Melbourne (ANI): Australian actor George Lazenby is planning to expose his estranged wife Pam Shriver through a video, in which he alleges she can be seen encouraging their young son to sip beer. The former James Bond star is to submit the home video, taken on a holiday in Australia, to a Los Angeles court on August 26. This is the latest move in the ongoing custody battle between the two for their three children—George Jr., four, and two-year-old twins, Samuel and Kaitlin.
"I think Pam needs to come clean as the video speaks for itself and that is evidence that a person cannot deny," News.com.au quoted Lazenby's longtime friend and spokesman Michael Sands as saying.
The mud slinging had allegedly been started by former professional tennis player Shriver, 46, when she first said in court that Lazenby had offered their children beer and ice from scotch glasses. The five-time Wimbledon doubles champion further accused Lazenby of not being able to manage his anger, saying he had been violent with her and Samuel, and had made anti-Semitic remarks toward Israeli government officials at an LA restaurant.
LA Superior Court commissioner Alan Rubin had earlier this month granted Shriver temporary custody of the children, and slapped a temporary restraining order on Lazenby. Lazenby, who played the iconic James Bond in the 1967 film On Her Majesty's Secret Service, will ask for the restraining order to be dropped at the hearing on August 26. The 68-year-old actor will also argue for equal custody of the children.
The homemade video had been taken about a year-and-a-half ago, when Shriver was visiting Lazenby's family in his hometown of Queanbeyan in country NSW, when he was away in Sydney. "You can hear and see Pam acknowledging it was OK for George Jr, then aged two-and-a-half, to take sips of beer," Sands added.
Shriver's lawyers have declined to comment on the matter.