Constantine Maroulis’ restraining order against his daughter’s mother has been granted by a local judge.
According to People Magazine, the former American Idol star filed for a temporary restraining order against Angel Reed, following a domestic violence arrest on Wednesday, August 12.
While Maroulis was arrested for the dispute in Wyckoff, New Jersey, his representative claims he was not the aggressor, rather he was the victim of the assault.
“He has injuries on his upper thigh. He was trying to be a nice guy because he is the father of their child and he became the victim,” he told the magazine.
Referencing a recording Constantine took while the altercation was taking place, his rep said he could be heard saying, “I want to break up with you, don’t hit me, leave me alone, don’t touch me,” as his girlfriend apparently smacked him numerous times and threw several different objects at him.
Constantine was arrested after Angel called 911, claiming that her boyfriend had pushed her over and kicked her in the groin. However, according to the recording, that is not how the incident went down. Constantine now plans to file criminal charges against her and also plans on taking her to civil court to make sure that he gets to see his daughter Malena, who is 4-and-a-half-years-old.
“People who know him and know the situation have been incredibly supportive,” Constantine’s rep said.
“During the course of the attack she hit him with her fists and threw numerous objects at him. He sustained a bruise and cut on his right thigh,” he explained in a statement. “He consequently left their home to protect himself and to diffuse the situation.”
“Reed has a history of attacks on Mr. Maroulis and his property and these have previously been reported to law enforcement.”
“Mr. Maroulis intends to defend himself vigorously, as well as protect his child, both in the court of law and, as necessary, in the court of public opinion and is confident that he will be completely vindicated when the truth is known.”
The temporary restraining order is tricky, according to TMZ, because the former couple share their daughter and a home. While the judge has ordered Angel to stay clear of their house, he did not prohibit her from seeing Malena.
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