Judge restricts Robin Thicke's contact with son, ex-wife

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January 30, 2017
File Robin Thicke and Paula Patton

LOS ANGELES (AP):

A judge ordered Robin Thicke to have only monitored visits with his six-year-old son and stay away from his ex-wife, actress Paula Patton, after she accused the singer of emotionally abusing them during an ongoing custody dispute.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Colin Leis issued the temporary restraining order after Patton also accused the singer of physically abusing her during their marriage, which ended in March 2015.

She also said the Blurred Lines singer has traumatised her and her son by demanding visitation and refusing to leave her mother's home last week.

Thicke's attorney, Larry Ginsberg, wrote, in a court filing opposing the restraining order, that there was no basis to issue it and called it a retaliatory move by Patton after she was denied sole custody earlier this month.

Patton's sworn declaration includes several allegations that Thicke was abusive during their marriage and pushed her to the ground and kicked her during a fight in April 2013.

She also accused him of numerous infidelities during their marriage and having a substance abuse problem.