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Hasselhoff Blocked from Seeing His Kids

5/7/2007 2:32 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned that a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge has suspended David Hasselhoff's right to visit his children in the wake of the videotape showing the actor drunk on his living room floor.
Opri and The Hoff
Hasselhoff is allowed to have telephone contact only.

On May 21, the judge will hold a hearing on the videotape and how it will affect Hasselhoff's long-term visitation rights.

The judge also ordered that Hasselhoff, his ex-wife Pamela Bach-Hasselhoff and their kids meet with a psychologist prior to the May 21st hearing. The psychologist has the power to adjust the judge's order after meeting with the fractured family.

Strangely, the judge never admitted the videotape into evidence but said it didn't matter because he's a "normal human being" who reads, among other things, TMZ.

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31.

Wow.    

How old are his kids?

2622 days ago
32.

Diana    

OK... does this now set the precedent for all drinking parents? If so, there will be a lot of kids without parents! Maybe the courts should look a little bit closer at MOM. I would be you will find an enabler or a co-addictive person. Does this make the punishment fair for Dad? I think not? This is a celebrity thing. They seem to all get taped by the oh, so perfect mothers! Waaa, Waaa, this is all so ridiculous. Not fair whatsoever.

2622 days ago
33.

Loser O'Quinn    

Ms. Bach Hasselhoff better think twice before having Opri represent her. She didnt do a thing for Larry except hand him a huge bill.... run Ms. Hasselhoff!!

Good luck David... you shouldnt need too much with Opri representing your soon to be ex-wife!!!!

2622 days ago
34.

midus    

Why would they want to keep him from his kid. Damn they are 13 and16. Im sure this is NOT something they have never seen before. I am sure the kids can handle it ,just not the soon to be x-wife..

2622 days ago
35.

how sad    

I have a different opinion...

I actually applaud David for having his daughter video tape him in his drunken state.
He's wants them to tape him so that he can see what he looks like drunk and maybe
he'll be so disgusted with himself that he'll stop drinking. Remember alcoholism is
a disease. What difference does it make whether or not they video tape him...they're
still witnessing him in this drunken state anyway.

2622 days ago
36.

bianca    

Like Larry, Pam went to one of the best lawyers in California. I am sure she will pay the bill for the best! She is not a freeloader like Larry B.

2622 days ago
37.

ridingsage    

'Getting drunk' is not the issue.....alcoholism IS the issue and YES, he should not be allowed to see his chidren until he becomes a RECOVERING alcoholoic. And NUMBER 2, I have NEVER been drunk. I don't need this pathetic 'beverage' to have a good time. Americans should wake up and SEE the incredible destruction you sick, dysfunctional alcoholics inflict on society.

2622 days ago
38.

Freakhater    

Digger, when did Hoff become a child molester, I think I read his opinion right didn't I?

Hoff should be embarrassed, but I don't believe his kids are suffering, he surely didn't curse his daughter like alec did!!! Hoff's daughter sounds quite smart, didn't sound like an abused child at all. Quite grown up. But still, Hoff should have been slapped for getting that stupid drunk!!!! And then have it recorded.

2622 days ago
39.

jj    

Wait.....lets ask Rosie O'Donnell and see what she has to say about this. She has a comment on everything these days

2622 days ago
40.

princess    

THIS IS UNREAL IS PAM AND KIM SISTERS. BOTH ARE VERY EVIL. WOW BOTH PAM AND KIM ACT LIKE THEY ARE THE PERFECT PARENT. IF SO WHY WOULD THEY PUT THEIR KIDS IN THE MIDDLE OF THEIR DIVORCE. THEY NEED TO TAKE LESSONS FROM DEMI MOORE NOW SHE PUTS HER KIDS FIRST

2622 days ago
41.

aH    

This is ridiculous.

2622 days ago
42.

TJ    

He is a poor excuse for a father! How can any man ask his children to video him while drunk and eating like a slob on the floor? Has he no respect for his two daughters? He has no idea of the damage he is doing to them. Girls look up to their fathers for a male role model. What sort of role model is he providing? Most girls want to marry a man just like their loving fathers. In their case their role model is a drunk, out of control who has no dignity, integrity or decency. He is disgusting and it is a shame that his daughters don't have someone more dignified and responsible as a father.

2622 days ago
43.

NCMom    

What a heartless thing to do. How much do we know about the mother?

Is she a good mother?
Also, one of the reasons Hasselhoff has problems is that he misses his children so much. They already know he has a drinking problen.

I am so disappointed with the judge. And remember the judge is just a man. He can make mistakes too.
Lets hope Hasselhoffs attorneys are all over this ruling ASAP.

2622 days ago
44.

appauled by the stalkarazzi    

I certainly don't agree with the tape being leaked to the media by Pam and her divorce lawyer Deb Opri. Without a doubt Deb Opri leaked it to mentally wear down Hasselhoff and publically humiliate him; make him easy prey for raping him of his $$$$ in the settlement.

However, Hasselhoff is a recovering alcoholic and his teengage daughters have been exposed to all the stress and unpredictablity that comes with living with a substance abuser.

I don't believe he should be totally barred from seeing his kids. But, counseling is in order for these girls. From the video alone it appears the girls have been exposed to enabling and codependency behaviors. It was rather sad to see his 16-year old daughter in a role reversal; acting like the adult and her dad like the kid.

An entire family is impacted by alcoholism and not just the abuser.

And, it appears Pam is a questionable alcoholic herself; yet in denial of it.....so good luck to this family. Hope they find good counseling............ long term and the entire family stays committed and on track to treatment!

2622 days ago
45.

princess    

BOTH PAM AND KIM ARE REALLY BAD MOTHERS TO PUT YOUR KIDS IN THE MIDDLE OF YOUR DIVORCE IS REALLY REALLY BAD. THEY HAVE NO SHAME. PLUS THEY SHOULD PAY FOR THEIR OWN ATTORNEYS AND ALL THEIR COST THAT MIGHT PUT AN END TO ALL THIS CRAP AND HOW ARE THE KIDS BETTER OFF ????? I FEEL SORRY HOW THESE POOR KIDS ARE LEFT WITH THESE WOMEN THAT ONLY USE THEIR KIDS FOR THEIR GAIN..

2622 days ago
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