Don’t think that just because there haven’t been any updates about Tamra Barney’s legal drama lately that things been smoothed over. In actuality, things are just now heating up! The Real Housewives of Orange County star has had her good name dragged through the mud lately and now she’s fighting back with some fresh allegations against her ex-husband, Simon Barney — and they’re pretty telling!
“The entire basis for Simon’s motion for full custody of our children is based upon what he perceived as some type of abuse by me daring to request that any of our children appear on Real Housewives of Orange County,” Tamra declares in her testimony, thanks to RadarOnline.com. “With regard to this first alleged basis, ironically Simon had no issue with our children being on RHOC when he himself was on the show, and when we were married and he stood to financially gain from such.”
Tamra sets out to demolish the “flat-out lies” that Simon is spreading about her, most notably one claim that she refused to treat son Spencer’s injured thumb the way she should have. The mother of four calls her ex-husband “delusional” and declares that he’s out to “villainize me in the media knowing that the journalists who hang on every word he chose to put in the public file.”
In fact, Tamra wants to have sole custody over the three children: Sidney, Spencer, and Sophia.
“Simon purportedly desires to keep our children’s lives private, yet I am in the process of consoling our two younger children in light of the press generated by Simon’s unfounded motion for sole custody of them. They are right in the middle of the spotlight,” Tamra says. “Our children are more important to me than anything in my whole life. While Simon has made various harmful and untrue statements regarding my parenting of our children, he has continually entrusted me with their care while he is away.”
The couple is due back in court today, so stay tuned to see what happens next!