In a recent high-profile child custody scuffle, actress Uma Thurman has been sued by her ex fiancé Andrew Arpad Busson over the custody of the couple's only daughter who is two years old. Thurman and Busson, who is French and a financier by occupation, were engaged to be married. Last year the couple called off their marriage for unknown reasons.
In the lawsuit, Busson has sought custody of his daughter with Thurman, who has two other children from a previous marriage. Thurman had been dating Busson since 2007 after her previous marriage ended in 2005. Before the final breakup between the couple last April, they had called off their relationship once before. Thurman and Busson are now fighting a legal custody battle over their daughter.
Busson, who filed the court documents only recently, has his business based outside the United States. Thurman's representative has commented saying that the matter is private and concerns Busson's rights to visit and his participation in all decision making processes about his daughter. Thurman's representative has also said that they are hopeful that an impartial agreement will be reached outside court, which will be fair to both parties.
Child custody battles are typically fought in matrimonial courts which keep the records sealed. The judge who is presiding over Thurman's case handles child custody, child support and divorce matters. Thurman has two other children who are 12 and 16 years old, respectively. Her previous marriage ended after her husband cheated on her with their children's nanny.
Source: New York Daily News, "Uma Thurman sued by former fiancé for custody of their 2-year-old daughter," Barbara Ross, Oct. 15, 2014