Michelle Rounds' petition for sole custody is an "attempt to use a child for her own gain," says O'Donnell's rep

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Rosie O’Donnell‘s divorce from Michelle Rounds just got more complicated.

O’Donnell filed for divorce from her wife in February, but Rounds was filing for sole custody of their 2-year-old daughter Dakota on Tuesday, according to Page Six.

“This is an absurd and desperate attempt to use a child for her own gain,” O’Donnell’s rep tells PEOPLE.

But a lawyer for Rounds told Page Six the attempt to gain full custody “is unequivocally in their child s best interest and general welfare.”

The former host of The View, 53, and the New York-based headhunter wed in June 2012 and separated last November.

O’Donnell has four older children with her ex-partner Kelli Carpenter.

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