divorcing husband wants joint custody of the couple's
5-year-old son and at least $33,000 per month in support,
saying the 37-year-old actress is a bad mother.
In Los Angeles
superior court filings this month, Coleman Laffoon says
Heche has refused to allow their son, Homer, to be enrolled
in a private kindergarten in Southern California and
has said she wants the boy to move to Vancouver,
Canada, where she spends part of the year filming her
ABC-TV show, Men in Trees.
Heche leaves their son with a series of different nannies
or with her assistant in her trailer while filming, Laffoon
toward me has clouded her ability to think rationally
about what is in Homer's best interest,'' said Laffoon, who
asks that Heche be ordered to sign their son's
Heche made some ''very poor'' parenting decisions in
Vancouver, such as failing to provide a car safety seat for
Homer and making lunches he didn't like.
After one visit,
she forgot to return Homer's favorite shoes and ''his
bedtime stuffed animals, which are very important to him and
which caused him extreme distress,'' Laffoon said.
Laffoon and Heche
were married in September 2001. He filed for divorce in
February, citing irreconcilable differences.
disappointing that Coley Laffoon has resorted to filing lies
with the court because Anne would not cave in to his
astronomical monetary demands, including his demand
for $45,000 a month in support,'' Heche's publicist,
Lisa Kasteler, said in a statement Friday. ''For the past
several years, the child's father has refused to get a job
in order to contribute financially to the child's
Laffoon, a former
freelance videographer who made around $6,000 a year,
confirmed that he didn't work during the marriage. The
couple agreed he would be a stay-at-home father
because of his experience as a former nanny and summer
camp counselor, his documents contend.
He estimated that
living expenses for himself and their son, who lives
with him, total $37,399 per month. An accountant hired on
Laffoon's behalf submitted a court paper offering a
guideline of $45,239 for monthly spousal and child