METAL SLUDGE EXCLUSIVE: Lita Ford’s oldest son writes he and younger brother hope to never see their mother again
LOS ANGELES—In response to Lita Ford’s latest accusations that her children have been kidnapped by their father Jim Gillette, her 18-year-old son James has penned an open letter for the world to read.
In the Metal Sludge exclusive, James directly addresses Ford’s assertion that she knows her two sons, including Rocco, 14, “want (to be with) their mother.” The former Runaways guitarist also claims the boys are afraid of their father and “Alienation turned to kid napping (sic).”
In a posting that has since been deleted from her personal Lita Ford’s Parental-Alienation Awareness page on Facebook, she also wrote, “Where are my children Jim Gillette? If anyone seen these boys please alert the police or this page.”
Ford and Gillette endured a bitter custody battle – that Gillette, after years of silence, detailed HERE and HERE – and resulted in Ford signing court documents granting Gillette sole physical and legal custody of both her children.
However, in the years since, the “Kiss Me Deadly” songstress has publicly disparaged her ex-husband and former Nitro singer as abusive with virtually no response from either Gillette or her two sons. Ford’s most recent online rant was posted July 23 and can be found HERE.
Metal Sludge posted Ford’s plea for help and simultaneously reached out to both Ford and Gillette.
Ford has yet to respond to questions regarding the late-night post or why she subsequently deleted the post hours later.
Gillette, who broke his years-long silence earlier this year, was reluctant to comment. However, James replied with a reveling letter of his own. Metal Sludge spoke with James by phone and confirmed that he did in fact write the letter with the intention of it being published and made public.
James indicated that he and his brother Rocco are happy and healthy living with their father.
He also asked that his letter be posted in its entirety.
My Dad always taught me, “if you don’t have anything nice to say don’t say it”. Well unfortunately my mother has left me no choice with her latest crazy allegations against my father (including kidnapping) and recent attempts to start a nation-wide amber alert type search for my brother and me.
We have not been kidnapped. We live with our dad and have every right to. Thankfully we never have to see our mother again and we have the legal paperwork to prove it. By the way, I’m 18 and can live wherever I want, with whoever I want, and I choose to live with my dad. How ridiculous would it be for my mother to put out an amber alert on me even though I’m a legal adult.
Obviously our mother has a lot of problems. Five years ago a court appointed doctor told my brother and me that our mother was mentally ill. This came as no surprise to either of us.
Unfortunately my mother has never accepted any responsibility for her actions and continues to blame anyone and everyone all while publicly playing the victim.
Our mother is a child abuser. She was violent, threatening, and tried to make my brother and me hate our dad. Her attempts at parental alienation were constant and never ending. When we didn’t agree with her she would become livid and out of control. We told child services, the sheriffs department, and many court appointed professionals that our mother was crazy, violent, and we were afraid she would someday kill us in a fit of rage.
We were with our dad when he was served divorce papers. We made him promise to do everything he could so we never had to see our mother again. He kept his promise and for that we are forever grateful.
Our mother alleges that our father brainwashed us against her. Nothing could be further from the truth. Our dad never said a bad thing about her. He didn’t have to. We saw first hand what she did to all of us. If he has in any way let us down, it was that our father should have gotten us away from her sooner.
Our mother said horrible things about our dad all the time. She even said things about me and my brother. She called us “fucking faggots” because we used to sit with our dad and watch movies.
Our mother threatened to have us thrown in a Foster home and said we’d never see our dad again. Why? Because we told her we didn’t want to be with her and she was angry we told all the professionals that she beat us. She also threatened us and said she would have our dad thrown in jail for the same reasons.
I could tell you horror stories for days but that wouldn’t accomplish anything. My mother needs serious help. She needs to stop lying and she needs to leave us alone. She also needs to stop with her harassing and stalking behavior.
Anyone that says my father should be crucified and left to die will never be a part of my life. Who in their right mind writes a song for their children saying those terrible things?
I am your mother,
Your flesh and blood, your family, yeah
And like no other
Until they bury me 6 foot deep
No matter what the future holds
And even know you just began to grow
Just know you’ll always have your mother
The damage is done,
I never wanted things to work out this way
My little ones, how do I say how sorry I am
Some day you’ll see the truth
And you’ll come running back to me
Just know you’ll always have your mother
You’ll always have your mother
He lies to you, and blanes it on me
He tries to find comfort in insanity
Should be crucified,…or left to die
He paints an ugly picture of you and I
It’s so far from truth
It’s hard to see his only way to hurt me
Was through my love for you
I am your mother
Please understand why I had to leave
Pain was deep,
He was hurting me,
When you look in the sky at a shinning star
Listen to your heart and know who you are
And I’ll always be your mother
I’ll always be your mother
I’ll always be a part of you