Tom Hanks' Son Is Suing His Ex over Alleged Assault & Theft — Fast Facts about Chet Hanks
A lawsuit was filed by Chet Hanks against his ex, accusing her of assault and theft. However, she claimed he is the one that was being violent. Here are more things to know about him.
Chet Hanks was born Chester Marlon Hanks. The 30-year-old has been a celebrity since the day he was born as the son of Hollywood legend Tom Hanks and acclaimed actress Rita Wilson.
Since a difference exists between his controversial image and his father Tom's wholesome reputation, Chet has been labeled as the black sheep of the Hanks family. Scroll below to learn more about Chet.
Chet Hanks on June 26, 2017 in Los Angeles, California | Photo: Getty Images
'WHITE BOY SUMMER' CONTROVERSY
Chet, best known for his roles on "Empire" and "Shameless," was criticized for using a "racist" font on the new merchandise from his collection, which is also controversially titled White Boy Summer.
He has been criticized for using a Gothic-style font that is almost identical to the font used by white nationalists on his black and white range of clothes, including hoodies, t-shirts, and caps.
HE IS A FATHER
With his ex-girlfriend, Tiffany Miles, Chet has a daughter named Micaiah, who was born in April 2016. The actor keeps that aspect of his life mostly hidden from the public eye.
The year before Chet's daughter was born, the British Police searched for him for trashing a hotel room and later forced him to go to rehab for his cocaine addiction.
Chet Hanks and his daughter, Michaiah, spending time together as she sits around his neck. | Photo: Instagram/chethanx
HE PURSUED MUSIC CAREER
When Chet decided to pursue a music career, he went by the name "Chet Haze." One of his most famous parodies was Wiz Khalifa's track "Black & Yellow." He released the song "White and Purple."
He said it all began when he learned Parker had allegedly stolen from him.
Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson and Chet Hanks at the Pacific Design Center on August 29, 2010 in West Hollywood, California. | Photo: Getty Images
UGLY DISPUTE WITH HIS EX
According to court documents in Fort Bend County, Texas, Chet is embroiled in an ugly dispute with his ex-girlfriend, Kiana Parker, who has been granted a temporary protective order against him.
It's the latest development in an escalating dispute involving allegations of violence, theft, fights, racial slurs, threats with a weapon, and fighting at the pair's Sugar Land, Texas, home recently.
On January 12, Parker filed a protective order against Chet, alleging he was assaulting her, threw things at her, and threatening her with a gun in multiple encounters as their relationship declined.
As for Chet's side of the story, he recently filed a lawsuit against Parker in connection with the bloody face incident. He said it all began when he learned Parker had allegedly stolen from him.
Chet said Parker showed up that day with three men, one of whom he alleges flashed a gun at him. He sued her for assault and battery, theft, and the return of the money allegedly stolen from him.
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