It is unfortunate when a marriage goes south and parents begin squabbling over children. In Pilar Sanders’s case, it is very unfortunate since she seems to be the one losing these days.
New York Post’s Page Six is reporting that in a recent hearing, a Dallas judge ruled in favor of NFL Hall of Famer Deion Sanders, revoking the temporary custody that his estranged wife Pilar had been granted for their two sons. The boys were reported to have been living with their father anyway. Pilar was however, able to retain custody of their daughter.
In addition to losing custody of her sons, the judge also decreased Pilar’s child support checks from $10,500 to $5,500 a month. Pilar of course, was not happy with this ruling and like many women who find themselves in ugly custody disputes with rich and famous men, she’s calling it an unfair fight because of Deion’s fame. Pilar’s publicist Kali Bowyer released a statement discussing this matter on behalf of her client:
“Pilar has become a victim of Deion’s celebrity status, which has swayed the courts and blinded justice . . . It has become evident at this point that there is an absolute prejudice against Pilar, and this has become a completely one-sided court circus.” “
The actress and model also openly expressed her feelings regarding the nasty custody battle she has found herself in.
“I am sad that Deion has been able to keep my boys away from me since Oct. 26 — no Halloween, no Thanksgiving — and now he is threatening to keep them away from me for Christmas. . . . He is using our innocent children as a pawn in this ugly, ugly divorce.”
She promises that she will continue to fight for the custody of her children and took to her Twitter page yesterday to express her dissatisfaction with the ruling. “Who protects mother and child?” she tweeted.
We agree that it is generally in the best interest of children to have both parents in their lives. We hope these two can come to an amicable agreement for the sake of their kids.
In this case, do you believe Pilar is a victim of Deion’s fame or is she just upset that the ruling wasn’t in her favor?