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LINKIN PARK - Frontman In Custody Dispute With Estranged Wife
LINKIN PARK frontman Chester Bennington and his wife Samantha are splitting
up, according to Celebrity Justice.
In court papers obtained by Celebrity Justice, Samantha cites the usual
"irreconcilable differences" between the once powerfully close couple. The
papers also reveal that there are issues over the custody of their three-year-old
Chester accuses his estranged wife of trying to punish him by thwarting
his visitation rights, stating, "I have every ability to care and nurture
Sources tell Celebrity Justice that custody has not yet been resolved, but
in the meantime, the couple has agreed not to make any defamatory remarks
about each other in front of their child.
And then there's this rare agreement regarding any future bed partners:
the documents state that neither party shall have Draven sleep in his or
her bed while another adult is in bed with them. The non-party adult shall
sleep outside of the room where the child is sleeping.
The couple married in 1996, when Bennington was 20. He once said marrying
Samantha was the most poignant moment of his life, and credited her with
pulling him out of an abyss of emotional torture he suffered as a victim
of child sexual abuse, and later cocaine addiction.
(Thanks: Graham Driscoll / Digital Noise Network)