Vanessa Marcil claims Brian Austin Green hasn’t seen their son in five years

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When Megan Fox first got with Brian Austin Green, she was barely out of her teens. For years, she was BAG’s girlfriend and stepmother-like figure to his son Kassius. There were photos of Megan and Kassius spending time together, and Megan always had nice things to say about him. BAG and his ex Vanessa Marcil had joint custody of Kassius Green during that time. Eventually, Megan and Brian got married and Megan had three sons with BAG over the course of about five years (Bodhi, Noah and Journey). It was during that time – the start of Megan Fox years – that Megan and Brian were apparently fighting for full custody of Kassius, who is now 16 years old. Vanessa Marcil posted this message on Instagram yesterday, claiming that after fighting a losing battle for full custody of Kassius, Megan and Brian cut him out of their lives:

As usual I can’t wait to see @lisalingstagram show on custody cases. 12 years ago I was served legal papers and then spent 8 years+ defending myself and my son in custody court in response to his father & his stepmother trying to get full custody (that means I would have seen my son four days a month) and then asking me to pay them child support.

They lost that case & a civil case asking me for 200,000. I never spoke publicly in order to protect my then young son from paparazzi that used to follow him & terrify him. I had also never asked for child support of any kind and had never tried to take time away from Kass’ dad seeing him. Ever. In the end they lost all of these court cases. The judge called them all “Frivolous” They always had 50% custody and still did when court ended as I had and have NEVER asked for full custody.

Then, 5 years ago on their own they decided to completely cut Kass out of their lives and his younger brothers’ lives. Kass has never met his youngest brother and is not allowed to know where his bio father, stepmother and three younger brothers live. Custody cases hurt the children only and the truth shall set us all free. Put the kids first you guys. There shouldn’t be a “more important parent” kids love both parents equally no matter what either parent’s struggles may be. Kass has been truly heartbroken since being cut out of his other families lives with NO explanation. Let’s do better for our kids. Let’s share our stories. #Buddhakids

[From Vanessa’s Instagram]

Wow, I had no idea that this was happening for years. It’s weird, to me, that CNN and TMZ and People Magazine can get their hands on all of these legal filings when they involve Johnny Depp or Brad Pitt, but Brian Austin Green and Megan Fox can wage a multi-year custodial dispute against Vanessa Marcil and barely anyone hears about it. And it’s crazy-strange that Megan and BAG would alienate themselves from Kassius for FIVE YEARS because they couldn’t get their way. I feel like there’s something more going on, but I’m not going to speculate. It’s very strange though.

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  1. Incredulous says:

    Well, someone has control issues…

  2. manda says:

    Eww he is so gross. He was gross as a freshman on 90210. And a crappy person to boot! How about that. Yes, this whole thing is weird. It’s also weird that she posted about it but I guess I get it

  3. Eliza says:

    BAG seems like a controlling terror. I could see him, in my head, “if he’s not mine I wont share”.

    I hope that’s not the case, and I’m sure TMZ will be giving their mens-rights update about this situation shortly, so stay tuned.

  4. wendywoo says:

    BAG’s a controlling PoS is what’s going on, I reckon.

    • Jegede says:

      But on Vanessa’s pages she’s also liking and responding to comments about Megan Fox nastiness on this issue as well.

      It’s not all on Brain.

      Neither of their hands are clean.

      • wendywoo says:

        He’s the father and it’s ALL on him.

      • Amide says:

        Fox used to gush about her stepson big time and was papped loads with him in the past.
        It’s interesting Marcil is also making a point to specifically call out Megan in the comments.😐😩

  5. Kittycat says:

    Kassius is 16 and I’m sure he didn’t want this out in public.

    Brian is a deadbeat.

    • paranormalgirl says:

      Kassius may actually WANT this out in public. He may want the world to know how much crap like this hurts kids.

      • Kitten says:

        Right. I assume she talked it over with him first, given how quiet she was about this for YEARS. So quiet, in fact, that we never even knew this was going on. Vanessa appears to put her son’s well-being above all.

        And everyone is shitting on BAG (and rightly so) but if this story is true, Megan isn’t much better. She was very involved in Kass’s life until she had her three boys. Whether she cut Kass off because of issues with Vanessa, because of an abusive, controlling partner, or because she simply became to preoccupied with her own sons, still doesn’t reflect very well on her.

    • Mela says:

      Or maybe he is pissed at his dead beat Dad and wanted his mother to post this?

      Im wondering if there is more to the story. Was Vanessa the one that was so awful to deal with that they distanced themselves from and Kassius?

      Did BAG just want money and when that failed he checked out of his sons life? He doesn’t work so im curious how he has money to raise Kass with 50% custody.

      Also, Megan raises her sons as non binary and Ive seen them wearing dresses and girls clothes with long hair in ponytails. Was she threatened by Kassius somehow since he was raised differently than how she decided to raise her children? It would be so pathetic to separate brothers..Just some thoughts because there is more to the story here

      • BB says:

        From his Instagram page, he is openly gay, so I doubt he’s closed-minded to people who aren’t cis-gendered or non-binary.

    • whatWHAT? says:

      eh, considering how private and secret this all was until now, I’m betting the opposite. I think he wants to see his family…his brothers at least, if not his dad, and this is the best way to…shame?…his dad into getting his shit together.

      and agree with those above. BAG is a controlling POS. always has been, it was evident in his relationship with Fox.

  6. Maya says:

    That’s because Depp & Pitt are friends with TMZ and uses that to viciously smear their exes….

    Well done to Vanessa and her son is better off without the dad.

    Hopefully they will get justice.

  7. Margo Smith says:

    I agree that there’s more to the story. I find it strange that after all this time she would put all this out there on Instagram… Are you for real? Familes can be messed but I can’t imagine if my mom wrote a long Instagram post about my messed up father.

    Obviously seeing his dad would be great, but some people are extremely selfish and honestly maybe he’s better off without him? Who knows. I just don’t think we all needed to know this.

    • Jegede says:

      There is 100% more to this story.

      I’ve heard (not read) rumors, but can’t confirm.

      All I’ll say is Megan is equally as complicit here as Brian. Marcil is not remiss on calling them both out!

    • Kitten says:

      He’s 16 years old. He’s a teenager. She kept this quiet for his entire childhood. Why is everyone assuming that she didn’t get his permission to talk about this prior to posting?

      • lucy2 says:

        I hope she did, because if not, that’s pretty traumatizing, to have your personal family business put out there for public consumption and commentary.

        Whatever the situation, I hope this kid has a good support system, and therapy if he needs it.

      • Kittycat says:

        We don’t know

        But as a parent I wouldn’t post this online.

  8. Lala11_7 says:

    There is NO WAY IN THIS UNIVERSE…OR THE NEXT…would I have a relationship with someone who WAS NOT involved consistently and positively in their child’s life…and there is NO WAY I WOULD HAVE CHILDREN WITH SOMEONE WHO ALREADY HAVE CHILDREN AND NOT HAVE ALL THE CHILDREN GROW UP AND BOND TOGETHER!!!

    This hits home…

    BAG was ALWAYS trash to me…but I’m sitting Shiva for Meagan…and putting her right next to the heap with him….and I feel sorry for those glorious children…ALL OF THEM!

    • Cee says:

      Me, too. I’, dating a man who was a son. He’s very involved and told me from the second we met that his son is his number 1 priority. I would not have him any other way. Men who split from their partners AND children make me sick.

    • ChillyWilly says:

      Absolutely! I will never understand why a woman would want a dead beat dad. My stepmother actually encouraged my father to abandon me. I would never trust a man who doesn’t take care of their children.

    • BB says:

      Completely agree. It says a lot about the character of a person for them to abandon one of their children. I’d always wonder when they were going to abandon our kids.

  9. Millenial says:

    My guess is this isn’t the last we will hear of this story. I expect BAG will come out with a story of parental alienation by tomorrow.

    I don’t doubt BAG is a jerk and is capable of this. What I do have a hard time with is thinking Megan Fox is that crappy of a person that she’d stand around while BAG neglected his child. Maybe I’m overestimating her.

    • Lolly says:

      Yeah, I like Megan Fox and this doesn’t sound like the whole story. Why put the story out now, when her son is still a minor and could be hurt/embarrassed over this? If it’s true, I get being pissed, but this isn’t nice for the kid at all.

    • Lautiec says:

      Megan was super young when she got with the olderBAG and their relationship has been a volatile one w multiple police domestic calls. She left him after two kids- somehow reconciles once she gets pregnant while still separated from him. He’s been very territorial with her in public basically not letting people near her at promotional events to the point where reporters note this behavior in reports. I’m not lumping Megan in w him cause I think he’s controlling with her and this story is more complicated I’m sure but it does sound like another example of BAG being a controlling douche.

  10. Jen says:

    Hmm. I had a few very unpleasant encounters with Vanessa Marcil as a server so, I’m not sure-and she could be a great mom, I guess…I agree though, it sounds like something more is going on here.

    • Darla says:

      As a General Hospital fan I know she is quite the case.

      But so is BAG so who knows. Fox is the one I think better of.

      • ItReallyIsYou,NotMe says:

        Oh, do spill the tea. I watched General Hospital when the Brenda/Jax/Sonny triangle was a main storyline.

      • Darla says:

        I don’t have much tea, lol. I followed someone on twitter who worked on GH, but I really believe she did, and I also believe she was shut down. She had very few followers, and once she got more of them, she locked her account, and then poof one day she disappeared all together. But she was the real deal, and I am very skeptical. I am not easily conned.

        One of the most interesting things she posted was about Tyler Christopher, after he was let go, and the fans were up in arms, he had just won the emmy. She said he should keep his mouth shut and thank god they weren’t leaking the real story. Well, ff, and he was removed from the Days set a drunken mess. He’s a messy alcoholic and the fans’ outrage at the producer was misplaced and misinformed.

        As for Vanessa, this person said she won’t be back on GH, because Vanessa was nasty-campaigning to be and she actually insulted Laura Wright personally. And other stuff about her being insufferable.

      • Jen says:

        Yeah, she always stands out in my mind as one of the worst people I ever had to deal with, and that’s saying something after waitressing and bartending in LA at a variety of places. Based on some of her behavior, I’m not inclined to immediately paint BAG as the villain here.

  11. skipper says:

    I have read many stories that BAG is very controlling and abusive to Megan. At first, I didn’t know if I believed it because the stories were awful but I’m now leaning more towards that this has been the truth all along.

  12. Amelie says:

    I really didn’t have much of an opinion of Megan Fox and BAG until Megan Fox tried to leave him. Didn’t she file for divorce? I guess she did it before she found out she was pregnant. I remember they got back together around the time she found out/announced she was pregnant again. When a spouse files for divorce but then reconsiders (in this case probably because of the baby), it never bodes well for a relationship. BAG and Megan Fox will probably eventually break up at some point but there’s something really fishy with their relationship.

    Also why would BAG try to get sole custody of Kassius? I never heard anything about Vanessa Marcil being a neglectful mom or having any kind of issues? Well now it’s out in the open so BAG can’t hide. Hopefully we get his side of the story. For all I know Megan might be a contributing factor to the alienation but it really seems BAG is the culprit.

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      From what i recall it was all about the money – he wanted full custody to get the child support. He doesn’t work much but lives a lifestyle that where he still thinks he does.

      • whatWHAT? says:

        he claims he CAN’T work…vertigo from car accident, IIRC. and his wife, though very pretty, isn’t a great actress so she doesn’t get much work either. I fully believe the custody thing was an attempted money grab.

      • Digital Unicorn says:

        Vertigo can be treated (I have suffered from it), me thinks it was an excuse as he stopped getting work.

    • lucy2 says:

      My instincts are generally pretty good (very few surprises with all the #metoo reveals) and I do not get a good impression from BAG.

      It really does sound like it was about money. Poor kid.

  13. girl_ninja says:

    I’m not surprised to hear this at all. On Vanessa’s posting there are photos of her fiance and her son and they seem really connected. I know that one can have a great relationship with both their bio dad and their “step” dad, but this seems different. And I’m happy that Kassius has someone that is a constant and who loves him.

  14. BlueSky says:

    Sounds like someone didn’t want to or couldn’t afford to pay child support anymore

    • Kitten says:


    • That was my first thought, but then I read that VM never even asked for child support from BAG? If that’s true, then it looks even worse, I looks like he actually wanted to use his son to get money from VM. I mean, they wanted child support from her, and sued her for 200Gs? It was likely money, but also, someone upthread mentioned that MF and BAG raise their kids non-binary, so maybe they wanted complete control over the way Kassius was being raised. Either way, there are few truly valid reasons to cut one parent out of a child’s life completely.

  15. Digital Unicorn says:

    He ALWAYS creeped me out, he has serious control issues that am sure comes with anger management. There is something very thuggish about him.

    Don’t they have money issues? Fox is basically supporting the whole family as she’s the only one who works consistently – he’s a grifter who only wanted full custody to pay for his lifestyle. IIRC when he and Fox split up he was going again for full custody to bleed her dry financially.

    He’s a nasty awful person and the young man is better off without that toxic man in his life.

    • Eliza says:

      Meghan no longer works consistently. I’m sure they have money but there’s not a lot of security it will keep coming in

      • Digital Unicorn says:

        She has about 3 movies out next year (and 2 down for this year) and isn’t she now a regular on the TV series New Girl? It may not be as high profile as the Transformers movies but she gets way more work than he does. If he gets work is usually an ‘appearance’ and his IMDB says he really hasn’t done anything since 2014.

      • Amide says:

        There’s a reason Fox signed for some 3rd rate lingerie company. I’ll be surprised if she’s pulling up to 6 figures for her movie appearances. Especially with a family to support.

    • Lady D says:

      He was in an accident that gave him some form of vertigo. When Megan last left him, she was informed that she would have to support him for life, and all the nannies to take care of the boys because he was unable to do it on his own, with his vertigo. She moved back in with him shortly after that. Story via tmz, so…

      • That law, here in California, has changed though. My aunt has lupus and has suffered through both a heart attack and stroke. After about 14 years of being married her husband divorced her. The length of alimony depends on length of marriage, usually for half the length of the marriage he’d get alimony. There used to be a law that said whichever partner made more money would have to pay the ex spouse for the rest of their lives, and so my step-dad paid his ex spouse alimony for about 13 years. She would have been entitled to that support until she remarried or passed away, but they were able to come to an agreement for a certain amount of money.

        The one thing that would hold true about is child support for when BAG has the kids. Since he has no job, and vertigo, that would definitely have MF supporting him until their kids are 18. I’ve always got the feeling from BAG that he has no intention of working and lives off Megan already, so what’s the difference? I’d divorce him and find a real partner.

    • Keefuffle says:

      She has mentioned that she just works for the paycheck, and not only does Brian not command the same amount of money but he has some sort of vertigo that means he can’t work. And that Michael Bay debacle did take a pretty serious toll on her career. She at one point wanted to argue away from the action fare, but she’s made her face nearly unwatchable and I think that made a difference. Once she made up with Bay, she works where she can.

  16. Rachel says:

    Not assigning blame – but I know a lot of women who were doting stepmoms until they starting having their “own” kids. Then they want THEIR kids to be the dad’s priority and/or to make the stepkid ALL theirs so they don’t have to deal with the ex. I know BAG is a controlling douche, but I could see her encouraging this as well.

  17. AmyB says:

    Wow, to go from wanting full custody and demanding child support from the mother, to having nothing to do with the child??? What is that? Terrible. There is obviously way more to this story.

  18. HeyThere! says:

    LALA11_7 I agree! All the kids are missing out and it’s a horrible shame. As a parent of two littles, I could never NOT see one of them. I’m in a loving relationship with their father but even if I hated him, nothing would keep me from these kids.

  19. hezzer19 says:

    OK I hate to defend BAG because I think he’s garbage but…I did a very quick Google search and one of the first images to come up is BAG and Kassius at a Laker game in April of 2016. That’s…somewhat less than 5 years.

    And that’s not the only picture of them from 2016. I didn’t see any more recent than that but I only spent about 20 seconds looking.

    Not saying Vanessa is full of crap or anything, I’m really not. It may very well be that those 2 outings caught on camera were the only outings in the last 5 years. She has a right to be pissed off in any case!

    Regardless he’s still trash.

    • Jegede says:

      There is more to this. Will see if it comes out.

      Either way, poor Kass is who’ll get hurt the most.

    • Mela says:

      Why isnt the son and mother allowed to know where BAG lives?

      Whats going on with that?

    • Kitten says:

      Yeah I saw that and couldn’t find a date but 2016 would make sense, based on these photos of him now. So yeah, I guess that’s a lie.

      But I just have to say, if you look at the photos of those two at that game, the body language between BAG and his son is so awkward. It really does look like two strangers hanging out for the first time. Very odd.
      Still, ITA that Vanessa shouldn’t exaggerate. If Kass has only seen his dad once or twice in five years or whatever, then she should say that.

      • hezzer19 says:

        That’s what I was thinking. I mean, I still think he’s trash but she could have easily just said he’s barely seen his son in the last five years and still made BAG out to be an a**butt. The fact that her statement was so easily disproved makes her look bad.

        And I HATE not automatically siding with the woman. I mean, I still do in this case but still.

        I didn’t have any trouble imagining BAG ignoring his son but I did have a hard time imagining Megan doing so.

        And yes Jegede, exactly! Kassius is the one who matters here.

      • Kitten says:

        Agree completely.

  20. Ninth says:

    Why does he always pose like an angry dick in pictures? And he’s not aging well either. I wish Megan found a nicer partner who doesn’t expect her to support him.

  21. rahrahroey says:

    This is similar to what happened with my nephew and my sister’s ex husband. They had joint custody for a few years but the ex had become a severe alcoholic and pill popper and was in and out of jail. He also physically assaulted the daughter of his girlfriend. My sister filed for full custody and won. He hasn’t seen his son in almost two years. And it’s not because of my sister. He can have supervised visits weekly but refuses. It’s very sad.

  22. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    My ex was a cheating douchebag. We married when I was 22, got pregnant with my first, and then I left him when I was 24. Everyone was all, “He’s such a fun guy!” Yeah, but he was a nymphomaniac, an abuser and yes, I was raped during that final year because I was already done with him. Knowing all of that, and knowing he truly loved his son, I drove a total of 300 miles (halfway to him) every other weekend to spend time with our boy. Even when I knew my son’s ‘grounding’ punishments would be ignored and that he would be the ‘good time guy,’ ready to lavish gifts and trips and blah, blah, blah. I did this for 14 years, at least, until our son decided on his own how and when they got together. I guess my point is I decided to ‘walk 19 miles to school in a snowstorm and barefoot,’ to get them together twice monthly. Being amicable, it seems in hindsight, was a gift I chose to give my son. Between y’all and me lol, gawd I’m glad it’s over and been over for a long time.

  23. Case says:

    I’ve had situations in my family where the dad is a total a-hole to his child, but the mom/ex-wife kinda stretches the truth to make him look worse. This strikes me as that kind of situation. Doesn’t excuse BAG’s behavior at all, but I think there’s drama coming from both sides. Especially because there’s proof he has seen his son in recent years.

    Even when Megan was very young and dating BAG, she struck me as a sweet stepmom figure in Kassius’s life. He has always had a presence in their relationship and it’s seemingly not a situation where the evil stepmother wants to get rid of the kid. If that were so I’d have a MUCH easier time believing this, but Megan seems like a good mom/stepmom.

  24. Samantha says:

    Wasn’t there just a picture of Kassius and Megan and Brian at Halloween this year where they were all together and dressed up?

  25. silo says:

    BAG used to date Tiffani Theisen when they were on 90210 and I remember their interview together and how mean he was to her and thinking what a dirt bag he was. He was so cruel to her about some food she ordered or something. It was very uncalled for. BAG came off like an entitled jackass who thought he was above everyone. I think TT dumped him soon after.

    This story is very believable and I would not be surprised at all if he is very abusive to all his gf’s.

    • holly hobby says:

      I think he dated the boss’ daughter, Tori Spelling, during the Shannen Doherty “is out of control” years too. I distinctly remember a picture of all of them at some bar.

      • Yes Doubtful says:

        Yes in Tori’s first book she talks about how they had an on and off thing throughout the show. They both dated many of their co-stars.

  26. Michel says:

    Just like his character his character from 90210, BAG is a petulant, manbaby with no work ethic.

  27. truth hurts says:

    Custody cases hurt the children only and the truth shall set us all free. Put the kids first you guys. There shouldn’t be a “more important parent” kids love both parents equally no matter what either parent’s struggles may be.
    Ok so if you say this what is the beef. It seems she wants to say Megan is persuading him from seeing his son with her.

  28. kristen says:

    For the life of me, I do NOT see the attraction with BAG. He sounds like a d-bag, looks like a blockhead, and apparently he’s a terrible father, too. It’s not like he’s got an amazing career. And to be clear, that wouldn’t make the other stuff okay. He’s gross.

  29. Lambe says:

    Yeah, be sure to punish your son for a custody battle that wasn’t his fault. Super mature.

  30. holly hobby says:

    I actually remember the case about the $200K. It was mentioned briefly that BAG and MF were suing her for an unpaid loan. Since I never heard anything about it afterwards I thought it was settled. The press doesn’t really focus on them because their names aren’t big enough for them.

  31. Cheese Toast says:

    Everyone knows he’s a c*nt, we just didn’t know there was lots of records and court filings about him being one.

  32. NicoleinSavannah says:

    He’s like the character he played in that Lifetime movie.

  33. Cracker says:

    I don’t know anything about this but BAG sounds like a douche and just commenting to say I remember MF in an interview saying how she’d pursued him like crazy when he didn’t want to get involved with her as she was too young.

    • Sid says:

      That genuinely blows my mind. I always assumed he was the one to chase her. Why would such a stunning (back then) young woman who could have had her pick of men chase THAT?! He was known to be an asshole even back then.

  34. Yes Doubtful says:

    I’m curious about his side of the story and why she decided to air it all out publicly like this. Either way, I feel bad for their son that his parents can’t be mature, private adults and co-parent.

  35. Patty says:

    I would say social media is not the appropriate place to air this. She’s DAF for not asking for or rather suing for child support. Both VM and BAG are pieces of work – if she’s so concerned family therapy is the better route; not an IG post.

    • Bella says:

      First off, being an independent woman is hardly Dumb af. Vanessa Marcil’s also supporting her son emotionally with regard to speaking out on this since Kass began broaching this issue on IG himself. He’ll be 18 in a little over a year and may be tired of pretending he has a relationship with his father. Also kinda tough to have family therapy when your Dad favors pap friendly visits once or twice a year.