Hollywood has seen some weird stories over the years, but what happened last week was incredibly weird, even by film industry standards. Nothing, it seems, can fully prepare people for the scene and the social media fallout that followed after Olivia Wilde was mysteriously introduced to custody papers on stage at CinemaCon.
Wilde — who shares two children with Jason Sudeikis, to whom she was previously engaged — was taking notes to make a trailer for her upcoming movie, psychological thriller “Don’t Worry, Baby” for theater owners. The conference marked Wilde’s first major industry introduction to the film she directed, which starred Florence Pugh and Harry Styles. Here’s another wrinkle: Styles also happens to be Wilde’s real-life lover, which means nearly everyone involved is a bold name.
“that’s mine?” Wilde asked in confusion when he was a manila envelope Suddenly I gave her up On stage by an unidentified individual, but appears to be a processing server. Addressing the matter on the spot, Wilde did not flinch and continued her show as the first stills of the movie were shown.
Sudeikis said he did not know that his ex-wife would be getting custody papers at CinemaCon.
A source said in a statement to diverse. “Mr. Sudeikis had no prior knowledge of when or where the envelope would have been delivered, as this is only up to the process service company concerned and would not condone improper presentation of it.”
How is it possible that a star on the first list would have no knowledge that the mother of his children would get the papers in the middle of a famous business event? Does this make sense?
“This is highly unlikely. While an attorney is not required to consult with a client before deciding how and when to provide a service, this is routinely done in the field to avoid these types of appearance errors,” says family law specialist David Glass, diverseadding that while Sudeikis was not “possible” to know, it is not “likely”.
Adding to the mystery, CinemaCon does not announce its lineup in advance, nor has Warner Bros. , the studio that distributes the song “Don’t Worry Darling”. This meant that members of the audience were not aware that Wilde would be attending the conference, so the process server could have been given advance information about Wilde’s whereabouts in order to appear at the scheduled time for her presentation. Tickets for CinemaCon, a commercial (not fan) event, are over $1,200. And at that cost, would the process server really have pushed its way into the event, without scanning it first?
“Usually, a family law attorney consults with his client about where and when to find the other party and how the service will be provided to him,” Glass adds.
The legal expert, who also has a Ph.D. in psychology, explains that it is usually the attorney – not the procedure server – who devises the how-to method, and then sends the papers to the process server. “Usually the attorney will provide several ideas of where and when to service, a photo, maybe a description of the vehicle and instruct the valet about the process how you want it,” Glass says. “It is very rare for a process server, on its own, to do the research and figure out how to serve.”
Given that Sudeikis and Wilde are both public figures with wizards on their payroll (who work to avoid these kinds of public mishaps), the expert says it’s unlikely there was any counseling or outreach. “Celebrities have business managers, agents, and in this case, a lawyer,” says Glass. “They are all charged with protecting their customers.”
when i call him diverse, A representative of Sudeikis declined to comment for this story. Wilde’s representative did not respond to comment.
The filing of custody papers is usually done at a time when the children are not around, Glass says, so perhaps when the parent in question is at home, at work or at the gym. But a public place will not be necessary, unless there is a particular reason for making such a statement, or if it is Just A place where you can find an individual.
“It’s a relatively simple process, and this kind of service is generally unwarranted, unless the person has been evading the service for some time, and that’s the only way you can serve him or her,” says Glass.
This does not seem to be the case with Wilde, who has not been in hiding recently. She’s regularly taken by paparazzi, and last month, she was Spotted at Coachella Watch the patterns lead.
Sudeikis says he had no prior knowledge of the situation. But regardless of his consciousness, the story was now rushed into the public domain. This undoubtedly means that he will be brought to the attention of the judge. diverse’The legal expert says this may influence the court’s decision in the custody battle, although many other considerations will also be taken into account.
“One of those factors is the way both parties approach each other and whether each parent supports the other parent in his or her role. This has not been implemented here by the Sudeikis team,” says Glass.
“Unfortunately, since both children are of primary school age, they may hear about this from friends, who have heard about it from their parents or online. It is a bad start for a custody issue where children need to be protected as much as possible,” Glass adds. “Hopefully, the parties will enter into custody mediation, find out how they are going to share their two children and keep the rest of this issue out of the press.”