On Thursday, Jan. 26, Paula Patton was granted a temporary restraining order against ex-husband Robin Thicke amid the former couple’s ongoing custody battle over their six-year-old son Julian.
According to court documents obtained by People magazine, the singer must stay at least 100 yards from the actress, their son, and her mother, Joyce Patton. “[Paula] is in reasonable apprehension of imminent serious bodily injury to herself and the child,” the 41-year-old’s attorney, Larry Bakman, wrote while requesting the restraining order.
In the filing, the Jumping the Broom star accused her ex of alcohol and drug addiction, infidelity, and physical and emotional abuse. “Robin had a temper and could be volatile at times,” she alleged in the papers, while detailing multiple incidents. In April 2013, she claimed to have walked in on him having inappropriate contact with a masseuse. “Robin became so enraged that I had interrupted his ‘massage’ that he broke down the locked door,” she wrote. “Robin became physically violent with me. He pushed me down and kicked me.”
The couple in 2011. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
She went on to say that he blamed his drug and alcohol use for his behavior. After returning from tour that same year, Robin reportedly “came home and told me that he had unprotected sex with seven other women,” Paula stated.
The pair finalized their divorce in 2015 and Robin was granted overnights with his son every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday as part of their custody agreement. Paula said that the pair had co-parented amicably until recently when she became concerned about her former spouse’s methods of disciplining Julian.
A source close to the situation tells People that the Department of Community & Family Services is still investigating their case.
In a statement to People, Robin’s lawyer said, “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.”
We hope the duo can work things out for the sake of their child.