Canadian musician and artist, Grimes, has taken legal action against Tesla CEO Elon Musk in an ongoing dispute over custody of their children. The news broke after her public plea to Musk on social media, requesting him to allow her to see their son.
Grimes has filed a “petition to establish parental relationship,” aiming to secure custody rights and child support.
A Desperate Plea
Grimes, who was never officially married to Musk, filed the petition last Friday seeking to establish a formal parental relationship. This move comes after her recent tweet, in which she implored Musk to let her see their son or respond to her lawyer’s communications.
The Youngest Son in Question
The child in question is their youngest son, Tau, who was born last year. The couple has not publicly announced the birth, but it was revealed by Walter Isaacson, the biographer of Elon Musk, in his book. The child’s full name is Techno Mechanicus, but they affectionately refer to him as Tau.
If no findings indicate Grimes as an unfit parent, it is highly likely that she will be granted some level of custodial rights. Typically, in such cases, judges tend to award joint custody, although the split need not be a perfect 50/50 division. The court has the authority to create a custody schedule that caters to the best interests of the child, even if it means an uneven distribution of custodial responsibilities.
Grimes’ petition seeks to establish her parental rights, determine custody arrangements, and secure child support from Musk. It remains to be seen how Elon Musk will respond to this legal action from Grimes.