Oakland County Circuit Judge Lisa Gorcyca has been overseeing a bitter divorce case between a Michigan couple. The case took a turn for the bizarre after Judge Gorcyca tossed the couple’s three children into juvenile detention after refusing to have lunch with their father.
Omer Tsimhoni, an engineer with GM, and Dr. Maya Eibschitz-Tsimhoni, a pediatric eye doctor, have been embroiled in a five-year battle over custody of their children and the settling of their divorce. According to the Detroit Free Press, Dr. Eibschitz-Tsimhoni continually defied Judge Gorcyca’s suggestion that the children spend more time with their father, especially since he works in Israel and visits Detroit sparingly.
Eibschitz-Tsimhoni finally agreed to allow the children to meet with their father for lunch at a June 24 hearing, which came as a direct order from Judge Gorcyca. The Tsimhoni children, one 9-year-old girl, and two boys aged 10 and 14, are now all at the Children’s Village detention center in the county after the oldest boy said he didn’t want to have lunch with his dad because he was violent to his mother.
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Three Oakland County children who refused to go to lunch with their father, as part of a bitter divorce and custody battle between their parents, are spending their summer in the county’s juvenile detention center, according to court records.
“We’ll review it when school starts, and you may be going to school there,” Oakland County Family Court Judge Lisa Gorcyca told the children during a June 24 hearing, referring to the center in Waterford Township called Children’s Village, where authorities house as many as 200 juvenile offenders.
Gorcyca, who blamed their mother for poisoning the children’s attitude toward their father, ordered the children be sent to the center for defying her orders — while in court — that they go to lunch with their father.
Judge Gorcyca accused the mother of corrupting the minds of her children, even calling it a comparison to the brainwashing used by convicted killer, Charlie Manson. The father is hoping for a quick resolution to the matter and appears to want his children out of the detention center.
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