Robin Thicke is reportedly being investigated by the Department of Children and Family Services for child abuse after his six-year-old son Julian told his mom Paula Patton and his school that he was hit by his dad.

According to TMZ, in the documents filed, Paula said that Julian is scared of Robin and a school official filed a document noting that the six-year-old says his dad frequently “punches” him very hard.

According to reports, Julian told his school that his dad spanked him repeatedly and the school reported the incident on January 3, at which time Paula filed an emergency order to restrict the contact that her ex would have with their son. She wanted him to only see Julian during monitored daytime visits.

Responding to the claims in legal documents, Robin said “On a very rare occasion and only as a last resort, I will use light spanking, but it is consistent with the law — open hand on the butt. This is the type of discipline to which Paula and I agreed during our marriage”

Also in the documents, Robin Thicke expressed his opinion that Paula is retaliating against him as she was not invited to his dad Alan Thicke‘s funeral last month. He said “Paula did not have a positive relationship with my father and often made negative comments to me about my father. As such, she was not welcome at his funeral”.

The case is still ongoing.

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