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Cyndy Garvey Out of Jail; Children with Her Ex-Husband

October 4, 1989

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ A sobbing Cyndy Garvey was released from jail Tuesday, one day after she was arrested for refusing to allow ex-husband Steve Garvey court-ordered visits with their two daughters.

Ms. Garvey climbed into a BMW automobile with her attorney at 2:20 p.m. She didn’t speak to a dozen reporters and camera crews awaiting her release from the Sybil Brand Institute, the county’s jail for women.

Garvey, a former baseball star, meanwhile, was ″somewhere in Southern California″ with his two teen-age daughters, his lawyer said. They will stay with him through the week.

Ms. Garvey was released several hours after the 2nd Court of Appeals said the Superior Court had ″abused its discretion″ by not granting her bail after it ordered her to jail Monday for contempt of court.

Superior Court Judge Frances Rothschild had convicted her of violating a December 1988 order that required daughters Whitney, 13, and Krisha, 14, to spend every Tuesday afternoon and two weekends a month with their father.

Ms. Garvey, a substitute on a Cable News Network talk show, was found guilty of 43 contempt of court violations. She was ordered to spend five days in jail, then return Nov. 3 for a hearing on an additional 126-day jail sentence and two years probation.

Garvey, a first baseman who had an 18-year major league career with the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres, was divorced from Ms. Garvey in 1981 and recently remarried.

The former baseball star was in the news earlier this year when he admitted that he had fathered the children of two other women. One of them is suing him.

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