Robin Thicke Accused of ‘Excessively Spanking’ Son by Ex-Wife Paula Patton

Judge denies the “Warcraft” actress’ request to limit singer’s joint custody of their six-year-old child, Julian

Last Updated: January 13, 2017 @ 10:34 AM

Robin Thicke has been accused of “excessively spanking” his six-year-old child by ex-wife Paula Patton in legal documents filed with a Los Angeles court on Thursday.

However, a judge has denied the “Warcraft” actress’ request to limit the “Blurred Lines” singer’s joint custody of their son, Julian.

In the legal filing, Patton claims she is “concerned that Respondent [Thicke] is engaging in alcohol and drug use while Julian is in his custody. I am aware that Respondent has a history of drug use, which existed during our marriage.”

She alleges that during the summer of 2014 when they separated, Thicke “looked ill. He was pale, clammy, and shaky. It was very uncharacteristic and I was worried about him.”

Patton also claims after Julian showed her how Thicke spanked him, she responded with an “ow,” and added that “Julian said it was worse than that.”

“I then told Julian that I could not keep this secret anymore, and that I have to protect him,” Patton said, according to the documents.

“Principal Smith and Ms. Mahajan called Department of Child and Family Services on January 4, 2017 to report their concerns about Respondent’s abuse of Julian. DCFS came to my home on January 9, 2017 and interviewed Julian and me,” the motion continued. “They asked to interview Julian again, and they did in fact interview him again on Jan. 11 , 2017. My understanding is that the DCFS investigation is still pending.”

As for Thicke’s declaration, the musician claims he has not had physical contact with Julian since Dec. 31, and that his ex-wife has denied him private access to their son on FaceTime, nor would she bring him to her house for a basketball lesson on Jan. 5.

The latest filing states that the current physical custody agreement gives Thicke overnights with his son every Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

After meeting on the Sunset Strip when Patton was 16 and Thicke was 14 in 1991, the couple was married in June 2005. They announced their separation on Feb. 24, 2014 after 21 years together amidst a high profile and tumultuous split.

Thicke is currently mourning the death of his father, Alan Thicke, who died suddenly on Dec. 13, 2016, at the age of 69.

Patton paid tribute to her former father-in-law in a touching Instagram post after his death, writing: “I knew Alan since I was 15 years old and he had a tremendous effect on my life. I loved and respected him so much!

“So many great memories and laughs together. We will miss him so much! His grandson is quite sure he is still here with us in spirit.”

Pamela Chelin contributed to this report.

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