As previously reported, Shannon, 53, has asked the courts to give her full custody of the kids with visitation for David, as well as order him to pay her spousal and child support.
David just filed his response this week and he is accusing Shannon of committing perjury, alienating his kids from him, and mentions “excess drinking” as a reason he should get more time with his children.
First, David is asking for 50-50 split custody of their three daughters: 15-year-old Sophie and 12-year-old twins Stella and Adeline, as he accuses Shannon of turning their kids against him.
“Since separation, the children, on several occasions have refused to talk or see me,” says David in court documents according to PEOPLE. “This behavior has been tolerated in Shannon’s home and is not in the best interests of the children. I have requested they spend nights with me however they have expressed concerns for their mother in this event.”
He adds that “Shannon is not fostering or encouraging a healthy father child relationship.”
David, 53, also seems to be implying the kids might be better off with him due to “excess drinking.”
“Shannon’s employment encourages excess drinking and extended travel to which Shannon has chosen not to inform me and make accommodations for the kids to stay with me while she is away,” stated David.
He is asking the courts to deny Shannon’s request for spousal support and to order her to pay her own legal fees. Shannon had asked the courts to order David to pay $25,000 in her attorney fees.
David also accuses Shannon of perjury when it comes to his income. If you recall, Shannon had previously accused David of lying about his income, stating he earns an astonishing $179,000 a month! David is however insisting he earns much less.
“She again perjured herself stating I earned ‘five times’ the amount she earns. In fact, my salary is $5,000 per week, $262,000 per year and I take distributions averaging approximately $175,000 per year. My ‘take-home’ pay is thus less than what Shannon makes,” David states in the documents.
David alleges Shannon is the one who isn’t being honest about her salary, claiming she earns closer to $600,000 a year rather than the $430,000 a year she reported as her salary in the income expense report that she filed with the court.
David wants the court to consider Shannon’s current and future income because of his “participation and funding of her reality TV career.” He states that her “current popularity is a direct result of my participation in that show.”
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