Constantine Maroulis reportedly granted restraining order against girlfriend after domestic dispute
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 08/14/2015
Constantine Maroulis reportedly got a restraining order against his daughter's mother Angelina Reed following a domestic violence incident for which he got arrested.
Just hours after the former American Idol finalist was released from custody, he went straight to court with paperwork for a restraining order which allegedly proved Reed has a history of abusing him, TMZ reported.
Maroulis had been arrested for allegedly kicking Reed in the groin, but he's reportedly claiming she had thrown a picture frame at him, destroyed many of his personal items and went on a campaign of harassment.
While Reed is now court ordered to stay away from her Wyckoff, NJ, house shared with Maroulis, she's still allowed contact with their four-year-old child named Malena, according to TMZ.
When Maroulis was arrested early on Wednesday, he insisted any aggressive behavior was self-defense and he was, in fact, the victim in the dispute.
"Late last night Mr. Maroulis told Angelina Reed, his live-in girlfriend and mother of their 4-year-old child, that he was leaving her because of her continued instability. She became angry and began attacking him. 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," Maroulis' representative Howard Bragman toldUs Weekly in a statement.
"He did not throw her to the ground or kick her in the groin during this incident. He consequently left their home to protect himself and to diffuse the situation. Some time later the local police came and arrested him for domestic abuse. He paid a small bail and was released. When all the facts come out it will become clear that Mr. Maroulis was the victim here and Ms. Reed was the aggressor."
The rep's statement continued, "Ms. 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."
Maroulis also reportedly thanked his family, friends, fans and supporters for their "faith and trust in him during this challenging time."
Maroulis competed on the fourth season of American Idol and finished in sixth place. He's starred on Broadway since his reality TV stint.