Grimes Seeks Legal Action Against Musk Over Children's Custody

Amidst personal turmoil, Grimes voices distress on digital platforms

by Nouman Rasool
Grimes Seeks Legal Action Against Musk Over Children's Custody
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Canadian songstress Grimes, legally known as Claire Boucher, recently initiated a legal battle against billionaire tech magnate Elon Musk. The petition, filed in San Francisco Superior Court last week, seeks to establish parental rights over their three children, as detailed in the court docket.

The intricacies of the court documents remain confidential. However, that same day saw the filing of a notice regarding alternative dispute resolution avenues. Attempts to reach representatives for both Musk and Grimes on Tuesday proved futile.

The couple's unique naming choices for their children have frequently made headlines. Their son, X Æ A-12, often referred to as "X", and a daughter, Exa Dark Sideræl Musk, colloquially known as "Y", were born via surrogacy in 2021.

Intriguingly, a biography of Musk by acclaimed author Walter Isaacson unveiled that the couple had welcomed a third child, a son named Techno Mechanicus or "Tau" for short, as the New York Times book review highlighted.

Grimes' Plea on 'X' Platform

Last month, digital publication Jezebel shed light on a comment Grimes made on the platform formerly known as Twitter, now simply referred to as "X" under Musk’s ownership.

Responding to a photograph of Musk's twins with tech executive Shivon Zilis posted by Isaacson, Grimes made a heartfelt plea: "Tell Shivon to unblock me and tell Elon to let me see my son or please respond to my lawyer." Grimes expressed anguish over not being privy to images of the twins, emphasizing the emotional toll it had taken on her familial bonds.

While the mentioned post from Grimes has since vanished from the platform, a subsequent post on September 10 saw Grimes acknowledging her earlier message. "I sincerely regret my emotional response to Walter," she expressed, indicating that her initial reaction stemmed from deep-seated emotions.

"I wasn't given proper updates about the twins earlier, but I have come to terms with what transpired and have chosen to forgive." Grimes further emphasized her desire to redirect the narrative in a more positive direction. Keeping her children shielded from the relentless glare of public scrutiny remains her utmost priority, she stressed.