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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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76.

Sensible Grandma    

ABSOLUTELY UNREAL. I DO NOT CONSIDER THIS DOMESTIC ABUSE. THAT IS CERTAINLY STRETCHING IT. ALL THESE RICH PEOPLE ARE CRAZY. THEY HAVE NOTHING BETTER TO DO BUT FIGHT OVER A DOG. GET A LIFE!!

1463 days ago
77.

kyle    

This is a sad story. The National Domestic Violence Hotline just released a new awareness video titled "It rarely stops"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WL3rfk2iFww

National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

1463 days ago
78.

Iswallow    

Until you've been in a situation where your significant other is throwing something at you or threatening you you should seriously not be chiming in. As a victim of emotional abuse and the niece of a domestic violence murder victim I say she had every right to call the police.

I happen to live in the same neighborhood (Ladera Ranch) as these people and I've seen both of them out and about. While I wouldn't trust either on of them with even my dog, it still doesn't give everyone else a right to throw the book at her for calling the cops. Simon is a prick. I just hope the kids weren't present during the argument. That's where the real injustice of the whole situation lies. The poor kids.

1463 days ago
79.

ida    

he seems like a nice guy..to bad he now has to deal with this bullcrap. She will never get anyone better than simon. she's a washed up old hag who thinks she's hot!! she should go troll the bars with that hideous son of hers.. Good Luck Simon, the best revenge is living well!!

1463 days ago
80.

THIN LIZZY    

Reality TV destroys lives. Why would anyone sign up?

1463 days ago
81.

karen    

What a piece of crap mother Tamara is to have the father of her children to be thrown in jail for this. Sounds like a ploy to me. Tamara, you used to be my favorite housewife... not anymore. WTF is wrong with you?

1463 days ago
82.

Susan     

It was a retractable leash-one of those heavy plastic ones-the threw it at her HEAD-she blocked it with her wrist. He intended to hurt her....not sure I would have called the cops on him but he was intending to hurt her.

1463 days ago
83.

Michelle    

Really?! This is the most ridiculous arrest for domestic violence I have ever heard. What retarded cop actually arrested this man?!

1463 days ago
84.

Tiggerblue4u    

He should of kicked her in the *****.

1462 days ago
85.

Ray2447    

Many men wind up targeted, then witch-hunted by the taxpayer funded, domestic violence industry, because of the gender feminist ideology that controls the d.v. industry. Credible research overwhelmingly shows that the ratio of domestic violence is at least 50/50 between men and women. http://tinyurl.com/3sakk According to one study done by researchers who work for the CDC, in 70% of domestic violence incidents, where the domestic violence is not mutual (50/50), it's women who initiate the domestic violence. http://tinyurl.com/yzm9xhe Shelter and services are virtually non-existent for male victims of domestic violence so those options out of a bad relationship, that are routinely available to women, are often not available to men. A lot of harm is done to many innocent men (and also many battering women who need help) as shown in "Los Misandry" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAmOxvudpF8

1462 days ago
86.

onepisedaunt    

he is the biggest freaking overbearing controlling Dbag!

1462 days ago
87.

onepisedaunt    

i can beat the silliness out of this one - my sister in law was charged w/domestic battery for throwing a small 2pack cracker package at him - the kind you get with the Wendys Chili - seriously and she missed at that~!

1462 days ago
88.

Melysa    

Ok wow arrested over a dog leash?!?!wtf! Seriously watching this show you could totally tell this man loved his wife...she was the one hmmm drinking and playing mommy while basically getting Gretchen drunk and watching her make a fool out of herself! Tamra is a B$%%^! As soon As this poor man lost his job and they didnt have the same amt of cash flowing she dropped his ass! What a great woman! *rolls eyes*

1462 days ago
89.

neesoj    

what Im getting from the comments, is that if you politely say no to some guy hitting on you, they get nasty and maybe think it is ok to hit you? Caveman alive and well. and chock full of viagra and b/s.

1462 days ago
90.

Lynn    

WELL! I'm glad he finally got her a collar and leash! The bitch needed it! Disgusting piece of human s***.

1462 days ago
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