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Malaak Compton-Rock refutes Chris Rock's claims of not seeing his children


Though most of us hoped things wouldn’t get messy in the divorce of Chris and Malaak Compton-Rock, with issues such as prenuptials, alimony, and custody of children coming into play, it’s beginning to look more and more like a typical “Hollywood divorce.”

Shortly after the revelation that Chris simply wasn’t happy and wanted out of an “unfulfilling marriage,” it was revealed that the comedian has intentions of seeking joint custody of the couple’s 10- and 12-year-old daughters, which he claims Malaak has recently been keeping away from him.

Compton-Rock issued a statement to People magazine via her attorney, David Aronson, vehemently denying the accusation:

“Malaak is saddened and disappointed that Chris has accused her of keeping their children from him, which he knows is untrue and can be so easily disproved. We all know Chris leads a very busy public life while Malaak and their children definitely do not. She hopes the privacy of their children is still as important to Chris as it is to her and that it will be respected. They will always be the main focus of her life.”

Rock is also contesting the validity of their prenuptial agreement by claiming it’s no longer valid since the couple has been together for more than 18 years and that Compton-Rock has the “ability to work and contribute to her own support.”

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