I haven’t really been following M.I.A.‘s custody case much, but a little while back some of you may remember her going off on Twitter about the situation. Her ex-fiancé Benjamin Bronfman was looking for full custody, and with the kind of money/influence he has, it seems like the case has been going his way. M.I.A. went on a rant about the importance of a child’s mother over the father (which I sorely disagreed with) and was just really, really pissed to be fighting for for custody of her child, which is understandable. She is now going after the state of New York for recently blocking her move to England. Click inside to learn more.
TMZ has the report:
M.I.A. says New York courts have committed a human rights violation — against her and her baby.
Filthy rich baby daddy Ben Bronfman — son of Seagram’s billionaire Edgar Bronfman Jr. — got a restraining order in March … blocking M.I.A. from taking her son to her homeland — England.
M.I.A. is now challenging the order, claiming it amounts to international child abduction. She’s filed legal docs in New York federal court, citing The Hague Convention as proof the NY state judge had no authority to block her move to England.
Baby daddy Bronfman isn’t going down without a fight … we’ve learned he’s filed legal docs of his own making a case that moving his flesh and blood over the pond would be a travesty.
Bronfman and M.I.A. — who both still live in Brooklyn — were never married and split up last year.
These cases always get complicated when someone wants to leave the country– we saw that with Halle Berry and Gabriel Aubry. This time around, M.I.A. has not taken to Twitter to address the issue (probably a good idea) so here’s hoping it all stays in the courts and things get worked out for little Ikhyd. It’s easy to forget (as parents, and as the general public) that these cases are supposed to be about what’s best for the children involved, so hopefully the judges involved act accordingly.
Many of us thought Halle Berry was wrong for wanting to move to France with Nahla. Do y’all feel the same about M.I.A.‘s request?