September 01, 2008
Alienation, slander, sabotage " ugly extremes ex-spouses go to when fighting for the custody of their children. Melissa and John accuse each other of crossing the line in their vicious tug-of-war over their innocent children.
Melissa claims her ex-husband, John, is a danger to their 6-year-old daughter and 8-year-old son. She says he leaves guns and knives within their reach and has locked the children outside in the dark. John says Melissa is "the biggest bitch in the world," and is demanding full custody.
Terrified for Her Grandchildren
Melissa's mother, Janet, says her ex-son-in-law is so dangerous that she fears he could snap at any moment. She says her biggest regret is that she didn't stop her daughter from marrying John.
Heavy Hitters Weigh In
Attorney Gloria Allred, advocate of family rights and known for her work on high-profile cases, and Mel Feit, the director of The National Center for Men, join the discussion.