Friday, July 2, 2010

Jude Law Asks Court to Disallow Ex-Wife's Memoir

I know I've touched upon this more than once, but celebs love writing their memoirs. But, for the first time since this blog's inception, there's a celeb trying to stop a memoir from publishing.

Richard Kay of the UK's Daily Mail reported today that actor Jude Law (who was AWESOME in Hamlet on Broadway, btw) is trying to get an injunction to stop the publication of his ex-wife Sadie Frost's memoir:

Their life has often resembled a kitchen-sink drama, but the relationship between Jude Law and Sadie Frost has reached a new low.

For I can reveal the actor finally lost patience with his ex-wife over her plans to write her memoirs — and has begun court proceedings to halt her divulging the secrets of their turbulent marriage.

‘Jude is trying to injunct her to stop the book,’ I am told.

The memoir, which she is writing herself, is called Crazy Days. It is due to be published in October, and is said to be well advanced.

‘She’s poured her heart into this and is upset and hurt by what Jude has done,’ a friend of the actress-turned-designer tells me. ‘She thought they were getting on very well — and suddenly he’s serving a 100-page writ.

‘It’s ironic, because he had been at her house earlier in the day and they discussed the book, which is going to be very honest. She knows he has reservations, but she’s let him read bits of it. She’s astonished he’s taken this step.’

It is understood Law, who is expected to marry actress Sienna Miller this summer, is concerned revelations about their ­turbulent marriage could upset the couple’s three children, Rafferty, 14, Iris, ten, and Rudy, eight.

He also does not want pictures of the children, whose privacy he fiercely protects, appearing.

The book is expected to lift the lid on Sadie’s colourful life in North London, where she became queen bee of the louche, so-called ‘Primrose Hill posse’.

It spans her childhood, acting career and entry into the fashion world — as well as her marriage and break-up with Law.

Friends of Sadie insist the book is about her story, not about her ex-husband's, or that of close friends like Kate Moss.

Law, 37, and Frost, 44, wed in 1997 and divorced in 2003. The Alfie star then took up with Sienna, but they split up in 2005 after his affair with their nanny, Daisy Wright.

Read more HERE

I must say that I commend Jude for being so protective of his children. And while I firmly believe that truth always comes out, whether it happen now or later, I agree that the public forum is not the place to let that truth unfold. It's not a place you should air your dirty laundry, no matter how famous you are. If it's avoidable, avoid it. Sit your kids down and tell them what they need to know and deal with the rest yourselves. If when the kids are grown, you decide you must write a tell-all about it, then no one's stopping you, but while your kids are kids, don't cause them more trauma than you already have.

Of course, even with that said, I am curious as to whether there is also a selfish motive in Jude's request for injunction as well. It's already well-known that he had an affair with now-fiance Sienna Miller, but what else is Jude hiding? Frankly, despite its curious nature, it's still none of our business. That's between Jude, Sadie, their kids, and the courts.

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