Everything Joe Jonas is denying as he releases explosive statement to ex Sophie Turner
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Joe Jonas has hit back at some of Sophie Turner's claims amid news of him filing for divorce and her suing him.
Joe Jonas filed for divorce from Sophie Turner earlier this month after four years of marriage.
Turner later filed a petition in a New York City court (Thursday, 21 September) alleging the pair's children are being 'wrongfully detained' from returning to their 'home' in England.
Jonas has since hit back at Turner's claims in a statement shared by his representative.
Court documents filed by Turner - and obtained by Page Six - allege the Games of Thrones actor 'found out through the media that [Jonas] filed for divorce'.
However, a spokesperson for Jonas has refuted the claims, telling LADbible Turner 'was aware that Joe was going to file for divorce'.
"After multiple conversations with Sophie, Joe initiated divorce proceedings in Florida, as Florida is the appropriate jurisdiction for the case. Sophie was aware that Joe was going to file for divorce. The Florida Court has already entered an order that restricts both parents from relocating the children.
"Sophie was served with this order on September 6, 2023, more than two weeks ago," the representative said.
Jonas also defended himself against the accusations he is 'wrongfully retain[ing]' the pair's two children.
Turner alleges she and Jonas agreed in Christmas 2022 they would commit to England being their 'forever home' and that the 'wrongful retention' of their children began on 20 September.
Jonas' representative has since stated the Camp Rock star and Turner had 'a cordial meeting this past Sunday in New York, when Sophie came to New York to be with the kids' and Jonas' 'impression' of the meeting was the pair had 'reached an understanding that they would work together towards an amicable co-parenting setup'.
Jonas' spokesperson adds: "Less than 24 hours later, Sophie advised that she wanted to take the children permanently to the UK. Thereafter, she demanded via this filing that Joe hand over the children’s passports so that she could take them out of the country immediately. If he complies, Joe will be in violation of the Florida Court order."
"Joe is seeking shared parenting with the kids so that they are raised by both their mother and father, and is of course also okay with the kids being raised both in the US and the UK. The children were born in the US and have spent the vast majority of their lives in the US. They are American citizens."
Jonas' spokesperson reviewed the ongoings as 'an unfortunate legal disagreement about a marriage that is sadly ending'.
They called the use of the work 'abduction' not only 'misleading at best' but also 'a serious abuse of the legal system at worse'.
The statement continues: "The children were not abducted. After being in Joe’s care for the past three months at the agreement of both parties, the children are currently with their mother.
"Sophie is making this claim only to move the divorce proceedings to the UK and to remove the children from the US permanently."
The spokesperson resolved: "Joe has already disavowed any and all statements purportedly made on his behalf that were disparaging of Sophie. They were made without his approval and are not consistent with his views.
"His wish is that Sophie reconsider her harsh legal position and move forward in a more constructive and private manner. His only concern is the well-being of his children."