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'O.C. Housewife' Hubby Arrested for Domestic Violence

9/21/2010 7:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

"Real Housewives of Orange County" star Tamra Barney's estranged husband was arrested this morning on suspicion of domestic battery, according to law enforcement sources.

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TMZ obtained Simon Barney's mug shot. He's in the process of divorcing Tamra, and sources tell us they were arguing over their dog when Simon allegedly threw the dog's leash at Tamra and hit her wrist.

Sources say Tamra called the police. Simon is still in custody ... he's being held on $10,000 bail.

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61.

gayle    

Who cares??? She's doing this to effff with him and get the media all over his ass!!! What wench! Dude..run for the hills and dump that worthless piece of trash!! She's an idiot!

1462 days ago
62.

alexis drew    

It was only a matter of time. He was showing lots of sign, on the show of abuse, and control. Tamra needs to leave and get far far away from him. Don't look back! Men like that are bad news!!!!!!!

1462 days ago
63.

Cheryl    

I feel bad for him... I really do.. He lost his job over this show. He lost his house, kids, wife and now he has to see them all happy with an old friend of his..He has nothing now.

1462 days ago
64.

Connie    

Next you'll be charged for giving an UNSAVORY LOOK. People need to get a grip Tamara has her 15 minutes of NEW fame- what she needs a REAL LIFE PROBLEM to get things in persceptive The human race is sinking to new LOWS everyday.

1462 days ago
65.

Ester    

Team Simon!!!

1462 days ago
66.

keekee    

OMG....your freaking kidding me!!!! what is wrong with these people???? more fame? more fortune???? dumba$@

1462 days ago
67.

World Record    

I WOULD HAVE THROWN THE DOG AT HER AND KEPT THE LEASE

1462 days ago
68.

AdrianBC    

it's not the fact that it was just a dog leash, its the fact that he abused Tamra in a violent way. This is what domestic violence awarness is about, i can't believe those that are reacting saying "it was just a dog leash, its tying the courts time" is why so many people who abuse find it "okay" to do it.

1462 days ago
69.

lili    

She's a $$$$$LLLLLUUUUTTTT!!!!!!

1462 days ago
70.

T.    

Geez people..dontcha know it is all for ratings and publicity..the show hardly gets watched anymore so they gotta drum up some fresh drama to bring back the viewers...LAME!

1462 days ago
71.

fair    

wow! wHite man hit his Wife (woman) again
thought only blacks do that,wow
im soo shocked!!

1462 days ago
72.

fair    

OHHH,WOW!!! whITE mAN hit his Wife (WOMAN)
im shocked, i thought wHite pEOPLE NEVER
GET involved in Domestic violence and will never hit a woman
Really thought it was JUST A BLACK THING..
WOW, im SHOCK really...

1462 days ago
73.

PPC    

What a train wreck Tamara is. Her kid is a loser in the closet and she is a whore. It figures she would throw him jail for something like this. She is a loser and fugly!

1462 days ago
74.

lili    

Can't believe that golddigger. I hated her on the show. She loved him for the Rolexes, Cartiers, and yachts. When the money dried up, she ditched him. What a LOSER! And her horrid loser son was allowed to do whatever he wanted, showing ZERO respect for him, and his hard work.

What a $LUT! He's better off without her, and anyone will see through this. Can't believe he was arrested, she's a HO!

1462 days ago
75.

phoenix    

Simon was a lazy bum who NEVER worked. He was always to busy chasing Tamra to make sure she was under his ALMIGHTY RULE. The "job" you are thinking of is ge got lucky in the Tequlia Buz when the econ was good. He was a frekk'n used car sales man. After Teq stoped "flowing" the bum was to lazy to go back to work. He wanted to be this pre maddonna always on camera & he has been hitting his wife for a while. This is not the first time & it has been punches to the face & body! That is why he never wanted her alone with ANYONE, even the Bravo cameras. Vikki knew, she even said "what does he beat you". Their is NO reason to be that AFRAID of somebody unless they are hurting you! So to #1, 2 and so on know what the f^ck you speak of before you open your trap! Golddigger, the man is worth KRAP he lived off credit & selling Teq to rich folk until they all lost money. He was never worth more than $68K a year.

1462 days ago
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