Grimes challenges Elon Musk for parental rights in court
Elon Musk: The three kids singer Grimes has with billionaire Elon Musk are the subject of a legal petition regarding parental rights.
Court records show Grimes, whose legal name is Claire Boucher, filed a petition to “establish a parental relationship” on Sept. 29.
Grimes, 35, previously accused Mr Musk of blocking access to one of his sons in a now-deleted social media post.
At least 11 of Mr. Musk’s children, 52, were fathered by three different women. The petition’s specifics were not made public when it was filed in San Francisco Superior Court.
Grimes Suing and Mr. Musk were not available for comment on the court action.
Grimes and Musk have three children: X Æ A-1, known as X, born in May 2020, and a daughter known as Exa Dark Sideræl – Y – born in December 2021.
A third child, a boy named Techno Mechanicus or Tau, was born in June last year and was recently revealed in a biography of Mr Musk written by journalist Walter Isaacson.
In a deleted post last month, Grimes – with whom Mr Musk had an on-and-off relationship from 2018 to 2021 – wrote that he had “let me see my son or please answer my lawyer”.
The post was allegedly made in response to an image posted by Mr Isaacson of the twins Mr Musk fathered with tech executive Shivonne Zillis.
“I have not even been allowed to see a photo of these children at this point, even though the situation is completely tearing my family apart,” Grimes wrote in a Sept. 7 post.
On September 10, Grimes apologized for the tweet and expressed her desire to keep “my children out of the public eye” in a following post on X, the website that replaced Twitter.
In total, Mr Musk has at least 11 children, including six with his ex-wife, Canadian author Justine Mack.
In addition, he had two marriages to Westworld actress Tallulah Riley. The couple were married for the first time in 2010, got divorced in 2012, got back together in 2013, and then got divorced in 2016. Two further recent lawsuits have also been filed against the contentious tech tycoon.
On October 2, a California man sued Mr Musk for harassment over a false post – amplified by Musk – that placed him at the site of a far-right protest in Oregon in June. In a post cited by the lawsuit, Mr Musk referred to the encounter as “”probably a false flag situation”.
An unrelated lawsuit filed in Florida the same day came from X Social Media, the company that accused Mr Musk of trademark infringement for Twitter’s new name.