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Jesse James Awarded Sole Custody of Daughter

7/27/2011 5:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Jesse James has emerged victorious in a nasty custody fight with his ex-wife -- the West Coast Choppers mogul was awarded sole custody of their 7-year-old daughter Sunny this week.

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Jesse and his troubled porn star baby mama Janine Lindemulder have been at war for years -- but Monday, an Orange County, CA judge ruled in favor of Jesse.

Jesse currently lives in Austin, TX -- and his lawyer told People.com that if Janine moves to the Lone Star state to be near Sunny, she'll be ordered to complete an inpatient rehab first.

The lawyer says if Janine stays in California, she'll only get monitored visitation.

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16.

JaundicedEye    

Sandra Bullock is NOT going to go back with that punk.

999 days ago
17.

youknow    

Both Janine and Jesse love Sunny and she loves both her parents. The first 3 years of her life were blissful - she was with her mom, grandma, brother, aunt and cousin in Oregon. Jesse wanted nothing, NOTHING, to do with her. He is not her savior. He has tormented and abused Janine and Sunny for years. Do some research on Parental Alienation Syndrome. Sandra is not her mother; she has nothing to do with her. Jesse is a dog; always has been. He has cheated on every woman he ever had. BTW, Janine is clean and sober; has been 99% of her life. Let's see how you react when two powerful people do everything they can to bury you and take your child.

999 days ago
18.

Athina    

Apparently, it's not just Lindemulder. She's married to an ex-jailbird, an alleged skinhead (court records show Aikman has a record of "several convictions involving alcohol, guns and manufacture of narcotics." Combine Lindemulder with this character and you've really got a toxic mess. Jesse sounds like the stable parent here.

999 days ago
19.

Googie    

This explains why his engagement to Kat-tat went poof!

998 days ago
20.

Googie    

His broken engagement was so he could get custody & he knows that Sandra will never take him back.

998 days ago
21.

Phreaky    

This will cause Janine to OD.

998 days ago
22.

rsmik    

So that's why they broke up, Kat didn't want to become instant mommy

998 days ago
23.

youknow    

Once again, you know so little. Janine is clean and sober, she will not OD. She is divorced from Aikman (huge mistake, I acknowledge). Jesse is a bully, Sandra was a bully; big money can screw over anyone. Janine has 50% legal custody and is working towards shared physical custody. As far as Jesse being stable? Please. Sunny is cared for by a rotating round of nannies, housekeepers, cooks. He's too busy chasing tail. I believe Kat found out about his Austin hottie he's had since before Sandra dumped him. Sunny wants her mom, let Janine have her child. And God help you if you ever have someone like Jesse in your life. He will hurt you just for the fun of it.

998 days ago
24.

bea    

Janine go check in to whatever rehab is told to you in Austin and have your child visit with the staff, then graduated and get unsupervised visits. Only becasue your porn fiend buddy had Sandra Bullock and tatter Kat Von D. When he stands a lone your daughter will understand. Jesse is a sociopathic narcissit and you need to man up and get involved.

998 days ago
25.

Politico Pablo    

I'm at a loss to understand how a California judge can disregard the rights of a mother with such a decision. The custody case should've been transfered to the Texas Courts where the child now lives. This judge is pathetic, I hope he was able to wash the foul smell from his hands.

998 days ago
26.

gloria    

I guess the lesser of two EVILS! Good Luck baby girl!you'll need alot of it

998 days ago
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