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Olivia Wilde has finally reported the shocking incident that took place at CinemaCon earlier this year in which she was served child custody onstage during the event at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. And shockingly, Wilde’s ex, Jason Sudekis, doesn’t exactly look great!
At the time of the incident, Wilde was introducing the trailer for her upcoming film and second directorial project, Don’t Worry Darling, starring Florence Pugh and Harry Styles, who she is currently dating, when she was approached by an unknown person who handed her a blank Manila envelope. Although she had handled it well at the time, it was later reported that the envelope contained legal documents belonging to Sudekis.
Sudekis later claimed that he had no idea Wilde would be served during CinemaCon, claiming he would “never condone her being served in such an inappropriate manner,” but it sounds like Wilde wouldn’t believe.
“It was my place of work,” Wilde told Variety in a new cover story this week, without specifically naming her ex. “In any other workplace it would be seen as an attack. It was really annoying.”
“That should not have happened. There was a huge vulnerability, which is really scary. The hurdles that had to be overcome to get into that space with multiple badges, as well as special COVID testing that had to be done days in advance, which gave you the wristbands needed to access the event – that was something , which had to be foreseen .
I hated that meanness being distracted by the work of so many different people and the studio I was representing up there. Trying to sabotage that was really vicious. But I had a job to do; I’m not easily distracted. But, you know, unfortunately, it wasn’t something that totally surprised me. I mean there’s a reason I left this relationship.”
As a particularly unfortunate postscript, the ambush was all in vain. Sudeki’s custody request had been to move the home state of their two children, Otis, 8, and Daisy, 5, from California to New York – but it was ultimately rejected by a judge. In other words, it sounds like Wilde won’t just win in the court of public opinion.