- Sophie Turner has filed a lawsuit in a Manhattan court alleging that Joe Jonas has wrongfully retained the couple’s two young daughters in New York City since Sept. 20.
- The court documents seek to secure the immediate return of the children to their habitual residence in England.
- Turner is asking the court to order Jonas to turn over the children’s passports, return the children to England, and pay her legal fees.
A legal battle is brewing between former couple Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas. Turner, 27, has filed a lawsuit in a Manhattan court Thursday, alleging that Jonas, 31, has wrongfully retained the couple’s two young daughters in New York City since Sept. 20.
The court documents, filed in the Southern District of New York, said the couple’s children, born in 2020 and 2022, have been wrongfully retained in New York City from “their habitual residence” in England. The filing seeks to secure “the immediate return of children wrongfully removed or wrongfully retained,” per the documents obtained by Page Six.
The petition comes weeks after Jonas, who tied the knot with Turner in 2019, filed for divorce from the “Game of Thrones” star. The couple moved into a rental on a long-term basis in May and entered the United States on a B-2 tourist visa.
Turner is asking the court to order Jonas to turn over the children’s passports and to return the children to England. She is also seeking an order of protection for the children and for Jonas to pay her legal fees.
The lawsuit is the latest development in the couple’s contentious divorce proceedings. It is unclear when the court will hear the case or when a ruling will be made.