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Lita Ford Lost Custody of Her Sons in 2012; Jim Gillette Only Now Opens Up About the Story

Lita Ford, former guitarist for the Runaways, has lost custody of her children to her ex-husband Jim Gillette of the band Nitro.

The couple have had a confrontational past. They married in 1994 after knowing each other for two weeks and had two sons, James and Rocco. In 2010, Gillette was ordered from the couple's home due to charges of domestic violence. The next year, after a reconciliation, Ford said that she went on a trip for a business meeting on a potential TLC reality show and, when she returned, neither her husband or her sons were speaking to her. At the time, she also claimed that Gillette had coerced her sons to physically attack her.

Ford went on to claim in a 2012 interview that Gillette had left the country with the children and threatened violence if she tried to get them back.

Throughout it all, Gillette has stayed silent about the situation; however, he finally made his thoughts public in a recent interview with the site Metal Sludge. He first said that "unlike Lita, I don’t believe it’s right to say bad things about a child’s parent publicly or in private. I think divorce is hard enough on kids and they certainly don’t need to be hurt or embarrassed by an irrational parent who has an agenda."

Gillette than explained that he has "sole legal and physical custody of our sons" and has since 2012, saying that the fact that the courts found for the father should go a long way in confirming where the problem lies. He also said that Ford can only see them during supervised visits.

He also says that the allegation that he, in essence, kidnapped the children was ludicrous. "Everything is legal about the boys being with me, and all of Lita’s self-serving claims and slanderous allegations are completely and 100% ludicrous. Quite frankly, all of this is more than a little frightening for our family. Our sons have urged me for years to tell the world our side of the story but this is all I’m prepared to share at this point in time."



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