The Bachelor creator Mike Fleiss and estranged pregnant wife Laura Fleiss have begun battling for custody over their son after exchanging accusations of domestic violence.
On Tuesday, a Los Angeles judge granted a temporary restraining order against Mike after Laura claimed he verbally and physically attacked her at their Hawaii home over the Fourth of July weekend for refusing to get an abortion. He denies the allegations, and says she was the one who attacked him. Police are investigating the incident. No arrests have been made.
The temporary restraining order issued against Mike protects both Laura and the couple's 4-year-old son, Ben, who was present in the same home at the time of the alleged violence. On Wednesday, Laura filed documents asking a judge to grant her full physical and legal custody of the child, and for Mike to pay child and spousal support to her, as well as all of her legal fees for the divorce, The Blast reported.
Mike had filed divorce documents to end his five-year marriage to Laura last week, days after the couple's confrontation and a week before it was made public. In his filing, he requested joint legal and physical custody of Ben, according to multiple reports. But in his response to Laura's temporary restraining order request, he stated, "I don't know where Ben is and I want custody of him because of Laura's instability...I further request that Laura be ordered to immediately return our son Ben to Los Angeles, and for me to have primary custody."
According to The Blast, Mike stated in his original divorce filing that he and Laura have a prenup that will dictate both spousal and child support.