Toronto Sun

Wednesday, December 19, 2001

Pam down, but not out

Judge sides with Lee in round 1

Toronto Sun

LOS ANGELES -- Tommy Lee won a court round yesterday in a bitter custody battle with ex-wife Pamela Anderson, who says the former Motley Crue drummer is an unfit father who exposes his children to danger.

Superior Court Judge Lee Smalley Edmon denied a request by Anderson's lawyers to require monitoring of Lee's visits with 5-year-old Brandon and 3-year-old Dylan.

"Mr. Lee has gone for quite some time without monitored visits," Edmon said. "I don't see anything that leads me to believe that monitoring is necessary to protect the children."

Lee said he was happy with the ruling.

"I think it was fair," he said. "I just want to be with my kids."

Anderson said she would continue fighting for what's best for the children.

"I'm just acting like any other mother," she said. "I will protect my children until my last day and my last dollar."

The next hearing was scheduled for March 19.