Brian Dunkleman Accused Of Abuse By Estranged Wife Kalea
Brian Dunkleman is back in the news for the wrong reasons. In new court documents filed by Dunkleman’s estranged wife, Kalea, she revealed that he is abusive to their three-year-old son, Jackson. The former couple is embroiled in a nasty court battle after Brian Dunkleman fled with the child to New York and was granted temporary physical custody.
Former American Idol co-host and comedian Brian Dunkleman is being called an abuser by his estranged wife, Kalea Dunkleman. Kalea and Brian are engaged in a brutal custody battle over their three-year-old son, Jackson.
The soon-to-be former Mrs. Dunkleman filed documents in a New York court asking a judge to order Dunkleman to bring back their son immediately to California – where the family lived together before the bitter and public separation.
After the former couple had ended their relationship, Mr. Dunkleman fled to his home state of New York with his son, where he was granted temporary physical custody pending a custody hearing. In the court documents, Kalea Dunkleman made some explosive allegations.
Mrs. Dunkleman confessed that the TV personality has physically and emotionally abused both she and her child. The filing read:
“He has picked me up by the shoulders and thrown me into a couch while Jackson watched. He has screamed at me, fist raised within an inch of my face, saying that he hates me; he has grabbed my arm, whipped me around and thrown me against a wall causing large bruises to my leg.”
“Brian has locked me out of our house while Jackson looked at me through our back door, screaming for me, and done nothing. He has refused to let me go into the house and use the restroom, forcing me to urinate in the ivy in our backyard, smirking while I did so.”
Hold on there is more:
“He called me a ‘c***,’ ‘an abomination,’ and ‘a useless b***h.”
During the separation, Mr. Dunkleman made an extensive list of allegations against Mrs. Dunkleman. He stated that she is an alcoholic, who is “so out of control she poses a danger to himself and our son. She has drunkenly punched me in the face and is now involved with a cartel drug dealer she met in rehab.”
Kalea Dunkleman replied by saying that while she was diagnosed with alcoholism, she is now sober. She explained in the legal papers that she turned to alcohol because she was depressed. The documents stated:
“…the disease took hold when I was overwhelmed juggling life as a new mother with working full time. Financial issues forced me to return to her career as a publicist when my baby was just seven weeks old. Though I didn’t recognize it at the time… I began to self-medicate my anxiety and stress with alcohol.”
Brian Dunkleman has been very open about his battle with depression after being forced to leave American Idol after one season and watch from his living room former co-host, Ryan Seacrest, become a multimillionaire and the show flourish into a monster hit.
In the documents, Kalea is asking for a joint custody agreement, with May 20 set as the deadline for a response from her ex-lover.