Brody Dalle pleaded not guilty to contempt in her turbulent custody battle with Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme, telling us she just wants to keep her kids "safe" https://t.co/AUsi66HbhX pic.twitter.com/PVEsZDXYqr— Rolling Stone (@RollingStone) October 13, 2021
Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme and his ex-wife Brody Dalle faced off in a Los Angeles courtroom Wednesday as Dalle, founder of the punk band The Distillers, pleaded not guilty to contempt in their turbulent child custody battle.
Homme accused Dalle of violating a custody agreement by not allowing him to see their children. Dalle has accused Homme of domestic violence, verbal harassment, and being a danger to all three of their kids.
Their children are 15, 10, and 5 and the judge is considering appointing round-the-clock monitoring in each home to evaluate the situation.
“That’s all I’m asking for, that my kids are safe. We have to protect kids. We should always protect kids,” Dalle told Rolling Stone as she left the courthouse.
A few minutes after Dalle departed, Homme gave a brief statement as well, his eyes wet with tears. “The hardest job in the world is to be a mom, but dads are important too. I’d wade through anything for my kids, even this,” he said.
The couple’s daughter was previously granted a restraining order barring her father from contacting her.
Back in 2017, Homme received backlash after kicking a photographer in the head.