THE DISTILLERS frontwoman Brody Dalle has been sentenced to 60 hours of community service as well as fined $1,000 in an L.A. court for her conviction stemming from criminal contempt in her ongoing custody battle with former husband Josh Homme (QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE).
According to Rolling Stone, Homme’s lawyers had called for Dalle to receive a five day jail term, which would be suspended and set aside if Dalle completed 120 hours of community service.
On November 19, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Lawrence Riff found Dalle guilty of violating a September 1 court order when she didn’t deliver the couple’s 5-year-son Wolf to Homme as expected on September 3.
“I’m relieved by the court’s decision,” Dalle told Rolling Stone after sentencing. “I don’t believe anyone should go to jail or pick up trash for protecting her children. As a mother, I will always put my children first and protect them at all costs.”
“I didn’t withhold our children,” Dalle told the court. “Our children testified to that. Our children testified to the abuse they have experienced at the hands of their father and the reasons why they refused to go and continue to refuse to go.”
Pointing out that her former husband “testified to calling me a cunt, a cow, and telling me to, ‘Fuck off forever’”, Dalle said “Does this sound like a person who wants to do the right thing by our children?”
“This family is in grave danger and so fractured and ripped apart,” Homme said in response. “All I want to do is see my kids.”
The former couple are due back in court on December 3.