UPDATE: Sharon Stone Still Has Custody of Son Roan
After a fiery custody battle with ex-husband Phil Bronstein, Queen of the Cougars Sharon Stone has lost physical custody of their adopted eight-year-old son, Roan.
Us Magazine reports that, according to court documents relating to a September 12, 2008 hearing, Bronstein "shall have permanent sole custody of child. Court finds that respondent [Sharon Stone] failed to meet her burden of proof and denies respondent's [Sharon Stone's] request for modification of custody."
The order, which reverses an October 2007 decision that gave the couple "joint legal and physical custody" of Roan, is permanent, unless circumstances change.
No word on whether Sharon will blame the government of China for this unfortunate reversal of fortune.
On the plus side, this frees up Stone's schedule so that she can further pursue other interests.
UPDATE: According to TMZ, the court clerk made a typographical error in the original court case document when originally writing Bronstein "shall have permanent sole physical custody of child."
Says the site, "The clerk also wrote, 'Custody, visitation, holiday and vacation schedule shall remain in place as outlined on 10/4/07 order.' That's the order that gave Sharon joint physical and legal custody of the kid."
Marty Singer, Sharon's lawyer, tells TMZ the inconsistency is obvious, and the judge didn't take away Stone's joint custody: "She still has it and the clerk just screwed up when she wrote Bronstein now has 'sole physical custody'."
Way to go, Sharon. Saved by a technicality!