Jay Mohr Alleges That Wife Nikki Cox Is Battling Drug Addiction

By Britni de la Cretaz 03/23/17

Mohr recently claimed in court documents that Cox is unfit to parent because of her alleged drug addiction.

Jay Mohr and Nikki Cox

Comedian Jay Mohr’s divorce from his wife Nikki Cox has just taken a turn for the ugly.

In new court documents filed by Mohr, he alleges that his actress wife is struggling with a drug addiction and, as a result, is unfit to parent their son. Mohr wants full custody, according to TMZ.

Mohr and Cox met in 2004 when he guest-starred on her TV show, Las Vegas. The two were married in 2006. Last July, Mohr filed for divorce from Cox citing a drug addiction that was her alleged attempt to self-medicate her depression. But he retracted the papers just six days later, telling PEOPLE, “We are very married, very in love and that’s really all there is.” He filed for divorce for a second time in December, citing irreconcilable differences.

According to the documents Mohr filed this month requesting sole physical custody of the couple’s five-year-old son, Meredith Daniel, he accuses Cox of staying in her room for days at a time using drugs. He alleges that she has threatened to take her life on multiple occasions, and that she does not set boundaries for their son, letting him eat candy and watch TV at all hours of the night.

Even more troublingly, Mohr alleges that Cox gave their son a double dose of his flu medicine that caused him to get sick in his sleep. TMZ reports that there are more disturbing accusations in the documents that even they did not want to repeat.

Just last year, Mohr released a standup album called Happy. And A Lot. The album featured material written by Cox, and chronicled their marriage and home life. At the time, PEOPLE reported that Cox suffered from insomnia, and her late-night musings became part of her husband’s comedy routine. The two had been very visible on social media with their affection in the past, posting videos and photos of their relationship.

Cox is perhaps best known for her roles in Unhappily Ever After and Nikki, along with Las Vegas. Mohr is a former Saturday Night Live cast member and also starred in Gary Unmarried. He has a daily radio show on Fox Sports Radio. Over the past couple of weeks, Mohr has been retweeting the account Divorce Tweets, including a tweet that said, "'I wasted years of my life.' WRONG. You got to love someone everyday. That's never a waste.”

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Britni de la Cretaz is a freelance writer, baseball enthusiast, and recovered alcoholic living in Boston. Follow her on Twitter at @britnidlc.