Nick Cassavetes’ estranged wife was arrested Thursday, and she says “The Notebook” director is to blame amid a tumultuous custody battle over their daughter.
Heather Wahlquist was arrested on a warrant in Ohio stemming from a speeding ticket from 2012 that she never paid, according to The Blast. She was reportedly booked into the Cleveland County Jail and released the next day after her father paid the ticket.
In a Facebook post, Wahlquist lashed out at her ex, claiming that he was behind her bust.
“Nick somehow had me thrown in jail for at ticket in town in 2012 that I’VE NEVER BEEN To! 2 Hours from my family home,” she wrote Friday.
The couple split in 2012, and share a teenage daughter.
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The jail drama is just the latest for the couple, whose personal life was dragged into the headlines when Cassavetes claimed Wahlquist was on the lam with their 13-year-old daughter Barbie.
“Heather Wahlquist is on the run, refusing to let me see Barbie, ignoring mandatory court appearances, and evading law enforcement,” Cassavetes told TMZ on Christmas Day, adding that he believed the teen’s grandmother and great aunt were helping Wahlquist keep her hidden.
Cassavetes was reportedly set to have custody of Barbie from Dec. 18 to Jan. 8, but Wahlquist never showed.
She claimed on Facebook that she was keeping the teen away from her father for her own good, as Cassavetes was an inattentive guardian and struggled with gambling and substance abuse.
Both Cassavetes and Wahlquist filed emergency custody petitions Friday, and the director was deemed the parent with “current lawful custody,” according to TMZ.
The couple split in 2012. Wahlquist had a small part in “The Notebook” as Sara Tuffington, the best friend of Rachel McAdams’ character Allie, and also had bit parts in her husband’s films “My Sister’s Keeper” and “Alpha Dog.”
Source: Ny Daily News