We’ve seen Adrienne Maloof and her now estranged husband, plastic surgeon Paul Nassif, bickering on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills before they inevitably filed for divorce. They had a contentious relationship, although they tried to play it off on the show like they enjoyed that dynamic. It looks like the truth might be a lot more ominous. New photos of Adrienne have emerged, posted on her personal chef’s Facebook, showing some horrific-looking bruises on Adrienne’s back and sides. Her chef, the humorless Bernie Guzman, included captions that leave no doubt as to whom he considers responsible. He writes “Now you know….Everyone else needs to know. It’s a secret I have kept….he must be stopped.”
Bernie is of course referring to Paul. In late September, Adrienne was granted a temporary restraining order against Paul after she alleged that he choked one of their sons. Both Paul and Adrienne have also accused each other of physical and verbal abuse. The press played down Paul’s alleged abuse of Adrienne, although it may have been very serious judging by these photos. Here’s the report, thanks to Radar:
Shocking photos of Adrienne Maloof with multiple bruises on her back have surfaced and RadarOnline.com has the shots that show the dark marks on the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star.
The photos of Adrienne are taken from behind and show her nude from the waist up with red welts on her arms and across her back.
She is wearing her hair in a pony tail and the large marks are visible in several places on her back.
The photos were posted on Adrienne’s personal chef Bernie Guzman’s Facebook page and he wrote “Now you know….Everyone else needs to know. It’s a secret I have kept….he must be stopped.
“Adrienne did not put me up to this…..I feel everyone needs to know. I’m sure she will be relieved everyone knows.”
Adrienne and her estrange husband, Dr. Paul Nassif, have been locked in a nasty divorce battle and Guzman claims that the pictures were part of the court documents submitted two weeks ago.
“Now you know who and what he really is,” Guzman wrote and said “Adrienne Maloof was pushed to the ground. Punched and beaten. He is a beast.”
As RadarOnline.com previously reported, Adrienne claimed in her court documents that she was a victim of domestic violence at the hands of her husband.
Maloof said in her sworn declaration: “Paul Nassif has often shoved me to the ground, pulled my hair and yelled at me. Most recently, in July 2012, he shoved me to the ground with enough force that I hit my head on the floor when I fell. I immediately jumped up because I knew that if I stayed down I could be kicked. He grabbed my hair and pulled. I grabbed his hair, trying to get him off of me.”
In the documents Guzman also alleged that he observed “Paul drinking large amounts of alcohol and in particular, scotch on a daily basis. While at the residence Paul had a nightly habit of drinking one-and-a-half highball glasses full of scotch without ice or water…..When Paul drinks, Paul tends to fight with Adrienne. I have overheard many arguments between Adrienne and Paul and during some arguments I have heard Adrienne say, ‘Get off me. Get away from me.’”
It’s possible Adrienne told Bernie he could post these photos, but I’m thinking she’s probably embarrassed they got out. She has the facade of a woman who has her life and businesses under control and who isn’t easily rattled. I don’t see her wanting these photos to get out. I feel for her. What is it with these abusive relationships on RHOBH? Taylor Armstrong went through some horrific abuse at the hands of her husband, who went on to commit suicide. I never thought that Paul was abusive to Adrienne, he seemed like too nice of a guy, but I believe it now.
Paul’s lawyer. Marty Singer, has responded to these photos by saying “Any suggestion that the photos show my client struck Adrienne Maloof is a complete fabrication. No physical assault ever occurred. I can’t speculate how these marks occurred. I know the woman does martial arts.” Why would she ask her chef to take photos of her injuries if they were just from kickboxing? Who gets injured like this from martial arts?
Paul and Adrienne are shown in April. Adrienne is shown on 8-21-12 launching her shoes for Belk at an event in Las Vegas. Credit: FameFlynet and WENN.com