More news has emerged regarding troubled country star Mindy McCready’s latest saga, which as of Thursday had her committed to rehab and her children removed from her home. A petition filed by McCready’s father has revealed serious issues in the singer’s life, including alcohol and prescription drug abuse, as well as erratic behavior.
According to a report from E!, who exclusively obtained the file, Tim McCready attested that his daughter had taken to her bed since the death of her boyfriend, David Wilson, last month. “Sleeps all day,” he reported. “Drinks all night and is taking Rx drugs.”
Furthermore, McCready’s dad detailed that his daughter is refusing to bathe, was not taking care of her two young sons, and is acting violently. “Screams about everything,” he recorded. “Trying to hit father. Is not making any sense of any conversations with anyone.”
The elder McCready also noted that Mindy is “very verbally abusive” to her older son, Zander, who is only 6 years old.
The judge in the case responded to this by ordering admission to an inpatient facility for up to three weeks, stating: “There is cause to find there is clear and convincing evidence that Respondent is in imminent danger of harm to herself or others, suicidal or gravely disabled."
E! additionally reported that Tim McCready’s former son-in-law, Billy McKnight—who is Zander’s father—filed motions in family court a week ago seeking detailed investigation into Mindy’s ability to care for their son.
"Based upon McKnight's knowledge of McCready's previous emotional and psychological health, McKnight has grave concerns for the welfare and safety of [Zander] while in McCready's sole and unsupervised care so soon after the death of her fiancé,” read his motion in part.
McKnight attested that neither he nor his family have been allowed contact with his son since late 2011. He requested full custody of Zander, with child support paid by his ex.
Both of McCready’s children, Zander and younger son Zayne (9 months) were taken into custody by state family services on Thursday.