Robin Thicke ac­cused of child abuse by ex-wife Paula Pat­ton

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Singer Robin Thicke (inset) has been ac­cused of “ex­ces­sively spank­ing” his six-year-old child by ex-wife Paula Pat­ton (far left) in le­gal doc­u­ments filed at a Los An­ge­les court.

How­ever, a judge has de­nied Pat­ton’s re­quest to limit the Thicke’s joint cus­tody of their son, Ju­lian, re­ported The Wrap. In the le­gal fil­ing, Pat­ton claimed 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 al­leged 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 claimed 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.

As for Thicke’s dec­la­ra­tion, the mu­si­cian claimed he has not had phys­i­cal con­tact with Ju­lian since De­cem­ber 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 Jan­uary 5. The cou­ple were mar­ried for 21 years be­fore they split.

PHOTO: IAN GAVAN/ GETTY IM­AGES

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