Lita Ford’s first meeting with her two sons in almost ten years was “absolutely horrible”
Lita Ford was recently interviewed on the Veterans In Politics television show on WWDBTV.com to talk about her work as an activist for parental alienation and her efforts to get in touch with her two sons James (who is 21 years old) and Rocco (who is 17 years old).
Ford recently had the opportunity to see her two sons for the first time in almost ten years but she described the meeting as “absolutely horrible” given that she felt that her ex-husband Jim Gillette (ex-Tuff and current Nitro frontman) had turned her sons against her. Ford‘s description of the meeting is as follows (as transcribed by Blabbermouth with slight edits):
“I just contacted them for the first time in almost 10 years… And I was able to serve my ex-husband with papers saying that I want to see my son, my 17-year-old son. Because my older son now, being 21, there really isn’t much I can do. So I was able to go in and see my kids for maybe 10 minutes in a mediation. But my ex-husband had turned them against me so badly that when I went into the mediation, all they did was accuse me of things and get angry at me and point their finger at me. It was horrible — it was absolutely horrible — because he’s still sticking to the same crap stories.”
With respect to the custody arrangement with her ex-husband, Ford stated:
“By the time our divorce was final and everything was said and done, it was such a joke that it didn’t matter what I got on paper. There was no way I was gonna be in those boys’ lives. They were such a mess by the time I left and my ex-husband left that it just didn’t matter. I just needed to walk away from everything and regroup and come back with Plan B. The big problem for me was I couldn’t find them after hiring four or five private investigators and them being out of the country in a Carribbean island. I really didn’t have any United States… The Hague Convention, the Hague treaty was working against me with them being in a Caribbean island. And when they did come back to the United States, it took me nine years to track them down and find out that they were living in Tennessee. If somebody wants to fall below the radar, they can.”
In terms of why she has been denied access to her children, Ford advised: “They said I was not taking the medication that they prescribed for me that was absolutely ridiculous. It was just an excuse. I did everything in my power that they asked me to do. I did everything. They had nothing on me. And my ex-husband was just lying, he was just making up stuff as we went along. It was just insane. And as he made stuff up, there was no proof that I did all these things he said I did. It was just absolutely crazy. Because I really was a great mom. I put everything into being a mom. I stopped my musical career. I focused on nothing but my boys. I homeschooled my boys living on that deserted island. I mean, I spent all day every day with these kids. I had stacks of books. And then we would go fishing and we would cook dinner. We had a great, great relationship. So for them to turn around and say, ‘Mom, you did this and you did that.’ Like, ‘Wait a minute. You guys are dreaming. You guys are being brainwashed by your dad.’ And the attorneys are just feeding off of that.”
You can read the rest of the article at Blabbermouth or listen to the interview with Lita Ford on the Veterans In Politics television show on WWDBTV.com below:
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Back in July 2017, Nitro spoke to Metal Sludge and gave three pieces of advice to Ford including begging for her sons’ forgiveness and advising that being bipolar was nothing to be ashamed of and there were many treatment options available.