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Saturday, September 25, 2010

Simon Will Not Be Charged By The Orange County District Attorney

Article from the OC Register.

The Orange County District Attorney's Office will not file charges against "househusband" Simon Robert Barney because of a lack of sufficient evidence, a spokeswoman for the O.C. District Attorney said Friday.

Photo: Pacific Coast News

Simon, the estranged husband of Tamra Barney, one of "The Real Housewives of Orange County," was arrested early Tuesday on suspicion of throwing a dog leash at his wife Monday night. He was released Tuesday from Men's Central Jail in Santa Ana after posting his $10,000 bail.
Simon's case was submitted to the O.C. District Attorney's Office Friday morning, spokeswoman Farrah Emami said. The District Attorney's Office reviewed it and declined to file charges.

"It just shows that justice is blind, but it’s not stupid," Simon Barney said. "It’s not gullible, and it’s not persuaded by fame."

In a statement issued Wednesday, Simon, 46, said the leash-throwing incident and his subsequent arrest were a setup so Tamra could claim 100 percent custody of their three children. The two are going through a divorce, after 11 years of marriage and three years on the Bravo reality TV series.

Simon said he did not throw the retractable, plastic leash at his wife as she alleged. In an interview Friday, he said the reason for the hostility is a recent incident, in which "Tammy ran into my new girlfriend." He's been dating her for two months, he said.

Meanwhile, Tamra Barney, who has her own boyfriend in Eddie Judge of Ladera Ranch, has obtained a temporary restraining order against her husband, which took effect Thursday. As part of the restraining order, Simon was forced to hand in his firearm to law enforcement authorities in Aliso Viejo, he said.

She also tried to file a restraining order against Simon so he could not have contact with the children. That request was denied, Simon said.

In a text message, Tamra objected to Simon's statement that she's trying to claim 100 percent custody so she can allow their kids to be on the show. The "network has never put pressure on Simon to have the kids on the show ... Ever! And Bravo is not happy he is saying that! They simply asked if the kids could be on the main title shoot last week and he said 'NO' and they said 'thank you'."

She continued, "I did not want the kids on the show this year unless it was a situation where me, Simon and the kids were doing something together as a family. Just cuz your [sic] divorcing doesn't mean you we do not attend our childrens activities together ...

"It breaks my heart that he has acted that way in front of the children and I hope he gets the help he needs to control his anger. I never wanted him arrested. The cops made that decision for me. His statement was a lie and can be backed up by the network and my divorce docs."

Simon Barney said his soon-to-be ex-wife is lying herself, and "the only thing I care about is my children."

"I don’t want to be part of the show, part of the media; I want to go on with my life," he said. "I don’t want any part of fame. It’s destructive. It’s a drug. I’m still the same person I was five years ago."

1 comment:

  1. Tamra is so full of bullsh1t. Ya only need to watch an episode of RH with her in it to figure that out. She claims that housewives come younger but not hotter than her. Hahahaha. Keep kidding yourself love. You are a dried up old prune. Move over darling , no amount of plastic surgery is gonna change that fact. Your well past it now. Simons new bird is fit and far more attractive than you ever were and so is Gretchen the younger, hotter housewife that you were sooo jealous of. Tamra is a selfish, spiteful, nasty piece of work.