Tamra Judge’s Son Calls Out Simon Barney For Physically Abusing Tamra

Tamra Barney in Hawaii with daughter Sophia

It is so bizarre to me that people would put their entire lives on display for our entertainment (I'm not complaining though!), but I find it terribly disturbing that even with cameras in their faces 24/7, so much more drama goes on behind the scenes. More than one housewife in the Bravo franchise has claimed to be the victim of domestic abuse while on the show, and now Tamra Judge's son is calling out his former step-father's violent behavior.

In response to Simon Barney's allegations that his Real Housewives' of Orange County ex-wife is a neglectful and abusive parent, Ryan Vieth is coming to Tamra's defense while lodging some pretty intense accusations of his own. Sadly, I am not at all shocked by what he reveals.


According to All Things Real Housewives, Tamra suffered abuse at the hands of Simon on more than one occasion. A source close to the reality star tells the site, “She was hit so hard that she had black eyes and a busted lip,” adding, “Tamra refused to press charges on Simon. Simon was arrested a few years ago for domestic violence as well.”

Ryan took his claims to Facebook, writing, “I am not going to sit here in silence any longer. I will NOT allow this piece of sh*t Simon Barney to do this to my Mother. I lived with this man growing up, I witnessed first hand what a controlling bastard he is. It’s his way or no way!"

Detailing Simon's horrendous behavior, Ryan reveals, "I was 11 years old the first time Simon beat my Mom up and was arrested. I watched him verbally beat her down many times. He caused so many problems between me and my Mom and now he is doing it with my sister Sidney. He verbally abused both of us their entire relationship. That’s why I moved out at 18."

He continues, "Bottom line, He can’t stand to see my Mom happy with Eddie. What he is doing to my brother and sisters is wrong. He doesn’t want his kids full time, he just wants to hurt my Mom. He knew exactly what he was doing when he filed those papers. He knew it would become public and destroy our mother. A responsible father that cared about his kids would have brought his “evidence” in front of a judge and not to the press. I hope the judge throws him in jail where he belongs.”

This is just a sad situation for those poor children. I have always thought Ryan seemed like a stand-up kid, and there was clearly no love lost between him and Simon when both were appearing on RHOC