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Paul Nassif

Claims Adrienne Maloof

Physically Violent

9/7/2012 11:49 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0906-adrienne-maloof-paul-nassif-tmz-article-4-aThe divorce between Paul Nassif and Adrienne Maloof has turned into open warfare ... Paul's lawyer just claimed in court Adrienne physically attacked Paul and even got weird with a gun ... TMZ has learned.

Paul and Adrienne are both in court ... fighting over custody of their 3 sons.  During the hearing, Paul's lawyer claimed Adrienne has pushed Paul and was also verbally abusive in front of their kids, calling him "stupid, dumb and an idiot."

According to a declaration filed today, the couple's head of security witnessed Adrienne hit and scratch Paul in the back of their car last summer ... before Paul called her a "bitch."

Later in court, Paul's lawyer also said ... while Paul was asleep one day, she went into his briefcase and removed a gun and then took a picture of it.  He never explained why she did it but made it clear .. it was not kosher.

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Paul's lawyer also says Adrienne is using her rep to leak private info about Paul and their kids to the media.

A source close to Adrienne tells TMZ ... "All Adrienne has ever done is protect herself and Paul has been aggressive and violent numerous times.  He is 7 inches taller and weighs 100 pounds more."

Paul dragged Adrienne to court to ask for more time with the kids, but the judge denied his request ... for now. The judge will hold a full hearing on the issue at a later date.

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46.

John J. Nazarian, P.I.    

LMAO, sure she is small, and turns into a Tasmaian Devil, after a couple of ****tails.....he is a doctor and a professional. Lots of people have CCWs in Los Angeles....WTF? Who cares anyways?

745 days ago
47.

Sharon    

There is something seriously wrong with that woman. She has always been so verbally abusive towards her husband. A walking time bomb.

745 days ago
48.

Sunshine    

I'm not surpised that they are getting a divorce. And, wouldn't doubt that she pulled a gun on him. On the show she belitted him at times the way she spoke to him. One unhappy anger woman with money.

745 days ago
49.

DahhTroll    

Rember on the show she trew a dinner party and ancouced the priceof the wine witch was like over 2k a bottel.
Then when everyone sat down to dinner she started in on Paul talking to him like he was a nughty littel boy.
she yeeld you have no manors. she made everyone at her house veryuncompftable and people started to leave athe second dinner was over. Even with wine at 2 k a bottel none wanted to be around her abusive behaviour.

745 days ago
50.

Marcy    

Someone didn't do their research TMZ.
Adrienne is adept at boxing and prides her self on her self defense abilities.

745 days ago
51.

David    

The biittchhh will try to get as much money from him as she can. Take the kids and call herself the victim. Typical ploy of all sluts that marry men for money.

745 days ago
52.

tver    

TEAM PAUL! This woman is the abuser in the relationship. He is an easy going guy. She constantly bullied him & verbally abused him on RHOBH. If she did that on camera, without thinking twice about it, I can only imagine what she did off camera. It is very evident that she is a control freak and that is the hallmark characteristic of an abusive person. The judge should look at what they have on film from this show & make the decision after viewing the footage.

745 days ago
53.

backfire    

Isn't Adrienne the housewife they said bought thousands of votes on twitter or Facebook? Brandi, another housewife supposedly slipped about Adrienne never being pregnant and paying a surrogate to carry her children. Wonder if its true?

745 days ago
54.

Barbie    

Such a shame that things are turning ugly. That only means the lawyers get richer.
They need to settle as quickly as possible to save themselves a ton of money. The nastier the more it costs.

745 days ago
55.

mbchowell1    

She always seemed annoyed with him---it was very obvious that their marriage was not a warm and fuzzy affair.

744 days ago
56.

mell    

well least he has the knowledge to fix his face after he scratches him ,, how sad for the kids and they have enough money the reality show was not needed,,,, unlike my situation,,, he is a whoot and she ia a Beeeeeeeach,,, go figure,

743 days ago
57.

chloelee29    

She seems like a lesbian to me, not that there is anything wrong with it and with her age at I believe 45 and 48 when she had those kids they are likely not her biology and Paul might end up getting full custody of them if biology matters (and it doesn't really, but sometimes in these custody things it might). Not surprised by the divorce, it seemed like a sham marriage gone way wrong. ie. he married for love, she married for kids and not be seen as a lesbian.

742 days ago
58.

Jeffrey Jay    

Come on ladies, you can defend Paul all you want but honestly being married to an overgrown adolescent would drive you crazy too. It funny to watch on TV but if you had to live with the class clown who does not want to grow up when you are trying to focus and run a business you would be over it pretty darn quickly.

741 days ago
59.

Ttf    

If Paul had a violent bone in his body, he would have beat the crap out of Adrienne ages ago. She treated her mellow, kind husband like a servant! She was verbally abusive and put him down and undermined him constantly. Paul is a good guy wit ALOT of patience! Adrienne is soooo angry that Paul refused to tolerate her abuse. He is divorcing her because he does not want his 3 boys to grow up seeing a wife bash a husband over and over! Not a healthy relationship model for ant child. Shame on Adrienne! Her shoe line is junk, too!

725 days ago
60.

Tlturturro    

If Paul had a violent bone in his body, he would have beat the crap out of Adrienne ages ago. She treated her mellow, kind husband like a servant! She was verbally abusive and put him down and undermined him constantly. Paul is a good guy wit ALOT of patience! Adrienne is soooo angry that Paul refused to tolerate her abuse. He is divorcing her because he does not want his 3 boys to grow up seeing a wife bash a husband over and over! Not a healthy relationship model for ant child. Shame on Adrienne! Her shoe line is junk, too!

725 days ago
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