Real Housewives of Orange County star Tamra Judge is fighting back against her ex-husband Simon Barney. Simon filed for full-custody of the couple’s three children on March 29th, which created a frenzy in the media after he claimed that Tamra was a neglectful and abusive mother.
Now, Tamra is telling her side of the story in a new declaration filed on June 13th and obtained by RadarOnline.
â€œI am dismayed at the extent of the inaccurate statements, self-serving manipulated contentions of fact and flat out liesâ€ it contained,” Judge said of Barney’s allegations.
â€œThe entire basis for Simonâ€™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,â€ Tamra’s declaration continues. â€œWith 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.â€
â€œI did not neglect [13-year-old] Spencer with regard to his thumb â€¦ I asked Spencer if he wanted to go to the doctor because I was ready and willing to do so and bring him there if the level of his discomfort necessitated such. Spencer did not tell me anything to lead me to believe he was in any pain, and I did not personally see any behavior out of the ordinary to make me believe he was in any pain.â€
Tamra continues, â€œSimon is fully aware, that since Spencerâ€™s birth, that I have been the parent who has been primarily responsible for taking our children to the doctor â€¦ [Any suggestion otherwise] is a flat out lie and pure manipulation meant to defame me and grab headlines.â€
â€œAfter Spencer jammed his thumb he continued to use his hands and to use his thumbs playing video games in my immediate presence,â€ Judge insists. â€œObviously Spencer must have expressed more discomfort to Simon than he did to me or his teachers and staff at his school â€¦ the official diagnosis was a hairline fracture that did not require any type of casting.â€
Tamra says â€œdelusionalâ€ Simonâ€™s entire declaration was a calculated move â€œto villainize me in the media knowing that the journalists who hang on every word he chose to put in the public file.â€
“The only abuse our children are suffering at this time stems from Simonâ€™s own self-serving declaration and his various exhibits â€¦ to fulfill Simonâ€™s desire to publicly defame me,” she adds.
Tamra admits she and Sidney, her oldest daughter, “have had a strained relationship of recent.â€ But while Barney claimed in his declaration that the childâ€™s therapist thought she was suffering from â€œanxietyâ€ related to the split, Judge claims, â€œSimon has completely lied, under the penalty of perjury,â€ and that the therapist said no such thing.â€
Tamra also claims Simon is “constantly harassing me” with â€œhundredsâ€ of text messages â€œon a regular basis.â€ She also reveals she wants the three children to live with her full-time, because she believes she is a better fit parent.
â€œSimon purportedly desires to keep our childrenâ€™s lives private, yet I am in the process of consoling our two younger children in light of the press generated by Simonâ€™s unfounded motion for full custody of them,â€ Tamra says. â€œThey are right in the middle of the spotlight.â€
â€œOur children are more important to me than anything in my whole life,â€ she says. â€œWhile 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.â€
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