The situation with your friend's ex is not the same. There's no evidence that this was Jesse's only concern and there's definitely no evidence of child abuse. Yes, his children are paying a price. They have the paparazzi following them to school and Sandra reportedly has moved out. Their lives have been disrupted and there will be unknown consequences. But, it doesn't mean that he's a neglectful and abusive parent or that his children would necessarily be better off with their other parents.