facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

'Top Chef' host in custody row

Jan. 26, 2011 at 9:21 PM   |   Comments

NEW YORK, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- The father of "Top Chef" host Padma Lakshmi's 11-month-old daughter has filed suit in New York seeking custody of the child.

Adam Dell, the brother of Dell computer founder Michael Dell, filed the suit Tuesday in Manhattan Supreme Court for custody of Krishna Thea Lakshmi, CBS News reported Wednesday.

Under an out-of-court agreement, Dell has visitation rights to see his daughter nine days a month, TMZ.com reported, an agreement in effect until Feb. 20, when Krishna turns 1.

Sources say both Dell, 41, and Lakshmi, 40, had been in discussions regarding a custody arrangement to take effect after their daughter's birthday, but the negotiations recently fell apart, TMZ said.

Adam Dell's lawyer issued a statement saying his client "above all else, wants to have an active and substantial role in the upbringing of his daughter with Padma Lakshmi."

"Unfortunately, Ms. Lakshmi has severely limited his time with their daughter and has refused to negotiate a reasonable co-parenting agreement. Mr. Dell has tried his best to avoid going to court, but Ms. Lakshmi has given him no other choice at this time," attorney Bill Zabel said in the statement.

Dell reportedly is seeking to be named on Krishna's birth certificate and have her take his surname along with Lakshmi's, TMZ said.

Topics: Michael Dell
© 2011 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Kelly Ripa's penthouse sells for $20M Kelly Ripa's penthouse sells for $20M
2
Kourtney Kardashian allegedly 'terrified' that Scott Disick will leave her Kourtney Kardashian allegedly 'terrified' that Scott Disick will leave her
3
Eric 'The Actor' Lynch dies in Sacramento hospital Eric 'The Actor' Lynch dies in Sacramento hospital
4
Goldie Hawn able to see dead people, says Kate Hudson Goldie Hawn able to see dead people, says Kate Hudson
5
Will Smith shares throwback photo for Jada Pinkett's birthday Will Smith shares throwback photo for Jada Pinkett's birthday
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback