In a court petition, Ambyr Childers asserted that the FBI is investigating her ex-husband Randall Emmett for “suspected child exploitation and pedophilia.”
Childers, who has two minor children with Emmett, made the shocking allegation in a signed affidavit she submitted as part of a request for a domestic violence restraining order filed in late December with the Los Angeles Superior Court.
In court filings acquired by Page Six, the 34-year-old actress stated that the 51-year-old film producer “is under FBI investigation for suspected child exploitation and/or pedophilia.”
Emmett rejected the allegation, saying Page Six, “Neither the FBI nor anyone else is investigating me, and the notion that I am is absurd.”
Emmett refuted the claim, stating to Page Six, “I am shocked and in complete disbelief that Ambyr would even imply something so vile and false.”
He said, “In a plea, anyone can say whatever they want, but that does not make it true. There is no proof that I am under investigation, and we continue to share joint custody of our children. I am surprised and incredulous that Ambyr would even imply something so repulsive and false.”
Childers said in her filing that she learned of the supposed inquiry on December 6 when she “was contacted by a Federal Bureau of Investigation special agent who questioned [her] about Emmett’s alleged involvement in child exploitation and pedophilia.”
Thursday, the Los Angeles Times reported speaking with three additional individuals who claimed the FBI contacted them on Emmett’s activity.
Childers made the accusation in a signed declaration she submitted in late December as part of a fresh request for a domestic violence restraining order.
A representative for the FBI stated, “In accordance with Department of Justice policy, the FBI cannot confirm or deny the existence of investigations.”
In her court declaration, Childers stated that the purported call from the FBI agent caused her “extreme destruction and disturbance of [her] emotional calm and peace of mind.”
The LA Times stated that on December 22, a judge issued a temporary restraining order requiring Emmett to maintain a 100-yard distance from the actress. Additionally, he is barred from contacting her outside of a “brief and peaceful” discussion regarding their girls.
The actress asserted that she learnt of the alleged inquiry on December 6 when she “was contacted” by an FBI agent who “asked questions about [Emmett’s] suspected activities with child exploitation and pedophilia.”
Childers, who now shares 50/50 custody with the filmmaker, requested sole legal and physical custody of London, 12, and Rylee, 9, “for various reasons.”
As of the time of publication, her motion for a modification to custody and visitation has been denied until a hearing on January 12, and the joint custody agreement for the former couple’s children has not been adjusted.
In her court filing, the “You” actress argued that Emmett’s “possible involvement in child exploitation and pedophilia, as well as the fact that he is actively being investigated by federal law enforcement, dictates that he should not be permitted to have the children without a professional monitor.”
Childers said that she does not want to “run the risk” of the “Vanderpump Rules” alum having custody of their daughters when federal authorities execute an arrest or search warrant on him or his property while the children are there.
She believes that such a situation “would only cause further harm to both children.”
Childers opened her most recent petition for a domestic violence restraining order by asserting that it “contains additional incidents of abuse distinct from those contained in the prior October 25 request,” which a judge dismissed last month.
Emmett is also engaged in a custody dispute with “Vanderpump Rules” star Lala Kent, with whom he shares a 1-year-old daughter named Ocean.