James’ Custody Battle Affecting Young Sunny

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July 14, 2010 | 8:55pm EST

Jesse James has told a court how his ongoing custody battle with ex-wife Janine Lindemulder is affecting their daughter, insisting the six year old is “acting out” and struggling to sleep.

The TV personality took to the stand in an Orange County, California courtroom on Tuesday, testifying that hiscustody trial with Lindemulder is taking its toll on their little girl Sunny.

He said that Sunny “acts out, she’s more agitated (and) she has sleeping problems” since former adult film star Lindemulder was released from a halfway house in June for tax evasion.

James added: “The more contact she has with her mom, the more fear she has to sleep in her own room.”

He also claimed that he fears the worst for Lindemulder, a recovering addict: “I think she (Lindemulder) has yet to hit rock bottom and I fear (when she does) it will involve Sunny.”

The motorcycle mechanic is fighting for the right to take Sunny with him when he moves to Austin, Texas on 31 July to be nearer to his ex-wife Sandra Bullock and their adopted son, Louis.

The Oscar winner, who dumped James after his infidelities were exposed in the press in March, has helped raise Sunny.

According to People.com, a court-appointed lawyer for Sunny testified that the move would benefit her.