In a statement released, via the OC Register, Simon, 46, denies any wrong doing and cites his refusal to allow his children to film for the 6th season of the Real Housewives of Orange County, as the sole reason Tamra decided to call the cops on him. Simon also alleges Tamra is now trying to get sole custody of their three children together.
Simon’s statement is below -
“There are a lot of rumors and speculation about the events of September 20th. I am confident and have faith that the truth will come out in the courts instead of the media. This incident was a setup by my ex-wife and she is already using it to make a claim for 100% custody of our children. It stems primarily from me refusing permission for our children to be filmed on her reality show, ‘Real Housewives of Orange County.’
Recently my ex-wife and the production company have pressured me to allow the children to be filmed. I have always refused because I don’t believe it is in our children’s best interest to be exploited in this way. This has not set well with my ex-wife. If she succeeds in obtaining 100% custody, she will then be able to give permission for the children to be filmed even though I object.
I have never been a danger to either my ex-wife or our children, as she has recently claimed. As so many people know, I love our children more than anything in the world. To me, it is tragic that any parent would go to such extreme measures as using custody to allow their children to be filmed on a reality program. I pray for my ex wife and our children all the time.”
According to the OC Register, Simon answered “No” when asked if he threw a plastic dog leash at Tamra. As we reported yesterday, Tamra is already working to get a restraining order against Simon.
“Apparently Simon went to his ex-wife’s home to return the dog he was watching,” Orange County Sheriff’s spokesman Jim Amorminotells PEOPLE. “According to the victim, he threw a retractable dog leash at her, she lifted her arm in a defensive move, and it struck her wrist.”
Radar is also reporting this morning that Tamra is planning to get a restraining order against Simon.
According to Radar, Tamra showed up to the courthouse Tuesday afternoon, alongside boyfriend Eddie Judgeand Bravo cameras, to inquire about filing a restraining order against Simon.
When asked to give a comment regarding the domestic dispute, Tamra said “I can’t talk about it right now, maybe later.” Tamra however nodded yes when asked is she planned of filing a restraining order.
In addition to Tamra’s court appearance, a “source” tells RadarOnline she plans of filing the restraining order sometime this week. Judging by the fact that Bravo cameras followed Tamra to the courthouse, it’s safe to assume we will be watching this drama unfold on the 6th season of the Real Housewives of OC.
As for what led to the violent altercation, Radar reveals the argument had to do with Tamra planning a birthday party for one of their kids at her house. Despite inviting Simon to the party, he apparently felt she should have chosen a more neutral location.
The altercation took place Monday night as Simon was returning their small dog back to Tamra’s house (the two share custody of the dog). A source tells Radar that Simon “was angry and threw the leash at her and hit her with it.” The source adds that “their kids were in the house and started crying. It was a bad scene.”
Tamra, who has been dating Eddie Judgefor months now, felt that Simon went too far. “The leash hit Tamra. She wasn’t sure what to do,” says the source. “But she knew she couldn’t tolerate the violence. She called the cops.”
Simon is scheduled to be arraigned today. He is expected to enter a plea to the charge. TMZ is also reporting that Simon is still in police custody. His mugshot is below. The sixth season of the Real Housewives of OC is currently filming, though Simon will no longer be a part of the show.
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Pictured above is Peggy Tanous and husband Micah Tanous on their wedding day. Radar is reporting the Alexis Bellino clone Peggy has joined the cast and has even began filming scenes with the other housewives.
Oddly enough, Peggy is said to be a friend of Alexis Bellinowith insiders describing her as being “truthful and blunt” and someone “who always tell it the way it is.”
Peggy’s husband, Micah, is described as being an internet entrepreneur. Peggy and Micah have two daughters together.
According to Radar, Peggy will be joining existing cast members Vicki Gunvalson, Gretchen Rossi, Tamra Barney and Alexis Bellino. Lynne Curtin’s name was left out of the list, could she be off the show? Only time will tell.
Alexis, who might or might not have gotten a new face since her Bravo show went off the air, hosted a Hawaii Day luau at the TAO Beach on Friday where she joked about Jim’s nonalleged controlling ways. Alexis told the crowd, “I think we all know that I am the one in charge!” The couple also hit up LAVO for more celebrating.
More pictures of Alexis, 33, below as the mother of three even stripped down to show off her bikini body at TAO Beach.
In other OC news, are Tamra Barney and Lynne Curtinnew BFFS? It seems so as the two have been photographed together quite a bit lately. Tamra and Lynne were first photographed together at the Kari Feinstein MTV Movie Awards Style Lounge picking up some free swag. They were also photographed together days later running in a Rock n’ Roll Marathon. Also in attendance was Tamra’s boyfriend, Eddie Judge, as the two seem to be going strong.
According to TMZ, Ryan Vieth was arrested on Wednesday night after cops pulled him over for a minor traffic stop and then learned there was an active warrant out for his arrest.
This all stems from a recent missed court appearance in connection with a prior traffic problem. Ryan is currently being held on $15,000 bail and is scheduled to face the judge later today.
So TMZ reported Ryan’s arrest this morning, however Tamra already gave an exclusive interview about her son’s arrest to RadarOnline last night.
Tamra reveals to Radar that she received a phone call from Ryan alerting her that he had been arrested, but claims she is done enabling him. “I haven’t spoken to Ryan since his arrest, I am livid. I’m done enabling him.”I’ve cried my last tear for him, I don’t have anymore,” said Tamra.
Ryan, 24, is currently unemployed and living with Tamra’s mother. Tamra continued, “I love Ryan, but he needs to grow up. I’ve enabled him way too much throughout his life and it’s over.”He’s an adult now and needs to start providing for himself. “When he gets of jail there is going to be an intervention with him. “He goes to court tomorrow, Friday, I won’t be there. “I love him but enough is enough, he needs to grow up.”
In attendance were Alexis Bellino and her husband, Lynne Curtin and her daughter Alexa, as well as Tamra Barney. According to numerous reports, Tamra walked the red carpet with her new beau Eddie Judge. They were however not photographed together. Not in attendance was Gretchen Rossi who of course had much bigger fish to fry.
And I hate to think it, say it, or even admit it but Alexis looks much prettier since her plastic surgery, no?
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After a few weeks of silence, it seems Tamra Barneyand Simon Barney are back at it again. Despite their past pleas and promises to make their impending divorce peaceful for the sake of their kids, their actions continue to tell a different story.
According to TheDirty website, Real Housewives of Orange County star Simon posted the following message on his facebook page this past weekend: “It was Tamra’s weekend to have the kids & she left & went to LA with Lynne, Frank & her Boy Toy. She was suppose to return Sunday but she called and said she got “Stuck” in LA. LA is only 45 min. away how do you get “Stuck”? But yet she had pics of them out at lunch & shopping yesterday.”
A quick look at Simon’s facebook page this morning shows no mention of the above post, but there’s a good chance he has since deleted it.
Tamra however didn’t take too well to the post/accusation and sent the site’s owner, Nik Richie (yes the same Nik Richie who just married former Bachelor winner Shayne Lamas), the following text message -
“Hi Nik, I just read the recent post about me going to L.A. It makes me sick that Simon stoops to such low levels to make me look bad. I’m not going to get into a public pissing match with this bitch! But it is all a lie to make me look bad. He is mad cause I was out having fun WITHOUT him. His control issues will never stop. I hope the man gets help soon.”
A screenshot of Tamra’s text message is below. Tamra and Simon both need to stop airing their dirty laundry and start acting like adults, at least for the sake of their kids.
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