Real Housewives of Orange County star Tamra Judge has been battling for custody over her three children, Sidney, 15, Spencer, 13, and Sophia, 8, with ex-husband Simon Barney. Simon filed suit against Tamra in March to get full custody of their children, claiming that Tamra was a neglectful and unfit mother.
On June 13th, 2014, Tamra filed a declaration in response to Simon’s accusations, calling his allegations “flat-out lies” and that “the only abuse our children are suffering” comes from him.
In the June 13 declaration, filed with the Superior Court of California, Renee Hulse, therapist for the Barney family, wrote a letter to the court advocating that Tamra is a loving and caring mother and also claims that Simon misrepresented the truth under oath!
AllThingsRH has obtained the 23-pages of court documents which includes Hulse’s explanation that there was never any indication of abuse or neglect by Tamra OR Simon.
“I am currently the therapist for Sidney Barney,” Hulse writes. “I have met both Simon and Tamra on numerous occasions about all three minor children and the parenting skills of both parents. Based on my numerous meetings with both parties and the children, I have no problem advocating that Tamra is a great mother of her three children. She cares deeply for all three children and has never done anything intentional or purposeful to hurt her children.”
Hulse continues, “She tries hard to fill their needs and cares about their feelings and wants to support them in any way she can. Tamra is conscientious to instill responsibility in the kids as well as teaching them the value of work and respect towards others.”
“She provides a loving home for them and supports her children to connect with their father, Simon, often.” Hulse states. “I have never heard anything in session from Sidney or Simon or Tamra that would indicate she has ever done anything out of the ordinary, that would hurt, abuse or neglect her children in any way.”
Hulse goes on to state that she is shocked that her previous letter [written on January 5th, 2014] to the court was made public, and states she was not advocating for Simon or Tamra, but for the health of the children. Hulse claims Simon misrepresented her letter when stating Sidney suffered from anxiety.
“I am troubled that the contents of my letter have been utilized in a manner that the comments made to me by the minor child, Sidney, have been disclosed in such a public fashion,” Hulse says. “I have recently reviewed an online news article that completely twists the content of my letter and completely omits the important conclusion at the end that Sidney is improving. The public release of my letter, which has generated various headlines, has no positive benefit to Sidney.”
“I have reviewed Simon’s declaration filed with the court on March 28th, 2014, and made a part of the public record, where he states at page 5, paragraph 37:
“One of the therapists whose findings concluded that the physical pain Sidney was experiencing was due to anxiety.”
Simon attached my letter dated January 5th, 2014 to support his statement,” Hulse says.
“The comment and representation by Simon , under oath, is a lie,” Hulse insists. “Nowhere within my letter is the word anxiety or physical pain even referenced. My letter has been taken out of context and it is being misrepresented by Simon.”
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