from www.abcnews.go.com – Here’s a role for which Sandra Bullock probably never prepared: wrestling with her husband’s porn star ex-wife, Janine Lindemulder, over custody of their 5-year-old daughter.
Bullock, the perpetual “girl next door” actress famous for films including “The Proposal” and “Miss Congeniality” has been helping her husband, Jesse James, raise his daughter since January of this year while Lindemulder was in prison for tax evasion.
Now free from jail, Lindenmulder faces a fierce custody battle against James, the tattooed biker and star of cable TV’s “Monster Garage” and his megawatt Hollywood actress wife who has said she is now relishing her role as a stepmother.
In a letter to the judge at Lindemulder’s sentencing, Bullock denies the assertion that her desire to gain custody of the girl is rooted in her own inability to have children. “We realized that due to the instability in [the girl’s] life, bringing another child into the world at this time would not be in [the girl’s] best interest,” she wrote.
Bullock further alleges concerns for the girl’s safety, stating that the child was left alone during the day while Lindemulder was “asleep from drug use.”
“I am aware that Janine has claimed many times that my desire to have [the girl], was because I could not have children of my own,” Bullock says, adding, “that couldn’t be farther from the truth.”
“I myself have stopped working like I used to in order to be here with Jesse and the kids because we are on constant high alert,” she writes, “never knowing what condition Janine will be in, and even more concerning, the condition [the girl] will be in.”