The bitter child custody battle between actress Paula Patton and R&B singer Robin Thicke takes a nasty turn as Robin is ordered to stay away from Paula and their six-year-old son Julian...
A temporary restraining order against Robin Thicke has been granted after his ex-wife Paula Patton accused him of coming to her house and banging on the door incessantly and then exposed previously hidden issues of physical abuse.
From People Magazine
In Patton’s 52-page request for a domestic violence restraining order, Patton alleged, “Robin had a temper and could be volatile at times,” detailing a number of apparent abusive episodes.
One such episode was around their son’s third birthday in April of 2013, when Patton, according to documents, said she “observed him to have inappropriate contact with the masseuse … Robin became so enraged that I had interrupted his ‘massage’ that he broke down the locked door.” Shortly after, the declaration reads, “Robin became physically violent with me. He pushed me down and kicked me.” Following the incident, the restraining order request asserts they went to one marriage counseling session, and “Robin again admitted to me that he had a drug and alcohol problem and that it was affecting his behavior.”
Patton alleged in the documents that Thicke became violent while they were at the Cannes Film Festival that same year, saying, “we began fighting. Robin hit me with a closed fist to my upper body and then pushed me onto the ground.”
Patton said that Thicke’s behavior; cheating (after returning from his tour in 2013, “he came home and told me that he had unprotected sex with seven other women,” Patton’s declaration reads); and drug use led to their 2014 separation and the end of their marriage.
The actress said a breaking point came around the MTV VMAs in 2013, after which she alleges in the declaration that she found Thicke in bed with two naked women.
“I wanted to leave Robin but at the same time, I was incredibly fearful of angering him, and I did not want our son to grow up in a broken home. I was afraid of Robin’s volatility, his retribution,” her declaration reads. “He would often threaten that he would leave both of us penniless given IRS tax liens incurred by him during the course of the marriage.”Robin has been ordered to stay at least 100 yards away and have no contact Paula or their son.