2017 is certainly not shaping up to be a good year for R&B crooner Robin Thicke.
The Grammy-nominated singer, reportedly still reeling from the death of his father/actor Alan Thicke in late 2016, spent the latter half of his year in a custody battle with ex-wife/actress Paula Patton. Things took an even worse turn in the matter when Patton accused him of drug abuse, infidelity, and spousal and child abuse.
The information above led to a decision handed by a Los Angeles judge yesterday which will see Thicke not only stripped of his parental rights to child custody (temporarily), but also forced to serve a restraining order that will require he stay away from Patton and their son, Julian.
On Thursday, a Los Angeles judge granted the 41-year-old actress’ request for a temporary restraining order and temporarily stripped him of shared legal and physical custody – giving him supervised visitation instead after ruling that Thicke has a history of domestic violence.
Per court documents obtained by PEOPLE, the restraining order means that Thicke, 39, has to stay at least 100 yards away from Patton, their 6-year-old son Julian and her mother, Joyce Patton. The actress was also granted sole legal and physical custody of Julian until the next hearing on Feb. 24.
Thicke’s lawyer, Angela Pierce di Donato, clapped back on his behalf:
“Paula never reported any domestic violence until she was in a position of contempt by violating the custody orders. DCFS asked both Paula and Robin to drug test. Robin agreed and submitted to his test, but Paula refused to test. Infidelity has nothing to do with custody. She is attempting to throw anything at him to hurt him, but Robin’s focus is their son.”
People reports, “Thicke was granted supervised visitation for a few hours, three days a week, at a neutral location selected by a monitor. Previously, he had custody of Julian every Thursday, Friday and Saturday.”