Olivia Wilde accuses Jason Sudeikis of prolonging custody battle to bankrupt her as he's 'far wealthier'

Olivia Wilde accuses Jason Sudeikis of prolonging custody battle to bankrupt her as he's 'far wealthier'
Olivia Wilde separated from Jason Sudeikis in 2020 (Greg Doherty/Getty Images and Rich Fury/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Olivia Wilde has alleged that her former partner, Jason Sudeikis, is deliberately prolonging their custody battle in an attempt to cause her financial hardship. According to court documents presented prior to a now-canceled hearing in Los Angeles, Wilde stated that while Sudeikis has the financial resources to file endless motions and prolong the legal dispute, she does not have the same level of financial stability.

She further claimed that he is being “underhanded” and acting “in bad faith” over the future of their children, Otis and Daisy. Sudeikis filed a motion to stop a California order that ruled the children should live in the state, allowing him to file an appeal in New York. Wilde claims the children have no reason to move, and that “Jason should not be permitted to litigate Olivia into debt,” the Daily Mail reported. 


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'She is aware that he is far wealthier than she is'

Her attorneys claim, "While the details of Jason's finances are presently unknown as he refused to substantively respond to basic discovery, she is aware that he is far wealthier than she is." In her declaration, Olivia claimed to have believed that things were moving towards an amicable situation earlier this year. However, she was later blindsided when she learned of Sudeikis’s legal tactics, which she said were “underhandedness and bad faith”.


Wilde and Sudeikis have been in a custody battle for the past several years due to the fact that Wilde lives in LA and Sudeikis lives in New York City. The duo initially seemed cordial to each other after their split in 2020, putting their children first, but this reportedly turned sour when Wilde met Harry Styles and got into a fight with Shia LaBeouf while producing her directorial debut film, 'Don’t Worry Darling'.

'Whatever he can against the wall'

The situation has been complicated because Sudeikis is filing cases in New York, while Wilde believes that the custody matter has already been settled and should be in Los Angeles. Wilde’s lawyers claim that Sudeikis is throwing “whatever he can against the wall to see what will stick” in his bid to have future hearings held in Brooklyn. She has called for him to stop prolonging the legal battle, and her lawyers argue that Sudeikis should not be allowed to litigate her into debt and then claim that she should be deprived of her right to seek a needs-based fee contribution from him. Sudeikis’s lawyers have not yet commented publicly on the matter.


Bothe of them were seen together in Los Angeles in January, leading some to speculate that they were headed for a recoupling, but this latest legal spat suggests otherwise. The situation has caused major controversy, and Wilde was even served with custody papers while on stage in front of 4,000 industry insiders.

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