Sophie Turner files suit against estranged husband Joe Jonas

According to Turner's filing, the petition is "a result of the wrongful retention" of their two children and claims Jonas refuses to hand over their passports.
4:44 | 09/22/23

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Transcript for Sophie Turner files suit against estranged husband Joe Jonas
>> Michael: BACK NOW, ACTRESS SOPHIE TURNER SUING HER SOPHIE TURNER SUING HER ESTRANGED HUSBAND JOE JONAS FOR ESTRANGED HUSBAND JOE JONAS FOR ALLEGEDLY REFUSING TO LET HER ALLEGEDLY REFUSING TO LET HER TAKE THEIR TWO CHILDREN TO TAKE THEIR TWO CHILDREN TO ENGLAND. ENGLAND. >> RIGHT NOW THE KIDS ARE WITH >> RIGHT NOW THE KIDS ARE WITH SOPHIE TURNER HERE IN NEW YORK, SOPHIE TURNER HERE IN NEW YORK, BUT SHE'S UNABLE TO LEAVE THE BUT SHE'S UNABLE TO LEAVE THE COUNTRY WITH THEM. COUNTRY WITH THEM. TURNER, NOW FILING LEGAL TURNER, NOW FILING LEGAL CHALLENGES IN THE U.S. AND THE CHALLENGES IN THE U.S. AND THE U.K. SAYING THE FAMILY HAD BEEN U.K. SAYING THE FAMILY HAD BEEN LIVING IN ENGLAND AND THE LIVING IN ENGLAND AND THE CHILDREN SHOULD BE ABLE TO CHILDREN SHOULD BE ABLE TO RETURN HOME. RETURN HOME. >> THIS MORNING, A CUSTODY >> THIS MORNING, A CUSTODY BATTLE HEATING UP. BATTLE HEATING UP. SOPHIE TURNER SUING ESTRANGED SOPHIE TURNER SUING ESTRANGED HUSBAND JOE JONAS, CITING AN HUSBAND JOE JONAS, CITING AN INTERNATIONAL ABDUCTION LAW INTERNATIONAL ABDUCTION LAW BETWEEN THE U.S. AND U.K. BETWEEN THE U.S. AND U.K. CLAIMING THE WRONGFUL RETENTION CLAIMING THE WRONGFUL RETENTION OF THEIR TWO KIDS BEGAN TWO DAYS OF THEIR TWO KIDS BEGAN TWO DAYS AGO ON SEPTEMBER 20TH. AGO ON SEPTEMBER 20TH. THE DAY TURNER SAYS SHE AND THE THE DAY TURNER SAYS SHE AND THE CHILDREN WERE SUPPOSED TO RETURN CHILDREN WERE SUPPOSED TO RETURN TO ENGLAND STATING THE FATHER TO ENGLAND STATING THE FATHER HAS POSSESSION OF THE CHILDREN'S HAS POSSESSION OF THE CHILDREN'S PASSPORTS, HE REFUSES TO RETURN PASSPORTS, HE REFUSES TO RETURN THE PASSPORTS TO THE MOTHER. THE PASSPORTS TO THE MOTHER. >> SHOULD BE ON YOUR KNEES >> SHOULD BE ON YOUR KNEES THANKING ME, BECAUSE OF ME. THANKING ME, BECAUSE OF ME. YOU DIDN'T WIN IT BACK, JOHN YOU DIDN'T WIN IT BACK, JOHN DIDN'T WIN IT BACK, I SUFFERED DIDN'T WIN IT BACK, I SUFFERED THINGS YOU CAN NEVER IMAGINE. THINGS YOU CAN NEVER IMAGINE. >> TURNER STATING THE FAMILY >> TURNER STATING THE FAMILY ENTERED INTO A CONTRACT FOR THE ENTERED INTO A CONTRACT FOR THE SALE OF THEIR MIAMI PROPERTY SALE OF THEIR MIAMI PROPERTY THIS PAST APRIL, MOVING MAKING THIS PAST APRIL, MOVING MAKING ENGLAND THEIR PERMANENT HOME. ENGLAND THEIR PERMANENT HOME. THE LAWSUIT SAYING THE ESTRANGED THE LAWSUIT SAYING THE ESTRANGED COUPLE AGREED THE CHILDREN COUPLE AGREED THE CHILDREN SHOULD TRAVEL WITH JONAS FOR THE SHOULD TRAVEL WITH JONAS FOR THE SUMMER ON HIS NATIONWIDE TOUR, SUMMER ON HIS NATIONWIDE TOUR, WHILE TURNER WAS FILMING A MINI WHILE TURNER WAS FILMING A MINI SERIES, SAYING THAT ARRANGEMENT SERIES, SAYING THAT ARRANGEMENT WAS TEMPORARY. WAS TEMPORARY. >> ALL WE DO KNOW IS THEY ARE >> ALL WE DO KNOW IS THEY ARE GOING TO HAVE A BIG UPHILL GOING TO HAVE A BIG UPHILL BATTLE IN TERMS OF DETERMINING BATTLE IN TERMS OF DETERMINING AND CONVINCING COURTS WHERE THE AND CONVINCING COURTS WHERE THE CHILDREN ACTUALLY WERE CHILDREN ACTUALLY WERE RESIDENTS. RESIDENTS. >> ALL THIS COMING JUST WEEKS >> ALL THIS COMING JUST WEEKS AFTER JONAS SHOCKED THE COUPLE'S AFTER JONAS SHOCKED THE COUPLE'S FANS WHEN HE FILED FOR DIVORCE FANS WHEN HE FILED FOR DIVORCE FOLLOWING FOUR YEARS TOGETHER. FOLLOWING FOUR YEARS TOGETHER. THEIR LOVE STORY BEGINNING IN THEIR LOVE STORY BEGINNING IN 2016. 2016. LATER, ELOPING IN LAS VEGAS, LATER, ELOPING IN LAS VEGAS, WHERE IT WAS LIVESTREAMED FOR WHERE IT WAS LIVESTREAMED FOR MILLIONS OF FANS. MILLIONS OF FANS. TURNER, APPEARING ALONGSIDE IN TURNER, APPEARING ALONGSIDE IN MANY MULTIPLE JONAS' BROTHER MANY MULTIPLE JONAS' BROTHER VIDEOS. VIDEOS. DEMISE OF THE MARRIAGE HAPPENED DEMISE OF THE MARRIAGE HAPPENED SUDDENLY AFTER AN ARGUMENT ON SUDDENLY AFTER AN ARGUMENT ON AUGUST 15TH. AUGUST 15TH. THEN, JONAS FILING EARLIER THIS THEN, JONAS FILING EARLIER THIS MONTH IN FLORIDA SAYING THE MONTH IN FLORIDA SAYING THE MARRIAGE BETWEEN THE PARTIES IS MARRIAGE BETWEEN THE PARTIES IS IRRETRIEVABLY BROKEN. IRRETRIEVABLY BROKEN. STATING TURNER FOUND OUT ABOUT STATING TURNER FOUND OUT ABOUT THE DIVORCE THROUGH THE MEDIA. THE DIVORCE THROUGH THE MEDIA. JONAS' TEAM RELEASING A JONAS' TEAM RELEASING A STATEMENT SAYING HIS WISH IS STATEMENT SAYING HIS WISH IS SOPHIE RECONSIDER HER HARSH SOPHIE RECONSIDER HER HARSH LEGAL POSITION AND MOVE FORWARD LEGAL POSITION AND MOVE FORWARD IN A MORE CONSTRUCTIVE AND IN A MORE CONSTRUCTIVE AND PRIVATE MANNER. PRIVATE MANNER. HIS ONLY CONCERN IS THE HIS ONLY CONCERN IS THE WELL-BEING OF HIS CHILDREN. WELL-BEING OF HIS CHILDREN. >> AND THERE IS A BIG DEBATE >> AND THERE IS A BIG DEBATE WHERE THE FAMILY WAS LIVING WHEN WHERE THE FAMILY WAS LIVING WHEN THIS HAPPENED AND THE COURT THIS HAPPENED AND THE COURT DOCUMENTS, TURNER LAYS OUT THE DOCUMENTS, TURNER LAYS OUT THE PLACES THE FAMILY HAS LIVED AND PLACES THE FAMILY HAS LIVED AND SAID THEY WERE UNDER CONTRACT TO SAID THEY WERE UNDER CONTRACT TO BUY A HOME IN ENGLAND. BUY A HOME IN ENGLAND. GUYS. GUYS. >> Michael: BRING IN ABC NEWS >> Michael: BRING IN ABC NEWS CHIEF LEGAL ANALYST DAN ABRAMS. CHIEF LEGAL ANALYST DAN ABRAMS. SHE'S SAYING JOE JONAS IS SHE'S SAYING JOE JONAS IS VIOLATING INTERNATIONAL LAW. VIOLATING INTERNATIONAL LAW. >> SHE'S SAYING HE'S ABDUCTED >> SHE'S SAYING HE'S ABDUCTED THE KIDS, IT'S NOT A THE KIDS, IT'S NOT A PARTICULARLY STRONG ARGUMENT. PARTICULARLY STRONG ARGUMENT. THEY WERE BORN IN THE UNITED THEY WERE BORN IN THE UNITED STATES, THESE ARE KIDS THAT HAVE STATES, THESE ARE KIDS THAT HAVE RECENTLY BEEN LIVING IN THE RECENTLY BEEN LIVING IN THE UNITED STATES, AND SHE WOULD SAY UNITED STATES, AND SHE WOULD SAY THEY HAVE BEEN LIVING MORE IN THEY HAVE BEEN LIVING MORE IN ENGLAND AND THE HABITUAL ENGLAND AND THE HABITUAL RESIDENCE, WE'LL SEE WHAT RESIDENCE, WE'LL SEE WHAT HAPPENS WITH THAT. HAPPENS WITH THAT. THIS IS A CHILD CUSTODY ISSUE, THIS IS A CHILD CUSTODY ISSUE, NOT INTERNATIONAL INCIDENT AND NOT INTERNATIONAL INCIDENT AND THAT'S WHAT HER LAWSUIT IS THAT'S WHAT HER LAWSUIT IS MAKING IT OUT TO BE, AND THAT'S MAKING IT OUT TO BE, AND THAT'S WHY IT'S NOT GOING TO GO WHY IT'S NOT GOING TO GO ANYWHERE FOR NOW UNTIL THEY MAKE ANYWHERE FOR NOW UNTIL THEY MAKE SOME OF THE BIGGER PICTURE SOME OF THE BIGGER PICTURE DECISIONS HERE. DECISIONS HERE. >> DOES IT MAKE A DIFFERENCE? >> DOES IT MAKE A DIFFERENCE? SHE IS MAKING THE ARGUMENT THEY SHE IS MAKING THE ARGUMENT THEY JUST BOUGHT THE HOME IN ENGLAND, JUST BOUGHT THE HOME IN ENGLAND, PLANNING TO MOVE THE KIDS THERE. PLANNING TO MOVE THE KIDS THERE. DOES THAT CHANGE ANYTHING? DOES THAT CHANGE ANYTHING? >> THINK ABOUT IT. >> THINK ABOUT IT. A COUPLE SAYS OH, WE ARE GOING A COUPLE SAYS OH, WE ARE GOING TO GO HERE WITH OUR KIDS. TO GO HERE WITH OUR KIDS. THEN COUPLE SEPARATES, ONE SAYS THEN COUPLE SEPARATES, ONE SAYS WAIT A SECOND, YOU PROMISED THAT WAIT A SECOND, YOU PROMISED THAT WE WERE GOING TO GO THERE WITH WE WERE GOING TO GO THERE WITH THE KIDS. THE KIDS. THE ANSWER IS, LIFE HAS CHANGED. THE ANSWER IS, LIFE HAS CHANGED. THAT DOESN'T MATTER, THIS IDEA THAT DOESN'T MATTER, THIS IDEA THAT OH, WE HAD TALKED ABOUT IT. THAT OH, WE HAD TALKED ABOUT IT. THE KEY ARGUMENT THAT SHE IS THE KEY ARGUMENT THAT SHE IS MAKING IS WHAT'S CALLED THIS MAKING IS WHAT'S CALLED THIS HABITUAL RESIDENCE. HABITUAL RESIDENCE. BASICALLY SAYING THEY WERE BASICALLY SAYING THEY WERE RESIDENTS OF ENGLAND. RESIDENTS OF ENGLAND. YOU KNOW, THESE ARE VERY SMALL YOU KNOW, THESE ARE VERY SMALL KIDS. KIDS. THAT IS NOT AS POWERFUL AN THAT IS NOT AS POWERFUL AN ARGUMENT IF YOU WERE TALKING ARGUMENT IF YOU WERE TALKING ABOUT A 16-YEAR-OLD AND A ABOUT A 16-YEAR-OLD AND A 14-YEAR-OLD AND YOU WERE TO SAY 14-YEAR-OLD AND YOU WERE TO SAY THEY HAVE BEEN LIVING IN THIS THEY HAVE BEEN LIVING IN THIS ONE PLACE ALL THEIR LIVES, WHEN ONE PLACE ALL THEIR LIVES, WHEN YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT LITTLE YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT LITTLE KIDS LIKE THIS, THAT ARGUMENT IS KIDS LIKE THIS, THAT ARGUMENT IS NOT AS STRONG EITHER. NOT AS STRONG EITHER. >> Michael: HOW DO THEY WORK >> Michael: HOW DO THEY WORK THIS OUT? THIS OUT? >> THEY HAVE TO FIGURE OUT >> THEY HAVE TO FIGURE OUT WHAT'S IN THE BEST INTEREST OF WHAT'S IN THE BEST INTEREST OF THE KIDS, MAYBE DIVIDE TIME, BUT THE KIDS, MAYBE DIVIDE TIME, BUT IN THE END, ONE PARENT IS GOING IN THE END, ONE PARENT IS GOING TO GET MORE TIME THAN THE OTHER TO GET MORE TIME THAN THE OTHER IN TERMS OF WHERE THE KIDS GO TO IN TERMS OF WHERE THE KIDS GO TO SCHOOL, ETC.

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