Days after David requested the court block his Real Housewives of Orange County star ex from drinking alcohol “eight hours before or during periods of time with [their] children,” Shannon fired back with documents of her own, claiming there is “no legitimate reason” for any such order.
On December 20, PEOPLE shared details regarding Shannon’s documents, which also claimed David’s request was “designed to attract media attention and assert control.”
Shannon filed for divorce from David at the end of last year after 17 years of marriage and three children, including 17-year-old daughter Sophie and 14-year-old twins Stella and Adeline. In March, Shannon was granted joint legal and physical custody of the kids and $22,500 per month in child support and spousal support.
“I am informed and believe — based on his communication with me (and sometimes his refusal to communicate) — that the Respondent is deeply angry with me and was looking to hurt and embarrass me,” Shannon wrote.
According to David, he made his request due to a shocking moment seen on the recent RHOC reunion, which featured Shannon admitting to self-medicating with alcohol.
“Oh absolutely,” Shannon agreed. “And I admit it.”
“The mother had publicly stated on television within the last month, she ‘self-medicates’ with alcohol. That behavior is detrimental to the children,” David argued in his court documents.
Still, Shannon insists in her own documents that there is no reason for concern.
“The term to which Respondent refers (and mis-characterizes), ‘self-medicate,’ was used during a frank conversation about the breakdown of our marriage and the issues precipitating it; the conversation was filmed for the television show of which I have been a cast member for five years. At no time did I use the term ‘self-medicating’ or say that I was abusing alcohol,” she explained.
“Respondent is basing his request on a moment of a TV show that has been edited for entertainment purposes,” Shannon continued. “In real life, I have admitted to making a handful of poor choices in the last year-and-a-half, but I have taken responsibility for my mistakes and discussed them with our children, their therapist, and my therapist. The same cannot be said about the Respondent’s accountability.”
A court hearing has been set for January 23, 2019.
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