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Adrienne Maloof

Wins Temporary Custody

Paul Allegedly Choked Kid

9/19/2012 5:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0919_adrienne_maloof_paul_nassif_article Adrienne Maloof was just awarded temporary custody of her three boys after telling a judge her estranged husband, Paul Nassif, choked one of their kids last Thursday ... TMZ has learned.

Adrienne's lawyer went to court and filed a declaration she wrote, in which she claimed Paul picked their 3 boys up from school Thursday. During the ride, 2 of the boys were kicking each other, when Paul allegedly reached back and choked one of the boys around the Adam's apple.

According to a separate declaration, filed by Adrienne, one of the boys told a psychiatrist ... Paul smacked him on his "wet bare bottom" because he had peed on his sibling in the bath, and then sent him to the corner for a time-out.

The couple's chef also filed a declaration, claiming he witnessed Paul kicking the family dog when it peed on the floor. And a DEA agent who is friends with the couple filed yet another declaration claiming he witnessed Paul putting his hands around the neck of one of the children.

Neither Paul nor his lawyer were present during the hearing -- they were never told about the hearing -- although we know Paul denies ALL of the allegations.

Paul's lawyer, Lisa Meyer, tells TMZ, "This smacks of underhandedness. Adrienne wasn't even present when this allegedly occurred." Meyer adds, "It is a sad day when parents have to stoop to the level of making false allegations against another parent." Meyer calls Adrienne's move "gamesmanship at its worst."

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16.

David    

Paul, Have her face smack your fist real hard. What an ugly POS she is. What were you thinking of when you got involved with this ugly thing. If having sex with her doesn't turn you gay, nothing will.

711 days ago
17.

LRT    

The sad thing is the children .....they didn't ask for this... Why don't parents see what they are doing to their children...

711 days ago
18.

Me    

Homer Simpson's been at it for 25 years and you people laugh!
Forget these kids, SAVE BART SIMPSON!!!

711 days ago
19.

Smashed    

If Andrienne thinks Paul is gonna hang himself or some such thing, it ain't gonna happen. Go bake a pie bitch.

711 days ago
20.

Spicy mag    

Sometimes kids need a good choking.

711 days ago
21.

Barb    

From their behavior on the reality show, it appears that those kids need some real discipline. They are probably a handful and are the bosses of their parents.

711 days ago
22.

karlew    

I agree with the judge. When there are witnessed acts of violence against kids it is always safer to remove the children from the alleged abusers custody until a complete investigation can be conducted. Number one thing should be protection for the children. If Maloof cares about these kids he will accept it and fight the allegations in court.

711 days ago
23.

VICKI    

i have never, ever seen aggresive behavior on his part on the show. She has always been aggresive and
angry. she is a bitter and vain woman who wants to be the center of attention. The fans showed they really, really like Paul and she just could not stand for that. So Bravo, you are wrong again. Listen to the viewers, please.

711 days ago
24.

Larry    

If I were married to that witch, I might want to choke her too! This shall pass.....

711 days ago
25.

Joybubble55    

Paul should have chocked Adrianne ... I don't believe he did that to his child....

711 days ago
26.

BlueGoldGirl    

How can you not know about a hearing? Don't parties have to give notice? Even in ex parte matters. Me confused.

711 days ago
27.

News Flash     

Someone needs to choke and kick his ass! See how he likes that!

711 days ago
28.

hopevalley    

After watching this family on the show I came to the conclusion that these kids were out and out brats and there was absolutely NO discipline. Paul was probably at the end of his rope. Adrienne would dismiss their bad behavior as "cute". Good luck to her raising these brats by herself!

711 days ago
29.

FLO    

Calling someone that makes hot dogs & peanut butter sandwiches for the kids a chef is a stretch.
I do not believe any of her claims and feel this is a set up.

711 days ago
30.

Laura    

Hey Paul--looks like all that wealth and success you continually brag about isn't translating into happiness. If you fail as a father..you fail in life.

711 days ago
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