Another day, another saga in the Adrienne Maloof/Paul Nassif divorce. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills couple as been dragging each other through the mud since their separation was made public. After allegations of verbal and physical abuse against each other, Adrienne accused Paul of being violent towards their children. An emergency hearing was held, and Adrienne was awarded temporary sole custody of the pair's sons.
This week, the Department of Children and Family Services found that the claims of abuse against the children were unfounded, and Paul went to court to regain visitation with his three boys. Yesterday, Paul was awarded supervised visitation of his children. Um…didn't he just get cleared? Sounds like there could be more to the story and the flying accusations!
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A source tells Radar Online, "There were concerns about Paul's temper, and this is the reason why the judge ordered him to have supervised visitation with their three sons."
The insider reveals, "Paul had wanted the judge to re-instate his visitation when he went into court on Wednesday but his request was denied. The judge would have given Paul his legal rights back to the kids if he felt that the allegations involving physical and emotional abuse lacked merit. Yes, Paul was cleared by social workers of physical abuse allegations but that doesn't mean that there aren't other areas of concern when it comes to the safety and well-being of the kids."
The site has excerpts from the sworn declarations that originally gained Adrienne the restraining order against Paul. A former DEA agent and family friend stated, "I was also present at the family residence on Wednesday, September 12, 2012, when Paul arrived to pick up the children. I saw that Paul looked very angry, and he yelled at Adrienne about not taking the boys to soccer practice. I saw Paul grab one of the six-year-old twins by the hair, and he yanked the child. The child started screaming and appeared to be very frightened."
The declaration continues, "I am worried about the well-being of the children when they are with Paul because he reacts violently in many situations. I have seen him react to the behaviors of the children and his usual response is to yell at them, grab them, and pull them away to get them to stop whatever they are doing that he does not like." I don't like the sound of that, Paul!
The family chef also submitted an affidavit to the court, citing, "While at the residence Paul had a nightly habit of drinking one-and-a-half highball glasses full of scotch without ice or water…..When Paul drinks, Paul tends to fight with Adrienne. I have overheard many arguments between Adrienne and Paul and during some arguments I have heard Adrienne say, 'Get off me. Get away from me.'" Is this the same chef who hates Lisa Vanderpump? He may not be that credible. I mean, who can hate Lisa?
In Adrienne's sworn declaration, she recalls, "Paul Nassif has often shoved me to the ground, pulled my hair and yelled at me. Most recently, in July 2012, he shoved me to the ground with enough force that I hit my head on the floor when I fell. I immediately jumped up because I knew that if I stayed down I could be kicked. He grabbed my hair and pulled. I grabbed his hair, trying to get him off of me."
A hearing will be held on October 9 to determine whether the temporary order should be made permanent. In the meantime, Paul will have supervised visitation for the next two Saturdays from 9-5.
The source concludes, "Just because there was no evidence found of physical abuse by social workers doesn't mean that Paul is off the hook. Paul has a temper and he is going to have to learn to handle it better."
I absolutely hate, hate, hate to hear all of this!
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