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Porn star loses visitation rights battle with ex-husband Jesse James

Jesse A porn star lost a request in an Orange County family court Monday for expanded visitation rights with the 5-year-old daughter she had with ex-husband Jesse James, a reality TV star now married to actress Sandra Bullock.

Court records indicate that adult film star Janine Lindemulder's weekly visitation rights are now limited to daytime hours. Lindemulder asked Commissioner Thomas Schulte to expand the visits to include overnight stays, but he denied the request.

However, he agreed that Lindemulder could keep the child overnight on Christmas Eve, with the stipulation that she be returned to James by noon Christmas Day.

James stars in the weekly Spike TV series, “Jesse James Is a Dead Man,” in which he takes on challenging physical feats. He and Bullock, who is currently starring in “The Blind Side,” were married in 2005 and live in Sunset Beach.

Lindemulder was sentenced to federal prison in 2008 for tax evasion. She now lives in Hollywood and is scheduled to appear for a hearing next week on a possible probation violation stemming from that sentence.

-- Dana Parsons

Editor's note: An earlier version of this post used a different picture, which has since been replaced.

Photo: Jesse James at his garage, July 9, 2009, West Coast Choppers, Long Beach. Credit: Spencer Weiner / Los Angeles Times

 
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who cares.... really?

and this is the picture they use? omg, gimme a break!

how m barrasiing

The editorial photo selection accompanying this story is entirely unwarranted and innappropriate. Of all the thousands of file photos of Jesse James available, some tabloid-journalist of an editor dug up a photo that included Mr. James current spouse (the stepmohter of the child at the center of this custody battle) laughing hysterically. What about this story is funny? What about these events is hysterical to Sandra Bullock?

Great if your TMZ.com or PerezHilton.com; extremely unprofessional for a newspaper - especially the Los Angeles Times. You should aspire to raise the bar of Journalism with each key stroke. If you want to compete with tabloids, then launch a tabloid website. But don't bring down the quality and integrity of the Los Angeles Times.

Take down that photo now.

Assuming the Christmas stay over goes well with the Mother performing maternal duties drug and alcohol free, it would be natural to expect the Courts to gradually expand her natural rights.

This situation is not reflective of the Mother's pornography background but personal issues that interfered with her past maternal performances.

The child is fortunate to have the deeply loving support from her well known father and famous step-mother in addition to a recovering natural Mother.

In this season, we are reminded of too many children for whom no one fights to love and care.

The Courts are the last and worst place to be forced to spend holiday hours arguing child custody, support and/or visitation.

The warmest and best holiday wishes for this child to be happily raised by all involved with support and mutual respect outside and beyond adversarial expressions between parents. This might take a holiday miracle.

Finally a judge that knows right from wrong

A hateful, disgusting decision by a judge that must have devastated the mother of this child.

I'm sure Sandra Bullock and her husband could raise your child better than you too, given their resources and probably very kindly natures. But that still doesn't mean you should lose visitation rights should those two decide they love your child and want custody.

The headline is misleading. She didn't "lose" her visitation rights. She asked for more visitation, and was denied. She still has the same visitation rights as before the request.

Porno star mom denied more visitation,GOOD...this lady morals are all screwed up. I would'nt trust this lady with this kid alone for one minute. GOOD WORK JUDGE!!!!

Isn't she now married to a convicted felon? That should have something to do with the decision, too.

I can't believe they even let her see the kid. It's a really good thing she wasn't allowed to have overnight stays.

Bravo to the editor for changing the photo. I agree with reader "maryann" that the headline is misleading. The mother did NOT lose a visitation rights battle with Jesse James, rather, her request to expand her existing visitation rights was denied (for now) by the Courts. That said, I can live with a misleading headline but that original photo was just wrong. So kudos to the Los Angeles Times for making it right.


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