Naveen Andrews' custody victory
- Bang Showbiz
- 8 January 2009
'Lost' actor Naveen Andrews has been awarded custody of his three-year-old son, despite his current girlfriend Barbara Hershey being accused of practicing witchcraft
'Lost' star Naveen Andrews has been awarded custody of his son.
The British actor was granted physical and legal custody of his three-year-old son Naveen Joshua yesterday (07.01.09) despite the boy's mother Elena Eustache accusing Naveen's girlfriend Barbara Hershey of practicing witchcraft and poisoning her son.
The 39-year-old actor had shared joint custody with Elena, but a judge in the Los Angeles County Superior Court changed the custody order in favour of Naveen after Elena allegedly took the boy out of Los Angeles without permission.
Naveen's lawyer Laura Wasser asked the judge to order Elena to undergo psychiatric testing.
After the hearing, Elena - who sat crying on the courthouse steps - said: "I can't believe celebrities and their money. They always get what they want."
Under the new ruling the toddler can travel to Hawaii - where 'Lost' is filmed - providing he is accompanied by his father or actress Barbara, 60.
The full hearing is due to take place next month.