Real Housewife of Orange County star Tamra Barney’s high-profile custody battle with her husband Simon just got even nastier. Recently it was revealed that Tamra’s oldest daughter Sidney refused to attend a court-ordered therapy session with her mother – and pleaded with the judge in his chambers to stop trying to force her to spend time with Tamra. Despite the fact that the judge even stated in his ruling that it was obvious Sidney was speaking on her own and had not been coached by her father Simon – Tamra insisted that her ex-husband was intentionally turning her daughter Sidney against her.
After Tamra ranted on Twitter about Simon Barney brainwashing their kids and only releasing one-sided stories to the press – Simon decided to come forward and set the record straight. In an official statement Simon accused Tamra of slandering him, and making unfounded accusations. Then he went on to call the RHOC star out for her trashy behavior on the reality TV show.
Here’s Simon Barney’s official statement per Radar Online:
“I have always tried to keep quiet and take the high road. Unfortunately the latest barrage of negative press has warranted some kind of statement. My statement is to set the record straight with facts, truths, not fabrications and accusations. Not only does my daughter have to read and hear about what her mother says about her father on the internet and various talk-shows, she is forced to relive it over and over from her ‘friends and classmates. The not so classy moments her mother is so famous for on the show which she is a main cast member, i.e., bathtub scene, talking about anal sex, talking about having sex with her husband, being topless, grabbing other women’s body parts, trash talking, throwing wine, drunk, having her private parts in a man’s face, having a male stripper’s private parts in her face and being overall abusive.”
Sure, Tamra Barney has been a total trash-ball on Real Housewives. The thing is, the issue shouldn’t even be her behavior at this point – it should be the fact that she chose the Bravo show over her own children. Tamra and Simon’s custody battle has been going on for years now. If Tamra truly wanted custody of her kids, and for her daughter Sidney not to hate her – she could have quit the show many seasons ago and half of those “incidents” that Simon listen in his statement never would have occurred and his case against her would be much weaker. But, being the fame-hungry narcissist that Tamra Barney is, she opted to continue making a fool of herself on reality TV – knowing damn well it was only hurting her relationships with her kids and the odds of ever getting them back.
What do you think of the latest developments in Tamra Barney’s custody case? Do you blame her daughter Sidney for wanting nothing to do with her? Is there any truth to Tamra’s accusations that Simon is brainwashing Sidney? Let us know what you think in the comments below!