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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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msroncon    

Kicking the dog??? Now I am siding with Adrienne....

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47.

mashugana    

these are extremely serious allegations that do not occur over night...any mother that actually cared about her children would NOT all of a sudden accuse her spouse of this in the middle of a divorce...these allegations would be something happening for a very long time...and would be taken seriously by ANY loving parent!!! WHAT a shame for adrienne to use her kids and PAID employees to try and get a leg up on HER ABUSIVE behavior!!! this is clearly adrienne trying to defend herself and USE these innocent children to deflect HER abuse...and the DEA AGENT that is referred to here...IS a DRUNKEN...RETIRED agent that is a HAS BEEN and would take any $$$ he can get that is more than ADRIENNE pays for his security that he provides her...and the chef...lol...the maid...please...this is just a MALOOF way of paying off people to COVER (themselves) her abusive A&&!!! and again...PATHETIC to bring innocent kids in the middle...against their father...

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48.

JW    

If they are separated, why still doing "bath time" together?? It is all just SO CONVENIENT, isn't it??
How lucky for The Maloof. And the chef willing to testify for her. How lucky, all of a sudden NOW, so much.....

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49.

mary    

Screw these terrorists...SEND THEM TO GITMO!!!

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50.

Page    

She WAS my favorite, I can't believe she is doing this. I don't know why they just can't go their own seperate ways and not FIGHT like dogs in front of the kids. The kids will grow to hate them both. Believe me they will remember all this and hold in in their hearts for the rest of their life. Just walk away and be nice and respectful in front of the kids. AND KEEP OTHER PEOPLE OUT YOUR BUSINESS ADRIENNE!!!

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51.

beckett    

Sounds they're raising some really future upstanding citizens. Oh that's right, apple doesn't fall far from the tree.

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Sasha Hallsey    

kitnplayn- DEA agents are people too! Look at our President. He holds the most powerful office in the whole world and he's a LIAR. Juts because someone holds a position of power doesnt make them a saint. How convenient that all of a sudden Paul has became a real A$$hole. Hmmmm! Seems to me that it was fine when he did this before and you maintained married to him Adrienne. Shame on you for using your kids as pawns on a game.

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53.

PONDSCUM    

Wow

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54.

Karmagal    

Ok something seems a bit off to me. First of all. I have a hard time believing this. I feel that Adrianne lied about it cuz she knew he would get custody. Second , if she knew he acted like that WHY would she EVER leave her kids like that? Doesnt make sense at all.

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55.

NormalGuy    

So, once a useless slut, always a useless slut. Although in the photo her mouth is ready for filling...anyone? Anyone?

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56.

Sonyafly    

She had better not be lying about these things. These are serious allegations. It is ridiculous when people fight over the kids. The kids aloe every time.

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57.

DahhTroll    

the parents have spsnedt so littel time raiseing thier kids theya re out of control bratts.
They are way too old to be taking abath toghter!
Paul wouldnt choke a child that is horse ****.
however he does need to spank the littel critters for thier bad behaviour.
Thsi well make paul give up in the custody war and he well eventualy emotionaly detach from his children and x wife and got start a new familyw ith a anew wife.
Adrien wel raise ill mannaored littel creeps.
everyone nees to take a lie dector test.

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58.

Loretta Love    

...and a DEA agent would risk felony charges of perjury, ruin his/her future life & career for a friendship or to gain influence & financial reward ...highly doubtful

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Loretta Love    

...and a DEA agent would risk felony charges of perjury, ruin his/her future life & career for a friendship or to gain influence & financial reward ...highly doubtful

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60.

Tyler    

No one knows who these people are. Nor do they give a ****. stop talking about them and go back to reporting about Brittany Spears using a public restroom in west hollywood OMG!!!

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