Brad Eckstrom – the son of S.C. Comptroller General Richard Eckstrom – is suing his ex-fiancee for full custody of their minor child.
This, of course, is the little girl that Richard Eckstrom reportedly accused this website’s founding editor of fathering (well …until the paternity test came through).
Yes, we know … welcome to South Carolina politics.
The Eckstroms are non-stop “family values” entertainment …
Anyway, according to court documents Eckstrom is suing his ex-fiancee Blair Pettrey for custody of the couple’s seven-month-old daughter.
Pettrey wasn’t immediately available to respond to the lawsuit. She is reportedly represented by the Rockville, Maryland-based law firm of Ethridge, Quinn, McAuliffe, Rowan and Hartinger.
Brad Eckstrom, 39, received pretrial intervention last fall after criminal domestic violence (CDV) charges were filed against him for allegedly punching, kicking and grabbing Pettrey. Eckstrom’s record has been expunged, though – a sweetheart deal that was announced right as “Republican” leaders in South Carolina were vowing to take “action” on the issue of domestic violence.
We’ll let you know if we hear more on this case …