Actress Kim Delaney loses custody of 15 year old son

09/01/2005 at 11:42 AM ET

10038495 Former NYPD Blue star Kim Delaney has lost custody of her teenage son after he testified in a Santa Monica, California, court that she was endangering his life by drunk-driving. Jack Cortese, 15, told the court that his mother embarrassed him when she turned up drunk at a friend’s house and then insisted that he come home with her. Jack testified, "I attempted to keep her from driving her car, but she was very demanding. My mother demanded that my friend go with us. He refused to drive with her because she was drunk. Unfortunately this is not the only incident in which I have seen my mother drunk."

Jack, who is now living with his father, Kim’s ex-husband Joe Cortese, claimed he hadn’t seen his mother since August 11 and is trying to keep his distance. He added, "I do not want to be with her until she has completed rehab and is sober. I am very concerned for my safety when I am with her." Kim was previously arrested for drunk-driving in 2002.

Source: ONTD

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crazytalk23 on

that is really sad

DJ on

That is sad. Hopefully this will be the motivation Kim needs to really take care of herself and start working things out with her son.

mom2_2 on

I’m so sorry to hear that! I’ve been a fan of hers since she was Jenny on All My Children. I hope she gets help soon!

Heather on

Good for her Son for not being afraid of telling the truth and making his mom get help.

Gwen on

What a difficult situation for the whole family. My ex is an alcoholic and I know how it can break things up.

I hope things end up alright.

Mrs. McGraw on

That’s too bad…These people just get too far gone…I hope she can pull herself together, if not for her, but for herself.

jokm on

she really needs to get some help… so glad her son made that decision

jokm on

she really needs to get some help… so glad her son made that decision