VANCOUVER – A B.C. Supreme Court judge has refused to change an order that grants sole custody of an eight-year-old girl to the ex-husband of one of the former stars of the now-defunct TV show “Real Housewives of Vancouver.”
Jody Lynne Claman went to court asking for a stay of an earlier order when a judge found her in contempt of court and awarded full parenting responsibilities to the father, Eran Friedlander.
Justice Miriam Gropper said in an earlier ruling after a divorce hearing that Claman was manipulative and lied and ordered that the parents have joint custody and that she pay her ex-husband nearly $600,000.
Friedlander gained sole custody after going back to court, claiming Claman was in contempt for breaching the custody arrangement.
Claman is appealing the initial ruling and asked that the custody order be stayed until the high court hears her case.
While the appeal will be heard in September, a ruling released Wednesday has Gropper refusing to change the custody order, saying Claman failed to show there would be irreparable harm to herself or her daughter.
In June 2014, Claman’s other daughter, Mia Deakin was shot and hospitalized in a drive-by shooting in East Vancouver. Deakin was in the company of 27-year-old Jeffrey Chang, a known gang associate.
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