New RHONJ Househusband Claims Ex-Wife Tried To Have Son Falsely Diagnosed With Autism


There’s more drama with the new cast of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, but this time it’s happening off-camera. RadarOnline is reporting that new Housewife Amber Marchese’s husband James accused his ex-wife of trying to have one of their sons falsely diagnosed with autism during their nasty custody fight. James divorced ex-wife Rebecca Grande in 2004, but went to court in Monmouth, NJ years later in an attempt to gain full custom of their sons.

In the court documents he claims Grande had “a lack of moral and ethical character, which was necessary to raise teenage boys” before going on to list several other reasons why he believed she wasn’t fit to have sole custody.

“The defendant (1) was being evicted for the second time; (2) had tried to have one of their sons falsely diagnosed with autism; (3) failed to provide him with ongoing medical and educational information on the children; (4) tried to have plaintiff put in jail for violating a final restraining order; and (5) had pled guilty to a second-degree felony that would likely result in jail time,” the documents alleged.

The judge denied both motions, finding twice that James presented no proof of changed circumstances that would warrant a change in custody.

James and Amber will both appear on the upcoming season of The Real Housewives of New Jersey.

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