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Joss Whedon needs his own birth certificate to get wife a green card

“Avengers” director Joss Whedon is having an id disaster.

The “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” author is being compelled to bounce by way of authorized hoops to get a copy of his authentic birth certificate — so his Canadian wife gained’t be deported, in accordance to authorized filings.

Whedon, 56, was born Joseph Hill Whedon within the Massive Apple in 1964, however has used the nickname “Joss” for many years, even on his driver’s license and passport, in accordance to courtroom papers.

When he tried to get the necessary doc on-line, he was rejected due to the discrepancy. When he and a lawyer known as the town’s Workplace of Important Data and pleaded his case, a clerk quipped, “Properly, that’s not actual life. You want to get a courtroom order and an emergency request for birth certificate earlier than we might help you with that,” in accordance to authorized filings.

“For many years, I’ve passed by the title Joss Hill Whedon in all of my private {and professional} dealings,” he says within the authorized papers searching for the courtroom order. “I urgently want a copy of my birth certificate in reference to a pending United States immigration matter involving my partner, Heather Horton, a Canadian citizen.

“Ms. Horton and I’ll undergo fast and irreparable hurt if I don’t receive a copy of my birth certificate on an emergency foundation,” he added.

Whedon and Horton, a painter, met when the director started accumulating her paintings, which regularly options water. The 2 are scheduled to meet with immigration authorities in Los Angeles “quickly,” in accordance to New York courtroom papers. With out the birth certificate proving her well-known husband’s American citizenship, Horton can’t get a green card and may very well be compelled to return to Canada, he claims.

The couple married in Honolulu on Feb. 24, however their Hawaiian marriage certificate accommodates errors which can’t be fastened with out his birth certificate, he added. The errors embody an incorrect maiden title for Whedon’s mother Ann, and his birthplace as “Santa Monica, New York,” a city that doesn’t exist.

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Joss Whedon can not get his Canadian wife a green card with out a copy of his birth certificate.
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Whedon has been beneath fireplace for months, accused of “gross, abusive, unprofessional, and fully unacceptable” conduct on the set of “Justice League” by actor Ray Fisher.

The accusations set off a firestorm of revelations of a “poisonous” work setting from actors who labored on Whedon’s seminal present, “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and its observe up, “Angel.”

The director has denied wrongdoing.

The town declined remark. Whedon is slated for a digital listening to in Manhattan Supreme Court docket subsequent week.

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