Brody Dalle pleads not guilty to contempt in custody battle with Josh Homme

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Dale was accused of violating his custody agreement after not releasing his sons into Homme’s care early last month

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Brody Dale has pleaded not guilty to contempt in the ongoing custody battle between Distillers frontwoman and her ex-husband, Queens of Stone Age’s Josh Homme.

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As Rolling stone According to the report, Homme is accusing Dale of violating a similar custody agreement signed in October last year and allegedly “isolating” her from her children by not allowing her to see them. He is seeking to fine Dale and face community service or jail time.

The allegation of contempt stems from an incident on September 3, when Dale allegedly violated the agreement by not releasing the children into Homme’s care as planned.

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A week later, Dale requested a restraining order against Homme on behalf of his two sons. The filing claimed the boys were afraid their father was going to hurt them, as well as allegations of physical and verbal abuse.

A judge denied that request, but a temporary restraining order against Homme was given to the boys’ sister. He reportedly asked at the time to order the induction of his younger brothers, but this too was denied.

The order, which was later extended to November, prohibits Homme from making contact with his daughter, and requires her to keep a distance of at least 100 yards. Meanwhile, Homme was given a 15-minute FaceTime call with his sons every other day.

Homme’s daughter’s initial filing reportedly echoed her brothers’ accusations, including the allegation that Homme “abused her physically and emotionally, thrashed her in the ear, made threats against her mother. [and her boyfriend] and groping the private parts of boys”.

Both Homme and Dale were present during a hearing in a Los Angeles courtroom yesterday (October 13). According to Rolling stone, the judge handling the case indicated that he intended to install monitoring devices in the homes of both the parents to assess the situation. They will be active from tomorrow (October 15), when Homme prepares to resume custody time with his sons.

“It is my intention to order professional monitors in both homes during the parental custody time,” said Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Lawrence Riff. A follow-up hearing has been scheduled for tomorrow morning.

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Dell previously took out a restraining order against Homme after her 2019 divorce, claiming he showed up at her home and beheaded her. Homme later brought out a protection order against Dale, alleging that she would attend the events he was attending in order to violate the order against him.

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