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Shifty Shellshock's Wife Files for Divorce

6/11/2011 1:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Shifty Shellshock's estranged wife has filed for divorce, TMZ has learned -- and she's demanding full custody of their 7-year-old son ... claiming the "Celebrity Rehab" alum is a crappy caretaker.

Melissa Binzer filed the divorce docs in L.A. County Superior Court recently -- citing irreconcilable differences.

But here's the interesting part -- they share a 7-year-old son, who has type 1 diabetes. Melissa claims Shifty has no idea how to take care of a diabetic child, so she's demanding full legal and physical custody.

On top of that, Melissa claims Shifty has struggled with drug and alcohol addictions for a long time, and she fears he "would not create a suitable environment" for their son.

Melissa and Shifty -- real name Seth Binzer -- got married in 2002, but have been separated for nearly six years.


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Common sense would dictate not getting involved with a guy who calls himself "Shifty."

1231 days ago


Shifty, I got your back......I know your a good man...Your wifey needs to let go already....You rock!

1231 days ago


Of course he cannot have custody of his child, it takes so much to manage a child with diabetes, to keep this child safe and healthy...forget it, do not give him custody!!! If he is willing to take classes and learn how to care for his son and can prove knows how to care for him, then ok. BUT, until then, forget it!

1230 days ago


Even if he did take classes he can't stay off the drugs long enough to be trusted with a child. I think this guy is way beyond drug abuse, he's been doing it too long, it's now a form of psychosis.

1230 days ago


I feel so sorry for his poor sweet son. His dad has broken so many promises to him about how he 'wasn't going to do bad stuff anymore'.
I am sure his poor (now ex) wife has been threw hell too. Of course she must protect her son at all costs.

1230 days ago

who dat    

Tat'd up loser named "shifty" is a total wreck. Who'd have thought. Yet another celebrity rehab success story. Time to pull the plug on that failed experiment.

1230 days ago


I guess you shouldn't have married him huh? Girls, learn from this one, and the myriad like her, bad boys are ****-ups. They never get it together until they're 54! Wake up! **** the hot guy for a while, and then dump his stupid ass, and find a guy that can take care of your kids and pay the rent. BUT DON'T... FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, MARRY THEM!!

Thus endith the lesson.

1230 days ago


Can't really blame her. Shifty can't take care of himself let alone his son. Best thing for the kid.

1230 days ago


it's a damn shame, sure now he'll get sober

1229 days ago


Married? This poor woman. This guy is a hot mess. So are the chicks he hangs out with. I saw him at a bbq in Venice last year with his blonde fling Serena (she told us she was his wife), she was so coked out and he was on somethin. I could not believe how the 2 could function on a daily basis. He needs to move away from all these crazy party people. His handlers should move him to Fiji and let him detox on an island away from the junk and crackhead chicks.

1218 days ago
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