A judge reportedly issued a restraining order against singer Robin Thicke, barring him from going near his ex-wife, actress Paula Patton or their 6-year-old son.
The Los Angeles judge temporarily removed Thicke's custody of Julian on Thursday and approved a domestic violence restraining order requested by Patton.
In addition to his ex-wife and Julian, the order requires Thicke to stay away from Patton's mother as well.
Patton has sworn to a judge Robin Thicke beat her during their marriage. According to Paula's declaration filed in support of her domestic violence restraining order in May 2013 at the Cannes Film Festival, she and Robin got into a fight and Robin hit her with a closed fist to her upper body and then pushed her onto the ground. She claims he threatened multiple times to "bash my f***ing head in."
According to TMZ, there is a specific finding by the judge that Robin Thicke "has a history of domestic violence."
The new legal action comes less than a month after Patton accused Thicke of child abuse, claiming to officials at Julian's school that the singer had spanked their son excessively.
The actress wrote in a court declaration: "Over the past year, I have become concerned about (Thicke's) drinking and drug use, as well as the forms of punishment he is using to discipline Julian."
A Los Angeles judge previously shot down Patton's request to reduce her former husband's interaction with their son, but things changed Thursday when Thicke and Patton appeared in court.Both Thicke and Patton appeared before the judge in a Los Angeles courtroom to ask for complete custody of Julian, and the judge reportedly sided with the boy's mother.
Thicke's lawyer, meanwhile, claims the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services is investigating Patton for potential emotional abuse.
Thicke filed a declaration from his attorney stating that the Department of Children and Family Services informed him they're closing their investigation regarding the alleged spanking, deeming the claims "unfounded."
The "Blurred Lines" singer previously admitted to light-spanking as a form of punishment on an infrequent basis, and said Patton was okay with it.
He said, "On a very rare occasion and only as a last resort, I will use light spanking, but it is consistent with the law — open hand on the butt."
Patton and Thicke divorced in 2015 after 10 years of marriage.
Source: TMZ, NY Daily News