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Bad Mom? O.C. Housewife Kelly Dodd Accused Of Ditching Daughter To Party

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Jul. 7 2016, Updated 6:05 p.m. ET

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New housewife Kelly Dodd proved she could "woo-hoo" just like co-star Vicki Gunvalson, but is she partying it up too hard? In divorce papers exclusively obtained by, Dodd's husband accused her of ditching their daughter for booze.

The Real Housewives of Orange County star filed for divorce from her husband of nearly six years at the time on March 6, 2012.


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In the documents, she asked to be awarded joint legal custody and primary physical custody of their daughter Jolie, then 5, with reasonable visitation rights to Michael.

"As Jolie's primary caretaker, driving her to and from school, taking her to medical and dental appointments, activities, etc., have been my exclusive responsibility, in large part, due to Respondent's absence due to his employment," she explained of why she deserves primary custody.

In Michael's response, he requested joint legal and joint physical custody of their daughter.

"Petitioner and I have both been very active in our daughter's life and have both been the primary caretakers of Jolie since she was born," he defended in the filing. "I have been a very hands on father and since Petitioner moved to Orange County, I have been to Orange County every opportunity that I have had to see our daughter."

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Michael then accused his wife of leaving their daughter for nights out!

"Since moving to Orange County, Petitioner has had the tendency to leave our daughter with Petitioner's mother or with babysitters in order to allow her plenty of opportunities to go out on dates, to bars, or have girls nights with her friends," he slammed.

But those weren't the only digs, as Kelly also accused her husband of stealing.

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"Respondent searched through my personal belongings and removed two watches (one a Cartier and another a Breitling) from the residence that are my separate property," she explained of when Michael watched their daughter at her home. "Subsequently, both watches were returned to me by Respondent."

Although Kelly and Michael were ordered to share joint legal and physical custody of their daughter, the divorce was never finalized.

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"It was easier being with him and having my family together than being divorced," Kelly said on a recent episode. "We don't have a perfect marriage at all, but I'm going to suck it up like my parents did."

As readers know, Michael filed a restraining order against Kelly after a domestic violence arrest. The case was dismissed when she completed 10 alcoholics anonymous meetings and six months of therapy.

The Real Housewives of Orange County airs Mondays at 9/8c on Bravo.



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