Zoe McLellan: Arrest warrant out for NCIS star after she allegedly abducted 8-yr-old son
Zoe McLellan's ex-husband Jean-Pierre Gillain, 51, has alleged that she vanished with their eight-year-old son Sebastian back in April 2019
Former NCIS cast member Zoe McLellan reportedly has an active arrest warrant out in her name for allegedly kidnapping her son. McLellan's ex-husband Jean-Pierre Gillain, 51, has alleged that she vanished with their eight-year-old son Sebastian back in April 2019 and he has neither seen nor heard from them ever since.
However, it's worth noting that Gillain was booked into a Louisiana prison in January 2020 for "first-degree rape and aggravated crime against nature charges". At the time, McLellan had alleged that the victim was none other than their son.
An active arrest warrant for kidnapping was issued in May, as per court records obtained by TMZ. Speaking to the publication, Gillain's attorney Lawrence Markey said the child has been missing for nearly two years and is believed to be with his mother somewhere near New Orleans. While the LA County Sheriff's Office has no record of an arrest, the actress reportedly has outstanding charges of "kidnapping, child custody deprivation, and child stealing" against her over an issue between the spouses that occurred as they warred over custody of Sebastian in 2017, TMZ reported.
According to The Blast, McLellan was cleared of previous kidnapping accusations in 2018, when a judge ruled that her moving to Canada with her son did not constitute child abduction. Gillain had accused McLellan of kidnapping their son after she moved him to Toronto without permission from her ex-husband. Her decision to move came after she landed a role in the TV drama 'Designated Survivor'. At the time, the judge reportedly recognized that the move was a "result of mother’s work in a field in which it was known to both parties she may need to work outside of Los Angeles".
As reported by The Blast, the judge said Sebastian is "more emotionally secure with mother than with father". The actress had previously resided in Louisiana, where she worked on 'NCIS: New Orleans'. Gillain took to Instagram in December 2020 and shared a "wanted" poster that read, "Please share and reach out if you know anything about where this person is! She's abducted my son."
The case only became murkier the following month, when Gillain was extradited from California and booked into the Parish Prison in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, on "first-degree rape and aggravated crime against nature charges," per records obtained by WDSU.
At the time, McLellan had alleged that the victim of the abuse was their own son. She said Sebastian had described to her in detail the alleged abuse, which occurred sometime between 2014 and 2016. "There's no script I've ever read that's been as awful as this," McLellan told WDSU. "However, I always tell my son that we are warriors, not worriers, and we are fighting for him and that I will be able to keep him safe."
"There are other victims," she alleged, adding she was "hopeful that they will step forward, that they will have the courage to step forward because there are other victims." McLellan and Gillain were married from 2012 to 2016, according to The Sun.