The same day Simon Barney was arrested for domestic violence against wife and Real Housewives of Orange County star Tamra Barney, Tamra took some drastic measures. Simon was taken into custody Tuesday morning after allegedly throwing a dog leash at his wife, and it didn’t take Tamra long to take action.
According to RadarOnline, Tamra appeared at an Orange County courthouse later on Tuesday to find out about the process of filing a restraining order against her estranged husband. The two are going through a divorce, and Tamra showed up at the court yesterday with her boyfriend Eddie Judge–and it was all filmed by the Bravo cameras.
Though Tamra did not file a request for a restraining order at the time, sources said she plans to within the week, and in the meantime is protected under an emergency order of protection (EOP) for 72 hours, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. The EOP protects a victim immediately following a domestic violence arrest.
So, even though Simon was released on bail later in the day Tuesday, right now, he can’t go near his wife, dog-leash or not.
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