Hasselhoff wins custody of daughters
EmptyA beaming David Hasselhoff said Friday that he had won a long-running legal battle with ex-wife Pamela Bach over custody of their two teenage daughters.
"The judge said, 'Enough is enough,' " Hasselhoff said outside Superior Court after a closed hearing.
Hasselhoff was awarded primary physical custody and full legal custody of the two girls, said Melvin Goldsman, his attorney.
The teens will mainly live with their father, who will have responsibility for making decisions about their health, education and welfare, Goldsman said.
"We're all gratified with the court's decision today, and David looks forward to moving on and living his life with his children," the attorney said.
Bach and her lawyer, Debra Opri, declined to talk about the case in detail as they left the courthouse, saying they were prevented from doing so by a court order.
"We're feeling good. The system works," Opri said.
"The truth will be told," Bach said when asked about Hasselhoff's statements.
Hasselhoff, the former star of TV's "Baywatch" and "Knight Rider," and Bach had been splitting custody of their daughters, Hayley, 14, and Taylor, 17.
On May 7, Superior Court Judge Mark Juhas put a hold on Hasselhoff's visitation privileges for two weeks after the public leak of a videotape showing an apparently drunken Hasselhoff struggling to eat a cheeseburger while on the floor of his Las Vegas home.
One of his daughters is heard chastising him.
His visitation rights were later restored.
Hasselhoff, a recovering alcoholic, told the syndicated entertainment TV show "Extra" that he was humbled by the support he received after the videotape aired.
Outside court Friday, he said the media attention surrounding the case had been difficult.
"We're all gonna deal with our issues," he said. "We're all gonna get through life and hopefully spend the rest of this glorious, blessed day on the beach."
The actor had been living in Nevada while appearing in the Las Vegas production of "The Producers." He has resumed his judging job on NBC's "America's Got Talent."
Hasselhoff and Bach were married in December 1989. He filed for divorce in January 2006, and their divorce was final in August.