Paula Patton accuses Robin Thicke of child abuse, drug use

Paula Patton has accused ex-husband Robin Thicke of abusing their 6-year-old son, citing alleged drug use and alcohol abuse, according to court documents.

Luther Vandross was outed as gay after his death.

Paula Patton has accused her ex-husband Robin Thicke of abusing their 6-year-old son, citing alleged drug use and alcohol abuse, according to court documents obtained by the New York Daily News.

“The court finds there is insufficient showing of great or irreparable harm, immediate danger or any other statutory basis for granting relief,” Judge Colin Leis said in his Thursday order.

Patton, 41, asked a court to overhaul Thicke’s access to their son, Julian, so he could receive only monitored daytime visits instead of his regular Thursday to Sunday schedule.

In her filing, the actress accused Thicke of “excessive spanking,” which is a claim that Julian reportedly told his Malibu school on Jan. 3, according to court paperwork.

“Over the past year, I have become concerned about (Thicke’s) drinking and drug use, as well as the forms of punishment he is using to discipline Julian,” Patton wrote to the court.
“On January 2, 2017, the day before Julian was to return to school from Christmas break, Julian told my mother and me that when (Thicke) spanked him it was really hard.”
Patton said she asked Julian to hit her on the back to show her how hard Thicke allegedly hit him. When he struck her, Patton said she was surprised by how much force he used. “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. He became angry and tense and yelled at me that if I told, he would never tell me anything about (his dad) again,” she wrote. Patton also claimed Thicke showed up to their son’s Kindergarten graduation last June “clearly intoxicated” and that their son told her he put a “curse” on Thicke so he would “throw up” if he had more than five drinks.The accusations led to an investigation by Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services, according to paperwork.

Thicke has denied the claims, stating that his spanking was infrequent and that he and Patton had agreed to the method of punishment.

“On a very rare occasion and only as a last resort, I will use light spanking, but it is consistent with the law — open hand on the butt,” Thicke told the court. “This is the type of discipline to which Paula and I agreed during our marriage. I have never exceeded age-appropriate discipline, and thus never been an issue, nor has it been raised by Paula previously.”

Thicke also claimed that his ex-wife “holds residual anger” toward him because she wasn’t invited to the funeral of his father, Alan Thicke.

Patton and Thicke were married in 2005 after meeting in 1991 when he was just 14 years old. The pair separated in February 2014 and divorced in March 2015.