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Dodgers Divorce -- BF Had Legal Woes

10/31/2009 7:33 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The L.A. Dodgers divorce case between Frank and Jamie McCourt has a new plot twist. Seems Jamie's new BF had a "relationship" problem in the 90's -- as in, his pregnant wife claimed he got physical with her.

TMZ obtained a restraining order issued against Jeff Fuller, Jamie's new guy. Jeff's wife at the time -- Michele Christine Fuller -- claimed in May 1995, when she was seven months pregnant, she called 911 after Jeff pushed her into a wall and knocked her down.

Fuller also says in December of that same year, after the baby was born, Jeff -- with whom she had already separated -- came to her home and started banging on her window, trying to force his way into the house.

She wrote in her declaration: "I am very afraid. He is becoming more and more violent, and I believe he will start to act on some of his threats."

The judge issued the restraining order on December 20, 1995.

TMZ has obtained a letter Michele sent to Jeff today saying she doubts the legal papers -- which we obtained from microfiche at the courthouse -- are authentic: "I do not think they are authentic or at least they may have been altered."

She adds it was a difficult time in her life and she said and did "things that I later regretted." Michele does not believe she said what was in her declaration.

Michele adds, "[He] was not violent towards me and in fact, I can't imagine [him] being violent towards any woman."

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1784 days ago


This story is really, really boring!!!!!!! Get over it, TMZ!!!!!!!!!

1784 days ago


GET OVER BEING FIRST ON POSTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1784 days ago


It's called "selective memory".

1784 days ago


Typical Frank McCourt character assassination at work, once again.

1784 days ago


I wonder how much Jeff paid her to write the letter?? The wording seems pretty scripted to me.

1783 days ago


Frank McCourt character assassination? He's the one who got cheated on. I'm not sure how anyone can justify Jamie's side if she's the one who cheated and Frank did not. No matter how bad your marriage is, you end it before you start having affairs. Both of the McCourts sound like pieces of work, and both of them are trying to get the dirt out in public. If the divorce judge in smart, he'll get a gag order on this case as soon as possible. And if he's even smarter, he'll get them both to sell the Dodgers to somebody halfway sane instead of these two egotistical jerks (meaning Frank and Jamie both, can't stand either one of them now).

1783 days ago


Go back to the beginning of this... who tried to fire a preemptive shot by firing the other, then publishing the letter of dismissal? That would be Frank.

Who do you think is leaking all of this stuff to the media to boost his case? Frank.

There's only one party here getting "the dirt out in public." Frank.

1783 days ago


This isn't coming from Frank? Frank has all the financial incentive in the world to do this. It's like a crime.. you look for motive, opportunity, and means... plus past acts.

Motive= Money
Opportunity= easy enough for him to do
Means= All the financial resources of the team with which to smear Jamie's reputation

Did the public firing letter come from a "baseball fan at TMZ?" No... it came from Frank. That's a fact. There's one party doing the smearing in this nasty divorce... Frank McCourt.

1783 days ago

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