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Adrienne Maloof's Ex

Sues Chef

You Blackmailed Me!!!

2/4/2013 9:46 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF


Paul Nassif -- Adrienne Maloof's soon-to-be ex-husband -- has sued the former couple's chef ... claiming the cook blackmailed and extorted him after falsely accusing Paul of being a wifebeater.

Paul alleges in his suit ... Bernie Guzman plastered photos of a bruised Adrienne on his Facebook page, with text that read in part, "Adrienne Maloof was pushed to the ground.  Punched and beaten."  Guzman also wrote, "Now you know who and what he [Paul] really is ... he is a beast."  Paul says the claims of abuse are "outrageous and vicious lies."

As for the blackmail and extortion claims ... Paul says he sicked his lawyers on the chef, and Bernie texted back, "Stop harassing me...Have you forgotten I witnessed you beat your wife ... Kids & animals.  I have plenty of pretty family photos ... Some not so pretty ... Stay away ..."

Paul believes the upshot of Bernie's text is that if Paul made an issue out of what Bernie said he'd release more damaging pics and allegations.

Paul is suing for unspecified damages.

We reached out to Bernie.  So far, no comment.


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Paul just looks like an *******. Being rich and an ******* is a recipe for a bad attitude. I wish you wouldn't give this moron attention. I'm sure he's stocked up on entitlement, and this fuels him more.

633 days ago


When keeping it real goes bad. His Mexican ass has unleahed the Arab mafia. Hahaha this chef is so stupid. paul is playing his chess game very well. We all know Adrienne and this dude hatched up this hair brain plan. Now she has to pay. ...or else dude is giving her up. Go on Paul....I see you, with your Arab self. heheheh

633 days ago


I knew that chef was an a$$hole just from seeing him for one minute on the show - my intuition is exceptional. Adrienne has probably told him she'll make him a very rich man if he supports her through this, so he is taking her side hoping to get paid off. S***.

633 days ago


Adrienne will turn on this chef eventually and then the chef will come groveling looking to sell his story about how she made him make all this crap up. Or he'll write a book trying to cash in. Watch.

633 days ago


TMZ the verb is SEEKING and the past tense is SOUGHT, please proofread or hire people who can spell. They are called journalists and editors. please! LA is surrounded by tens of colleges with great media and communication programs.

633 days ago

Slim Whitman    

Cool move on Paul's part. Bernie the Chef tried to paint Paul as being physically abusive to Adrienne so as to keep his kids away from him. Adrienne I'm sure was in on this ruse, but it backfired on both these AH's. Keep hitting em where it hurts Paul. Team Paul and Brandi. You guys ROCK!

633 days ago


I have nothing for Paul but, what kind of a loser tries to blackmail someone? If he'd done something as ugly as spouse or animal abuse go to the police. Making a threat of blackmail only makes the chef look like a total loser. The abuse you say took place didn't matter until you could profit from it? Ugly.

633 days ago

The Ghost of John Lennon    

One of the most unseemly manifestations of Black self-hatred is the often violently held belief that 500 years ago Africans sold other Africans into centuries of slavery. It is erroneously believed that after thousands of years of African life, Blacks all of a sudden collapsed into internecine strife and started killing each other, selling their fellow kinsmen to foreigners for profit.

The fact is that Portuguese “explorers” mastered a pattern of European conquest that is 6,000 years old. They deliberately created mixed-race subgroups with the intention of using them to capture and enslave the native African populations. Arriving on the Cape Verde islands in the late 1400s, Jewish slave merchants kidnapped and raped African women, and the mixed-race offspring, called lançados, were raised on the islands as European Jews, practicing Judaism and respecting Jewish authority. These lançados were sent into the African mainland to set up an international “trading post” to at first market the fine fabrics being produced by the Africans. But soon they turned on their hosts and began trading in Black human beings. The lançados were strictly trained in the Jewish family business of slave-dealing. It was these half-breed, mixed-race (or mulatto) “half-ricans” who infiltrated the Black African communities, seeking to satisfy the European lust for Black labor.

Historian Walter Rodney described these “AFRICAN” slave traders thus: “Many of the private traders were mulattoes, already linked to the Africans by blood, and there were those who had become so integrated into African life that they wore tribal tattoos. It was these who were the authentic lançados, literally ‘those who had thrown themselves’ among the Africans.”

633 days ago


Sicced, not sicked

633 days ago

Church Lady    

Sounds like a lover's quarrel.

633 days ago


I couldn't STAND this gay chief on the show. He always acted like a little bitch / girl. He seems like nothing but drama.... Ugh I hope he's off the show for good.

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633 days ago


Hope what the chef is saying isn't true

633 days ago


Team Paul.
The fact that Adrienne keeps Bernie her attack dog, speaks volumes.

She is S***!!!

633 days ago


Good for Paul.
I've always felt that the chef was a bit "off" in the head, this proves it.

633 days ago
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