Speaking of custody issues, it’s time to talk about Luis Ortiz again. This one has been sitting in my “future stories file” for a bit. And, this case doesn’t seem to be in litigation anywhere. But, before we get started, I highly recommend this post for a bit of back story. The links there are particularly enlightening. It is also quite disturbing because we all love Luis. I get it. I am recommending my own post, lol. But, I stand by my opinion that it is an underrated post that is a prequel to this one.
This post stands in stark contrast to the Randall Emmett and Lala Kent situation. They are both rather unlikeable, while these two are both very likeable. But, somewhere around 2017 he seemed to have an existential crisis. He quit MDLNY and moved to Paris. By 2019, when Luis first had a child with Nikita, he was very hands on. Then he began to lose his way again. Nikita basically claims he randomly ghosted her and their daughter Leela and she eventually found out he was filming a Netflix show. Luis has exhibited increasingly erratic behavior. I’ve though he has needed some mental health help for years. Recently, he spoke out against the allegations of abandonment the mother of his daughter put out.
Here Is Luis’s Version Of The Situation
I have never spoken about this and I wanted to keep it that way for the sake of my daughter but I can no longer stay quiet. I must stand up for the truth. A little over two years ago while I was working on my latest Netflix show, my daughter was taken away [from] me. My daughter, almost two at the time, was taken to another country by her mother under the false pretense that she, the mother, was being abused physically, sexually, and emotionally by me. She told this story to my friends and family first and then to the public. Aiming, with malice, to destroy my life.
I never threatened, hurt, or abused any woman physically, emotionally, or sexually. Nikita’s absurd and completely false claims against me have led to threats and attacks from hundreds of people on a daily basis. They also impacted my personal relationships, my ability to find work, and my reputation.
Except… Luis Chose To Abruptly Leave To Film A Travel Show No One Watched
My life with my daughter has been abruptly severed and it is at the cost of lies. I love my daughter with everything I’ve got. I am destroyed. So is my mom, my dad, my brother, and family. There’s absolutely no way for me to describe what this feels like. The opportunity to raise a baby girl was a gift to me. To have someone maliciously take that away from you is evil… I never imagined someone could be capable of doing something like this. he explained. It is incredibly painful for any parent or person to live through something like this. Even more painful for the children whose lives are affected by the wrong narrative about their parents.
As a father I can only wish to see my daughter again, and that she gets to know the real me, the dad that loves her to the ends of time. I will continue to fight for the truth and work to heal, to grow and forgive.
Nikita responded, “You were given the chance to see your daughter and refused to see her for at this point.. years. You were given the opportunity to see her supervised visits until a mental health assessment was done and you refused.”
“I begged you to find resolve and you disappeared. If I am being accused of lying what about the other women that experienced the same abandonment and abuse? Stop using the Amber Heard and Johnny Depp case as an excuse to be an absentee father! The facts are that it is on court documents that HE REFUSED to see his child after the judge and lawyers encouraged him to see her while [investigations?] were taking place. Once again stop trying to manipulate the law and people.”
Previous Statements From Nikita Were Shocking
In other reports she has said, “I went through hell with Luis,” Singh told The Sun in an interview published on March 16, recalling the time they lived together in Puerto Rico from 2019 to 2020. “He told me when we moved in together that I was so lucky — that anyone would die to be in my position.”
From what I have read, cast members of MDLNY and many others have shown concern for Luis’s mental health. At one point his family rallied around him. I hope he is doing better. I think he is suffering from mental health issues. What do you think? I am sad he is missing out on fatherhood, but I am not sure he is mentally well. At least at this time. 🙁