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01/27/2017 10:27 am ET

Paula Patton Accuses Robin Thicke Of Domestic Abuse In New Court Docs

She was granted a restraining order against her ex-husband after a judge found a history of physical violence.

TMZ reports that Paula Patton has been granted a temporary restraining order against ex-husband Robin Thicke, whom she she accused of physically abusing her amid their ongoing custody battle over their 6-year-old son, Julian. 

According to court documents obtained by People magazine, a Los Angeles judge ruled Thursday that Thicke must remain at least 100 yards away from Patton, the former couple’s son and Patton’s mother, Joyce, noting that Thicke “has a history of domestic violence.”

Patton and Thicke’s nine-year marriage ended in 2014, and they finalized their divorce in May 2015. But their custody battle rages on. 

According to Patton’s 52-page request for a domestic violence restraining order, the 41-year-old claims, “Robin had a temper and could be volatile at times,” and went on to provide examples of abusive incidents. Patton lists their son’s birthday in April 2013 as one such occasion.

In the documents, Patton also claims that she observed Thicke having “inappropriate contact with the masseuse” and says he “became so enraged that I had interrupted his ‘massage’ that he broke down the locked door.” Patton goes on to explain that Thicke “became physically violent with me. He pushed me down and kicked me.”

Another incident allegedly took place at the Cannes Film Festival in 2013. “We began fighting. Robin hit me with a closed fist to my upper body and then pushed me onto the ground,” Patton claims in the document. 

She also contends that Thicke endangered her with his infidelity and says the singer admitted to having unprotected sex with seven other women.

Thicke is denying the allegations. His lawyer responded to the documents, telling People in a statement, “Paula never reported any domestic violence until she was in a position of contempt by violating the custody orders. DCFS asked both Paula and Robin to drug test. Robin agreed and submitted to his test, but Paula refused to test. Infidelity has nothing to do with custody. She is attempting to throw anything at him to hurt him, but Robin’s focus is their son.” 

Need help? In the U.S., call 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) for the National Domestic Violence Hotline .

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