Corey Simms was awarded primary custody of his twin girls, Ali and Aleeah, last month, and this month, he is reported suing his ex-wife, Teen Mom 2 star Leah Messer, for draining his daughters’ trust funds of at least $20,000.
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“[Corey Simms] is taking Leah to court. He is furious that she took that money,” an MTV source told In Touch Weekly on November 11. “That was the girls’ money — not Leah’s. [Corey Simms]’s going to do whatever he can to make sure it’s put back.”
According to the report, which was also shared by Starcasm, Corey Simms believes Messer took over $10,000 out of their daughter Ali’s account, and “at least” $10,000 more from that of Aleeah.
“She has made a lot of bad financial decisions,” the show source said of Corey Simms’ first wife, who reportedly has a penchant for expensive items, including iPads and iPhones (her second husband, Jeremy Calvert, spoke of her excessive spending habits during Teen Mom 2 season six).
“[Corey Simms] adores those kids, and you better believe that he’s going to make sure that Leah doesn’t do anything to jeopardize their future.”
Accusations claiming Messer had drained her daughters’ trust funds first surfaced last year, around the same time she was accused of cheating on Calvert. According to Starcasm, a source claimed Messer “totally drained” Ali’s trust fund, which was supposed to cover the medical costs she’s built up due to her muscular dystrophy. However, a short while after the report surfaced, Corey Simms’ ex-wife denied having drained the account, claiming she simply moved the money without Corey Simms knowing.
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In response to the report, Messer explained, “I would be ashamed of myself, especially the article [about] me taking money from my children… The funny thing about it is… The money that was given to my kids is not in the account they’re saying it was ‘stolen’ from… Have you ever heard of CDs at a bank?”
Messer did not address why she had moved the money, nor did she explain why Corey Simms wasn’t aware of the financial decisions she was making for their ailing daughter.
Corey Simms filed for full custody of Ali and Aleeah in 2014 after deeming her an “unfit parent.” At the time, Messer was continuously accused of being addicted to drugs and abusing her prescription pain pills, which she had been prescribed in 2013 after the painful birth of her now-two-year-old daughter, Adalynn.
During Teen Mom 2 season six, Messer was seen admitting that she had begun to feel as if she was becoming dependent on the pills, but Leah claimed she stopped taking them at that point. During a different scene, Messer was seen claiming to be taking pain pills for intense headaches. Then, later in the year, Messer entered a treatment center in Arizona, where she claimed to be addressing issues of anxiety and depression.
Months after Teen Mom 2 season six finished production, Corey Simms and Messer were in court, where a judge determined he was better able to be a full-time parent to his children Monday through Friday, while Messer was given access to the girls only on weekends. As In Touch Weekly revealed, a judge in their case noted Messer’s inability to transport their children to school on time as a leading factor in his decision.
Corey Simms’ lawsuit against Messer will reportedly be heard by a judge in the coming weeks. However, the court date, which has allegedly been set, has not been released.
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