Update: David Hasselhoff awarded full custody of daughters
Update: David Hasselhoff has been awarded full custody of his two teenage daughters, according to his attorney Melvin S. Goldsman. Goldsman says Superior Court Judge Mark Juhas granted David’s ex-wife, Pamela Bach visitation rights for alternate weekends and Wednesday nights (for dinner), saying,
If, down the road, the kids are comfortable seeing her more, Mr. Hasselhoff has said he will let his children see their mother as often as they want to.
This decision seemed to be a shock for Pamela, who did not comment, but was seen crying in the hallway of the courthouse. David was obviously thrilled telling reporters it was "a beautiful day to go to the beach," and,
The judge said today, ‘Enough – enough is enough, these children have been through enough.’
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Originally posted on May 21st: People is reporting that David Hasselhoff has regained his visitation rights and will again share custody with his ex-wife Pamela Bach. The only comment the navy pinstripe-suit-wearing actor gave was,
It went well today, and the truth was told.
Pamela’s lawyer, Debra Opri, says she was given a gag order by the court and would only say,
Orginally posted on May 16: Actor David Hasselhoff recently (temporarily) lost any access to his two teenage daughters with his ex-wife Pamela Bach, after a judge was shown a video of him in a drunken state filmed entirely by his oldest daughter, 17-year-old Taylor Ann. David and Pamela have been involved in a continuous bitter custody battle over their two girls, which includes their youngest daughter, 14-year-old Hayley, since they split in 2006. As Pamela’s lawyer Debra Opri says,
What we saw on the tape was a tragedy. This man is going to kill himself, and we don’t want his children around when his does.
The publicly released video has now thrown the ball into Pamela’s court, exemplifying the erratic behavior she has been accusing David of having due to his drinking problem. An insider says Pamela had told officials that ‘he assaulted her and the kids when he was drunk, and that the kids have been so terrified they’ve called the police.’ Now that Pamela no longer has to prove to anyone just how outrageous David’s behavior can become, the insider says she is completely focused on her daughter mental and physical well-being.
She’s now worried sick for her girls. She doesn’t want them to have to waste years of their young lives covering up for their father’s drunkenness.
Pamela herself told In Touch,
For the sake of our daughters, I hope this will finally force him to address his problem and get some help he desperately needs.
Pamela’s lawyer says her client is content with court’s decision and hopes to reunite her daughters with their father eventually, but only after he seeks help for his problems.
We’re very happy with the judge’s orders and we want to reconcile Mr. Hasselhoff to his problems before he hurts his daughters.
The family will reunite in court again on May 21 for a follow-up court hearing to establish long-term custody plans.
Source: In Touch, May 21, pg. 28-29
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