Brody Dalle Sentenced To Community Service In Josh Homme Custody Battle

The custody battle currently continuing between Queens Of The Stone Age’s Josh Homme and former wife, The Distillers’ Brody Dalle has seen the Australian performer sentenced to 60 hours of community service.

The lawsuit has stretched back to September, when domestic violence restraining orders were lodged against Homme on behalf of the former couple’s two sons. It was alleged that Homme had been physically and verbally abusive, as well as putting the children in danger due to drink driving.

Now, Dalle has been found guilty of withholding their five year old sone from Homme’s court-mandated custodial time in September. She had been charged with also withholding their 10 year old son as well, however this charge has been dismissed after it was found that the older son had decided to not visit his father on his own.

According to a report from Rolling Stone, the Los Angeles court had sentenced Dalle to 60 hours of community service, as well as a USD $1,000 fine.

“As a mother, I will always put my children first and protect them at all costs,” Dalle said in a statement.

“I truly respect the court’s decision and have already received an overwhelming amount of love and support. I look forward to the opportunity to help those in need.”

In court, both Dalle and Homme presented statements addressing the custody of their children. In response to Dalle alleging that she never withheld their children (“Our children testified to the abuse they have experience at the hands of their father and the reasons why they refused to go and continue to refuse to go,”), the Queens of the Stone Age frontman replied:

“[I am] willing to take responsibility for things that I do…. I’ve suffered a lot of parental alienation in a short period of time,” Homme reportedly said.

“This family is in grave danger and so fractured and ripped apart. All I want to do is see my kids. I want my mother to see her grandkids. I want my father to see his grandkids.”

Since Dalle’s sentencing, neither Dalle or Homme have commented further.

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