Adrienne Maloof wins restraining order against Paul Nassif
Reality TV star Adrienne Maloof has been awarded a temporary restraining order against her estranged husband, Dr. Paul Nassif, after telling a judge that Paul choked one of their kids last Thursday.
According to reports, 50-year-old Paul Nassif was ordered by a court on Wednesday to stay at least 100 yards away from Adrienne Maloof and their children.
Paul Nassif and Adrienne Maloof have three boys from their nine years of marriage: nine-year-old Gavin and six-year-olds Christian and Collin.
The businesswoman and TV personality as awarded with temporary custody of their three children the very same day after she accused the plastic surgeon of being violent towards their kids, claiming he had “slapped” and “choked” them.
Court documents stated that Nassif is now being investigated by the Los Angeles Department of Children & Family Services over the allegations of Adrienne Maloof.
Media outlet Radar Online reports that the couple’s marriage counsellor Dr. Charles Sophy submitted a sworn statement to the court.
The statement reads: “On Sunday, September 16, 2012, Adrienne called and told me about an incident involving Paul and the children that occurred on Thursday, September 13, 2012. Specifically, Adrienne told me that Paul and the children were in the car when Paul became angry in response to Collin kicking Christian’s seat, and that he tried to hit the kids while they were all in the car.”
Reports said that Dr. Sophy interviewed the children of Adrienne Maloof and Paul Nassif, with their permission. He added: “All three children appeared anxious and fearful. They are reluctant to share the details of what happened. I further learned that prior to my meeting with the children on Tuesday, a referral was made to the Department of Children and Family Services. I feel that DCFS is capable of determining the safety and risk issues to be mitigated and ensuring the children’s safety and health.”
Meanwhile, Paul Nassif vehemently denies the accusations that he was violent towards his three children. The plastic surgeon’s legal team said they were “blindsided by the allegations.”
His lawyer, Lisa Meyer has referred to the accusations as “gamesmanship.”
Paul Nassif had applied for custody of their children and for a judge to order Adrienne Maloof to vacate the family mansion so he could move back in, but his request was denied.
In early October, a court hearing will take place to determine if the temporary restraining order and custody arrangement filed by Adrienne Maloof will be made permanent.
According to reports, reality star Adrienne Maloof has also put her marital home on the market for $26 million, but it is not known if her estranged husband is aware of her decision to sell the mansion.
Back in 2004, the couple bought the property — which was featured in the reality show “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” — for $12.7 million. The 20,000 square feet French chateau-style estate features eight-bedrooms and eleven bathrooms.
Paul Nassif and Adrienne Maloof are understood to have a prenuptial agreement in place and Adrienne, whose fortune is said to total $300 million, is said to be confident it will give protection to her family fortune.
Adrienne is the only daughter of billionaire entrepreneur George J. Maloof Sr. Her myriad of business interests include the various holdings of Maloof Companies, of which she is co-owner – notably the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, the basketball team Sacramento Kings, development company Maloof Productions, and record company Maloof Music.