Out of respect and concern for his minor children and their well-being, Joshua Homme has previously refrained from making public statements about his family to the media. In light of the continued falsehoods, repeated invasions of children’s privacy, and the resulting emotional damage, it is time the truth was told. Our hope is that this will put an end to the investigations and speculation and give the family the privacy and consideration they deserve.
For over a year after the conclusion of their divorce proceedings, Joshua Homme and Brody Dalle were able to amicably raise their three children in a healthy and functional manner. The situation took a dark turn when Dalle violated the 50/50 custody agreement by preventing the children from seeing their father. Despite multiple orders from the Los Angeles Family Court to return the children, as well as being held in contempt of court, Dalle continued to violate the custody agreement. The situation was compounded by the inappropriate actions of his boyfriend Gunner Foxx.
In March 2022, Joshua Homme was awarded sole legal custody of the three children by Los Angeles Family Court, and they are currently in the care of their father and paternal grandparents. Meanwhile, Dalle was granted supervised visitation with her youngest child. Joshua Homme will remain the sole legal guardian of all minor children until a custody hearing in the fall of 2023, at which time the Los Angeles Family Court will determine a more permanent solution.
The recent actions of Brody Dalle and Gunner Foxx have not only caused emotional harm to the children, but have also placed them in great danger. As a result of these actions, on March 16, 2023, the Los Angeles Family Court ordered a permanent restraining order against Brody Dalle for a period of 1 year and 11 months. This domestic violence restraining order was entered to protect (and on behalf of) the Homme family, including Joshua, his three children, and Joshua’s parents, Michael and Irene Homme.
In the fall of 2021 it was reported that Homme’s children had filed a restraining order against their father and that it was signed by their mother. It has since been revealed in court proceedings that this restraining order was drafted and filed by Gunner Foxx, who forged Dalle’s signature on the document. Dalle later testified in court that he knew at the time that Foxx had forged his signature, without doing anything to clarify matters legally or in the media.
In August 2022, Joshua Homme and his two sons were granted a restraining order protecting them from Gunner Foxx, preventing him from having any contact with them for a period of five years. Foxx’s requests for a restraining order against Homme were denied by two separate courts.
Homme’s daughter reportedly filed a restraining order against him. This was also introduced by Gunner Foxx, who brought the minor to trial without either of her parents present. Prior to the hearing on this matter, at the girl’s request and through her own attorney, the order was rescinded.
All allegations made against Joshua Homme by Brody Dalle and Gunner Foxx or on behalf of the Homme children have been repeatedly investigated by local police, Los Angeles DCFS and Los Angeles County courts. Additionally, children are represented and their best interests are ensured by their own court-appointed legal counsel, DCFS, and the Los Angeles court system. It was after these investigations, as well as a court-appointed 24-hour check-in (in the homes of both parents for many months) that the Los Angeles Family Court determined that it is in the best interest of the children to remain in the care of their father.
The Homme family thanks the Los Angeles County courts, juvenile attorney, local law enforcement, Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, and court-ordered monitors for their time and continued attention and care. It is the goal of the Los Angeles Family Court System and Joshua Homme’s sincere hope that the conclusion of this matter results in the ability for both Homme and Dalle to peacefully raise their children.