Olympic skier Bode Miller and former U.S. Marine Sara McKenna have reached a temporary truce in their New York custody fight over their 14-month-old son. McKenna and the Sochi bronze medalist will share time with the toddler over the next four months.
Monday’s agreement came shortly before both parents were to testify at a Manhattan Family Court hearing. Miller declined to comment. McKenna said it was best that the hearing would wait until more facts are gathered.
Miller lives in California and had claimed paternity there. McKenna moved east to attend Columbia University.
The case spurred concern among women’s rights activists last year. Family Court referee Fiordaliza Rodriguez said McKenna had been “irresponsible” by moving while pregnant to New York from California.
A unanimous panel of the Appellate Division, First Department, overturned that ruling (NYLJ, Nov. 15, 2013).