Cops Called To Paula Patton’s Home
There’s more custody drama between Paula Patton and Robin Thicke. As previously reported, earlier this week, the actress’ request to limit her ex husband’s joint custody of their 6-year-old son, Julian, was rejected in court.
On Friday, law enforcement officials were called to Patton’s home in Calabasas after Julian didn’t arrive at school. He had missed his visitation with Thicke the evening before. The incident was described as “a non-event” but said “it involved a child not wanting to go with someone.”
According to court docs, Patton texted Thicke to tell him she was picking up their son on Thursday, Jan. 5, despite the fact that it was Thicke’s custodial time. Thicke’s lawyer Angela Pierce di Donato says,
Paula sent someone to school to intercept Julian, in violation of the custody orders. She did not return him to school today.
The lawyer adds,
Julian only shows any evidence of emotional harm when questioned by Paula or in her presence.
However, a source paints a different story saying,
Julian has made it clear he does not feel safe in his father’s presence, a fact confirmed today by the Malibu Sheriff’s Department determination — with Mr. Thicke present — that the child needed to remain with his mother.
In legal docs filed prior to the incident, Patton accuses Thicke of physically abusing Julian. She also says, she’s
become concerned about ’s drinking and drug use, as well as the forms of punishment he is using to discipline Julian.
A school counselor also states in court papers that Julian told her that his father
punches him so hard, but never where someone can see.
The source adds:
It is well-documented in court declarations, not only by the mother, but by two school officials as well as the child’s nanny, that there are allegations of abusive behavior by Mr. Thicke. To be clear, it was concern by school officials, not Ms. Patton, that led DCFS to initiate their ongoing investigation into allegations of abuse by the father. Despite Mr. Thicke’s intent to smear her as a mother, Ms. Patton must do everything in her power to protect her son.
Thicke denies this, saying he had “never exceeded age-appropriate discipline” with Julian and only spanked him “lightly” as a “last resort,” and he says he and Patton had agreed to that type of discipline. He says he has not had physical contact with Julian since Dec. 31, and that after Julian’s first day back at school on Jan. 3, Patton refused to let father and son FaceTime in private.
Neither Patton nor Thicke have commented publicly about this dispute.