Paula Patton, Robin Thicke In Official Custody War Over Alleged Child Abuse
Robin Thicke and Paula Patton are officially in a major custody battle over their 6-year-old son, Julian Fuego.
According to reports, the battle, which now involves Child Protective Services, started after Julian told his school officials that his father spanked him on more than one occasion. You know nowadays, folks take spankings very seriously.
The school did as expected and reported Julian’s complaints to L.A. County Dept. of Children and Family Services. According to E! News, the school officially launched an investigation after the new year and now … it’s war.
According to documents, not only did Julian recently complain to Paula about Thicke’s alleged abuse, but he also told one teacher that Robin “punches” him sometimes.
Per the documents, Robin didn’t exactly deny spanking his son, claiming, “On a very rare occasion and only as a last resort, I will use light spanking, but it is consistent with the law — open hand on the butt. This is the type of discipline to which Paula and I agreed during our marriage.”
And just like most custody battles, the full-out war comes down to which parent can be deemed the worst.
Patton suggests in the documents that back in June, Robin showed up to Julian’s kindergarten graduation at 8:30 a.m. at a Catholic church and appeared to be completely inebriated. The Baggage Claim actress even claims Robin was “hooting and hollering and making inappropriate jokes” at the ceremony.
Thicke’s defense claims that Paula is just pulling a fast one because she wasn’t invited to his late father, Alan Thicke’s, funeral last month. “Paula did not have a positive relationship with my father and often made negative comments to me about my father,” Robin claims in the documents. “As such, she was not welcome at his funeral.”
On Thursday, Paula requested a family judge for Robin’s joint custody visits be limited and for drug testing to be done, but the judge denied Paula’s request.