Exclusive: Simon Barney Denied Daughters Therapy According To New Court Documents


Real Housewives of Orange County star Tamra Judge has been making headlines in the media over her custody battle with her ex-husband Simon Barney. As we previously reported, a Barney family therapist wrote a letter to the court claiming Simon misrepresented her statements and lied under oath.

In Tamra’s 23-page response to the Superior Court of California , obtained by AllThingsRH, e-mails between Simon and Tamra were revealed where Simon seemingly denied their youngest daughter therapy. Because the custody battle had become public, Tamra highly suggested he allow her to take their youngest daughter Sophia to an appointment with a therapist. Simon would not give his consent to allow Sophia to attend the appointment.

In an email dated April 21st, 2014, Simon Barney wrote to Tamra Judge, “At this point I will not give my consent till I talk to Renee about Sidney. I want to talk to Renee first to see how it’s going with Sidney first. I haven’t seen enough progress with Sidney yet.”

Tamra replied, “Simon this has nothing to do with Sidney’s progress. This has everything to do with what is happening presently and how it’s affecting our young children. When do you plan on “talking” to Renee? I highly suggest you allow me to take Sophia to the 4:00 appointment.”

Simon replied, “At this point I will give you permission when I’m satisfied with Renee as their counselor. I don’t need out [sic] children going through counseling especially after all they did with dr galindo.”


In Tamra’s 23-page response filed with the Superior Court of California, which AllThingsRH obtained, Judge’s attorney claims that Simon is also denying the couple’s oldest daughter, Sidney, therapy, and suggests he let their children continue with therapist Renee Hulse.

“The therapy has generated positive results as it pertains to the relationship between Sidney … and her mother. To maintain these positive results, [Tamra] is requesting the court order both parties to cooperate and continue this therapy with Ms. Hulse. [Simon] has refused to allow this therapy to continue, so an order is needed,” Tamra’s attorney stated.

Continued, “The substantial danger the lack of therapy poses is that [Tamra] and Sidney’s relationship will not improve without continued therapy. The therapy has proven successful thus far, however, her father is not allowing it to continue. It is in the best interest for Sidney to have continuing and frequent contact with both parents..”

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