LOS ANGELES – Anne Heche wants sole custody of her 5-year-old son, saying her estranged husband is a liar who is trying paint her as a bad mother.
In a Superior Court declaration filed Monday, Heche, 37, said Coleman Laffoon made "heinous false statements" and was not a proper stay-at-home parent.
When their son, Homer, stays with Laffoon in Los Angeles, he sends the boy to preschool or leaves him with nannies and baby sitters while he "plays pingpong, backgammon and poker and views pornography online," Heche stated.
"He holds a poker game at his home every Thursday night and allows Homer to participate," Heche contended.
Heche wants a judge to grant her temporary sole custody of Homer and permit him to attend kindergarten this fall near her home in Vancouver, British Columbia, where she films the TV show "Men in Trees."
A call to Laffoon's attorney, Jon S. Summers, early Thursday was not immediately returned.
In court filings this month, Laffoon claimed Heche left Homer in the care of a procession of nannies in her trailer during visits to Vancouver. He also claimed to be the main caregiver for Homer, while Heche said in her documents that the couple have been alternating time with the boy.
Laffoon and Heche were married Sept. 1, 2001. He filed for divorce Feb. 2, citing irreconcilable differences, and is seeking joint custody and more than $30,000 a month in spousal support.
Heche wants no spousal support awarded.