Vanessa Marcil was a star on General Hospital and beloved by many. Sadly, it’s been too long since we last saw the actress. It’s also sad to hear news that her ex-husband has basically disowned her son she had with him. In a long and emotionally charged Instagram post, the actress wrote:
“As usual I can’t wait to see @lisalingstagram show on custody cases. 12 years ago I was served legal papers and then spent 8 years+ defending myself and my son in custody court in response to his father & his stepmother trying to get full custody(that means I would have seen my son four days a month) and then asking me to pay them child support.” She went on further to note, “They lost that case & a civil case asking me for 200,000. I never spoke publicly in order to protect my then young son from paparazzi that used to follow him & terrify him. I had also never asked for child support of any kind and had never tried to take time away from Kass’ dad seeing him. Ever. In the end they lost all of these court cases. The judge called them all “Frivolous” They always had 50% custody and still did when court ended as I had and have NEVER asked for full custody. Then, 5 years ago on their own they decided to completely cut Kass out of their lives and his younger brothers’ lives. Kass has never met his youngest brother and is not allowed to know where his bio father, stepmother and three younger brothers live. Custody cases hurt the children only and the truth shall set us all free. Put the kids first you guys. There shouldn’t be a “more important parent” kids love both parents equally no matter what either parent’s struggles may be. Kass has been truly heartbroken since being cut out of his other families lives with NO explanation. Let’s do better for our kids. Let’s share our stories. #Buddhakids“.
That’s a heavy post to digest and unusual by Instagram standards, which is generally a lightweight platform. We hope that things will resolve themselves and get better for her and her son. It’s true, that kids can suffer needlessly when you add legal battles, paparazzi, and so on to an equation that’s already difficult to solve. We wish Vanessa and her son Kassiah all the best and do hope they’re able to find an amicable resolve to this unfortunate situation.