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EXCLUSIVE: 'OC Housewife' Tamra Barney's Husband Released On Bail


Sep. 21 2010, Updated 11:02 a.m. ET

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The husband of Real Housewife of Orange County star Tamra Barney was released from jail on Tuesday afternoon following an arrest for alleged domestic violence. has learned exclusively that Simon Barney was released on an undisclosed bail amount from the Orange County Jail at 2:29 p.m.

Tamra’s 46-year-old estranged husband was taken into custody at 12:30 a.m. Tuesday morning after she claimed he threw and hit her with a retractable dog leash while at their Ladera Ranch, CA home.

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As previously reported, the couple’s 10-year-old son Spencer opened the door for Tamra and as she walked inside the house Simon allegedly threw the plastic retractable leash, which hit her wrist.

Simon was allegedly upset with Tamra because she planned a birthday party for one of their children at her new house. Although she invited Simon, he was angry and felt the party should have been held at a “neutral” location.


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