TMZ reports that Rosie O’Donnell’s estranged wife, Michelle Rounds, is set to demand that O’Donnell submit to random drug and alcohol testing to maintain their joint custody agreement. Rounds alleges that O’Donnell is not fit to have custody of their daughter, Dakota, even part of the time, because she abuses marijuana and alcohol.
TMZ’s theory is that if Rounds’ attorney is able to successfully order O’Donnell to submit to random drug testing, the tests will prove that O’Donnell is at least a habitual marijuana user. If the tests prove that Rounds’ allegations are true, then she and her attorney can ask for an emergency order, giving her sole custody of Dakota.
As previously reported by the Inquisitr, O’Donnell’s ex-wife, Michelle Rounds, has likened the process of divorcing O’Donnell to a biblical battle between David and Goliath.
“Divorce is really hard, but imagine going through a divorce with a celebrity, someone who is very very powerful. Someone who has all the media and the publicists, and all that behind them. I’m just, I’m just a normal person. David vs. Goliath, I don’t know. I don’t understand it.”
Rounds insists that she isn’t afraid of O’Donnell any longer and is fully committed to doing what’s best for Dakota, which in her mind means getting her away from Rosie O’Donnell as soon as possible.
Rounds has spoken very openly about her divorce from Rosie O’Donnell, but it seems she hasn’t enjoyed all of the media attention. According to People Magazine, Rounds is eager to return to New York and resume a “normal life.”
“Twisting my words or being attacked by paparazzi. I am not used to this. I’ve said all I am going to say and be the better woman for my family.”
Meanwhile, Rosie O’Donnell initially said that Rounds is only after money but has since refused to comment. That doesn’t mean she’s been completely silent. O’Donnell has continued making posts to her Instagram account that show 2-year-old Dakota with her older siblings and with O’Donnell. One particularly heartwarming photo shows O’Donnell’s oldest child, 20-year-old Parker, holding Dakota when she was still an infant. It may be worth noting that in all of the photographs and videos, Dakota seems to be a happy toddler. The posts are important because Rounds also claims that O’Donnell is a very distant parent and prefers to let nannies handle the day-to-day care of the children.
There’s no official word yet on when a judge will decide the custody issue or whether or not O’Donnell must submit to drug testing.
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