tattoo freak? Let the Sunny stay with Sandra!

1564 days ago
33.

choklite    

Who really cares it happened years ago they covered it up so no one would find out. Now its back cause he needs this to win custody of their child prob so he dont have to pay support. Their all loosers.

1564 days ago
34.

karlew    

A Nazi sex addict and a crack whore were fighting over custody of a kid..... Sounds like the start of a dirty joke.

1564 days ago
35.

Janet    

Where was Jesse when she was doing those things?? Screwing with some UGLY woman or dog fighting? Or how about sexually harassing his female employees?

1564 days ago
36.

Sally    

She should certainly be allowed supervised visits. Maybe she is rehabilitated and would like to bond with her child - after all she is the birth Mother and is entitled to that opportunity. family.

1564 days ago
37.

cat    

All that he's saying - yet, he married her , had children with her?

1563 days ago
38.

jwoolman    

Gosh, if infidelity made someone unsuitable as a parent, how many of us would have grown up in foster care?!? Really. Not related concepts. Jesse can be a good father while being a terrible husband.



But supervised visitation would protect both the mom and the kid. The supervisor doesn't have to be in their face, just around to make sure nothing truly stupid and dangerous happens. The mom does have a clear history of making really terrible decisions while under the influence - that's the real problem, the tax evasion jail term isn't relevant from a parenting perspective. The child is too young to protect herself yet. One risk in these cases is also that the non-custodial parent will decide to hightail it out of there with the kid in tow - the vast majority of children in those mailing inserts and on milk cartons are in this category, very few are abducted by strangers. If the mom has problems with impulse control - a supervisor would also help prevent this. In any case, she really does have to prove herself after her past behavior. It has nothing to do with whether or not she's a nice person and capable of being a good mother, just reasonable caution.

1561 days ago
39.

Vicki    

Poor Sunny. Two narcissistic messed up parents and the only piece of stablility she had (Sandy) is gone. I feel so sorry for these child. Poor Sunny...her dad is a mess. Her mom is a mess. What a mess!

1555 days ago
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