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Sandra Bullock Battles Porn Star Janine Lindemulder for Child Custody

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Photo: Janine Lindemulder.

PORTLAND, Ore. (CBS/AP) Hollywood actress Sandra Bullock is embroiled in a custody battle between her husband and his porn star ex-wife.

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Bullock is standing by her celebrity-mechanic husband, Jesse James, as he fights his ex-wife Janine Lindemulder's attempts to regain custody of their five-year-old daughter, Sunny.

James has had sole guardianship of the child since Lindemulder, an adult film star and director, was jailed for tax evasion.

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Photo: Sandra Bullock and Jesse James.
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Federal prosecutors on August 22, 2008 said Lindemulder, 39, of Huntington Beach, Calif., failed to pay more than $200,000 in taxes owed to the Internal Revenue Service.

As part of her plea agreement, Lindemulder admitted making a down payment on a $647,000 house in Eugene, Calif. and purchasing a new Jeep and recreational vehicle while knowing she owed the taxes.

She served six months behind bars and was recently released.

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Photo: Janine Lindemulder.
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James is determined not to let his ex gain custody of their daughter, because, according to court papers, he fears his little girl would be introduced to a dangerous world if she lived with her mother.

In a statement to the court, James says, "Good cause exists for the court to conduct a review to determine if (Sunny) will be safe with (Lindemulder). She should be restrained from allowing the child around pornographers, drug addicts, guns and firearms, felons and other unsafe environments."

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Photo: Janine Lindemulder.
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Lindemulder started her film career in B movies and appeared in a soft porn film, "Caged Fury," alongside non-porn actor Erik Estrada, according to IMDB.com. She has posed for Playboy and Penthouse. Since 2000, she has shifted from adult performing to directing and producing erotic films, according to IMDB.com.

Bullock, who has no biological children, recently admitted she relishes her role as stepmom to James' three kids.

According to CBS affiliate KOIN-TV, She explained, "I may never hear that word 'mom.' But being a parent is not about breeding. It's about caring."

"When you don't have that title, you flounder and it hurts. But this is the best test of being a parent. And I just have to keep reminding myself I don't care what I get. I care what I give."

What do you think? Should Janine Lindemulder regain custody of her daughter or should Sandra Bullock and Jesse James be allowed to keep her?

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Reporting Contributed to CBS Affiliate KOIN-TV

  • Edecio Martinez

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