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EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Real Housewives Of OC Star Tamra Barney To File Restraining Order Against Husband

Sep. 22 2010, Published 10:00 a.m. ET

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The Real Housewives of Orange County star Tamra Barney showed up at an Orange County courthouse Tuesday to inquire about filing a restraining order against Simon, her estranged husband, has learned exclusively.

Simon was arrested early Tuesday morning on a domestic violence charge.

With her head down and wearing dark sunglasses, the reality TV star arrived at the courthouse in Orange County, CA accompanied by her boyfriend Eddie Judge and Bravo cameras.

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When asked by if she could comment about the incident with her estranged husband, Tamra said, "I can't talk about it right now, maybe later."

And when asked if she was there to file a restraining order against him, Tamra said nothing, but responded by nodding her head "yes."

She then entered the courthouse; she left about 20 minutes later.

A source tells that Tamra will file a request for a restraining order against Simon this week.

Tamra Barney

A spokesperson for the Orange County Sheriff's Department tells that an emergency order of protection (EOP) would be in place for 72 hours following the arrest of someone for domestic violence.

But to ensure continued protection, the victim of the domestic violence would need to file for a permanent restraining order with the court before the EOP runs out.

Tamra and Simon have been going through a bitter divorce since viewers saw their marital meltdown on last season's The Real Housewives of Orange County.

But it all seemed to come to a head -- literally -- when Simon was taken into custody by OC Sheriff's on suspicion of throwing a dog leash at his wife.

Simon was released from jail on Tuesday afternoon after posting bail.


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