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Lisa Vanderpump

Paul Nassif 'Always Looked

Like an Amazing Father'

9/21/2012 4:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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"Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star Lisa Vanderpump finds it difficult to believe Paul Nassif choked one of his children -- telling TMZ, Adrienne Maloof's estranged husband "always looked like an amazing father to me."

You'll recall, Adrienne has obtained a temporary restraining order against Paul on behalf of their children, after claiming he choked and spanked them. Adrienne was awarded temporary custody of the couple's kids the same day. (FYI -- Paul wasn't present at the hearing to defend himself because he wasn't told about it.)

But yesterday in Beverly Hills, Adrienne's co-star Lisa found it all hard to swallow -- insisting she always knew Paul to be a good dad.

For Paul's part, he tells TMZ, Adrienne's allegations are "utterly false" and he plans to vigorously defend himself in court.

Paul says, "It is becoming a bit of a circus isn't it? The phrase 'all is fair in love and war' must have been penned by a divorce attorney."

Still, he adds, "I'm going to stay utterly focused on [my children's] well-being and the knowledge they need equal time with both of their parents both of whom love them very much. I'm sure all will be fine and when all the emotion of the moment dies down, Adrienne and I will be terrific co-parents."

Taking the high road.

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16.

DaveT    

Restraining orders are extremely easy to get, you don't need any evidence or proof, they hand out restraining orders like parade candy.
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Phylis Schlafly article:
"Violence Against Women Act Abuses Rights of Men"
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"A recently issued American Bar Association dokument called "Tool for Attorneys" provides lawyers with a list of suggestive questions to encourage their clients to make domestic-violence charges. Knowing that a woman can get a restraining order against the father of her children in an ex parte proceeding without any evidence, and that she will never be punished for lying, domestic-violence accusations have become a major tactic for securing sole child custody."

760 days ago
17.

FLO    

If you watch the show you would see that" The Maloof Mare" could teach Kate Go$$elin a few moves. The woman is a shrew who cut his nut off and verbally abused him every week. I do not believe any of her claims for a second. That chef's nose is up her skirt and would say anything to keep making hot dogs for her kids.

760 days ago
18.

DahhTroll    

Its prpbaly some retired agent that now works for maloof;s.when your trying to displine an out of control kid it could look like somethign that its not easly.
Paul doesnt try to choke his littel kids thats redicouls.
I think thier twins have autiezm or some other learning disablitys. Mybe both partns well start spending more time with them but It well just be for show for the courts then they well be back to social climbing and partying 24/7, and the kids well be raised by nannys for the most part.If adrien is sierious about giveng her kids a good up brigng she should stop all the camerasin her house and go raise them back in New meixcio or whereever she came from .. even Vagas would be bettter for the kids than LA. Getting a restraing order on paul was a real white trash move. There was no need for that. Just what adreind wants she gets with no regaurd how it effects others.If I were Paul Id have the peole making thse outragous claims agasint him brought to court to do alie detctor test and have them interviewed mecfuly until the real truth comes out. This is so damgaing to his repuation and to his kids repution. whos gonna take there kids over for a play date thinking Paul chokes kids and kicks dogs! I dought adrien allows her kids to even have play dates or freinds. Its a sad workd for the kids money doesnt buy love or class.

760 days ago
19.

lazyer    

She is a control freak and will do anything to win. Hang in there Paul!!!

760 days ago
20.

DV    

I have had a hard time believing these accusations. Paul has always seemed to be the laid back one in the marriage. Adrienne has always been impatient, controlling and condescending to Paul. The few times they were filmed with their boys she had no patience with them. I can totally see her doing tnis for spite.

760 days ago
21.

RON    

PAUL NASSIF WAS THE ANGEL IN THE RELATIONSHIP. IT IS QUITE EVIDENT HIS WIFE ADRIENNE WAS THE DEVIL. SHE DISPLAYED HER DEVILISH WAYS ON THE SHOW EACH WEEK.
PAUL WOULD NOT HURT A FLY.
ADRIENNE IS REALLY REACHING !!!!

760 days ago
22.

GangstaDiva    

It's unfortunate, she GOT WHAT SHE WANTED and that was children. She never wanted a man, lover or husband...Just because you are rich doesn't mean you can treat people that way. KARMA will teach you the way I'm sure. As for Paul, you really could do SO MUCH BETTER! She looks like a MAN!

760 days ago
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757 days ago
24.

glit    

This sounds like retaliation for the reunion part where Adrienne called Lisa on her behaviour. I am not sure she give a damn about Paul. I don't get why people admire Lisa... she just looks self-absorbed and mean, and she spins everything to make herslef look good and people fall for it. Adrienne is the only one on this show to seem with moral. Paul looks like he married for the good part and leaves when business gets no so good, despite knowing Adrienne is a catholic and therefore is endangering her salvation with this divorce if she ends up marrying again. Ugly.

755 days ago
25.

Dina    

The internet is like a puzzle and one day the boys will put all the pieces together and discern fact from fiction. In the end only the kids will suffer.

731 days ago
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