Leah Messer certainly has her ducks in a row, and thank goodness — because she now has the proof to possibly get custody of her 5-year-old daughters back. According to OK! Magazine, Messer took time-stamped photos that prove she did not habitually drop her daughters off late to school, contrary to their attendance records.
Earlier this fall, Leah lost primary custody of her two daughters after school attendance records revealed Messer dropped the girls off late nearly every day. But Messer, one step ahead, took time-stamped photos to prove she only dropped them off late once, Us Weekly reports that because she knew the records were wrong, Leah scheduled an October 19 meeting with school authorities.
Because she took the photos, Messer might regain custody of her children, who she shares with ex-husband Corey Simms, and she has already filed for a new custody hearing. Leah said she believes her ex asked the school to falsify records, reports OK! Magazine, and Messer did not take the incident lying down.
She called the school to the mat over the incorrect records, and the school subsequently admitted the attendance records were wrong.
“I talked to the superintendent,” Messer told Us Weekly last October, adding that she is “sending them the [time-stamped] pictures I took to prove the girls were not tardy.” At the time, Leah insisted the school is “going to take [the tardy days] off.”
Radar Online reports that a source close to Messer revealed that “Leah had all kinds of proof to shut them down.” The source also said that Leah is blaming her ex-husband and his wife, Miranda, for “persuading a school employee to mark them tardy.” According to Radar Online, Simms has friends on the faculty at the school who had the ability to alter the records.
The source confessed that Leah Messer “has a good chance of bringing this to the court,” and Leah reportedly has already asked for another hearing. Leah “could get her daughters back.”
Losing her daughters “was like a slap in the face,” Messer admitted to Us after learning her ex-husband, who allegedly lied, would get primary custody of her daughters.
“It hurt me. It made me angry,” she stated.
As for her daughters’ welfare, Leah feels “like they should have both of us in their lives,” and “[a]t the end of the day, my kids are going to be happy.” Messer insists that she does not “care what I have to do to make them happy.”
After losing custody of her daughters, rumors swirled that Messer was “suicidal,” according to Us Weekly, and Leah has had a difficult year, spending a month in rehab for anxiety, depression, and substance abuse issues, reports Radar. Messer was even caught on camera falling asleep and slurring her speech.
According to Leah, however, she has never been suicidal, and the “[a]rticles that are sent to me are unbelievable!” Messer tweeted. Leah affirmed that she is “far from being suicidal because my girls need me happy and healthy! #craziness.”
Us reports that last June, Leah entered and completed a 30-day treatment program for depression and anxiety, claiming her downward spiral was spurred on by a “prescription pill problem.”
But Messer, who has another 2-year-old daughter in addition to her twin girls, insists she has never abused drugs, confessing that she has had to “take drug tests, and not just a regular pee drug test.”
But now that she can prove that her daughters were not habitually late to school, Leah Messer might get custody back. When it comes to the girls’ father and his wife, however, Messer is still confused.
Leah confessed to Us, “You would think that a father would want the best for his children, not to continue to attack their mother for no reason.”
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