NFL Star DeSean Jackson Files For Full Custody Of Sons Over Claims His Ex Has ‘Abandoned’ The Children & Was ‘Brainwashed’ By A ‘Cult’
DeSean Jackson is taking legal matters to make his parenting situation permanent.
According to court documents, the NFL star is accusing his ex, influencer Kayla Phillips, of joining a cult and abandoning their young sons. DeSean Jackson is asking the court to grant him sole physical and legal custody of the minors so he can continue to provide them with a “stable, loving, and structured home and environment.”
Reportedly, the family previously lived together for three years in Florida. However, after DeSean Jackson and Kayla Phillips ended things in 2020, he moved back to California. Things were seemingly good between the exes until February of last year when DeSean Jackson went to Florida to bring his sons (5 and 8 years old) to his home for a visit. He says that,
“when it was time for the visit to end, I called [Phillips] to make arrangements for the children’s return and [Phillips] gave me a later date to return the children.”
Jackson claims when the adjusted return date approached his ex asked again for him to keep the boys longer, which ultimately turned into them living with him full-time.
The document reportedly states that Kayla Phillips,
“stopped calling me about the children’s return, so I enrolled the children in school here in Los Angeles and the children have been living with me since.”
The filing alleges that Phillips has only seen the kids twice since they unexpectedly moved in with Jackson as she “has abandoned” them.
Why would a mother (allegedly) decide to walk away from her sons, well according to Jackson it’s because Phillips is being “brainwashed” by the cult she joined. The Philadelphia Eagles player claims that she’s joined an extremist religious group called “The Most High” after getting romantically involved with “a man with cult-like behavior.”
He argues that the mother of his children is “living a carefree life that does not include the children.” She allegedly doesn’t reside in a “stable living environment” but instead lives with her boyfriend in an RV. Jackson also says that she hasn’t contributed to the kids’ “financial nor physical welfare” since he took over as their primary caregiver.
“We don’t know what [Phillips] is capable of since she joined ‘The Most High’ cult which is why we have filed the request For Child Abduction Prevention Orders.”
Reportedly, there’s been no response to the allegations from Phillips thus far.
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