Paula Patton took her fight with Robin Thicke to a new level yesterday, obtaining a restraining order against her ex-husband and revealing his alleged "long history of domestic abuse" in the process.
According to TMZ, Patton went to court to seek a restraining order against Thicke so he can't come near her, their son, Julian, or her mom. The judge granted the order, citing the many accusations of domestic violence committed by Robin Thicke that were clocked by the court. Among them, a 2013 restraining order after Patton claimed Thicke punched her in the gut and pushed her to the ground when they were at the Cannes Film Festival.
There's allegedly more. Paula claims Thicke threatened multiple times to "bash my f***ing head in." She adds that he was also verbally abusive, has had a serious cocaine problem and once even called her while he was having sex with another woman.
As a result, Paula is seeking to have custody of 6-year-old Julian stripped from Thicke, and a judge has agreed to do so on a temporary basis. A source close to Robin denies Paula's allegations, telling TMZ, "If these multi-year-old allegations were true, why is she only raising them now in the midst of a custody dispute where she's the only one violating the judge by denying Robin access to the boy?"
Thicke has clapped back with accusations of his own, and has asked the Department of Child and Family Services to investigate her for emotional abuse.
These are some very serious allegations. Sadly, 6-year-old Julian is caught in this crossfire.