Less than a month after being praised by Tamar Braxton for saving her life, David Adefeso is seeking protection from the Braxton Family Values star.
TMZ reported on Tuesday that David filed for a restraining order against Tamar, asking a judge to grant him a protective order to “prevent domestic violence” against him. The site reports that, so far, the court has not approved or denied his protective order request.
David has not provided details as to why he is seeking the protective order. At least, not yet…
This is obviously an interesting turn of events, considering last month, Tamar was thanking David for saving her life and having her back through all the drama that’s gone down over the last few months. In an Instagram post Tamar even called David “an angel on Earth.”
“… You were here for me when NOBODY was and still is,” she wrote. “YOU and [my son] Logan are priority. Thank you for being my Rock and now, my Angel on earth.”
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First and foremost, Thank you. Thank you to each and every individual who has prayed for me, thought of me, sent me their love and has showered me with their support. In this present moment, it is my only responsibility to be real with myself and to be real with the ones who truly love me and care for my healing. I have without fail, shared with you my brightest days, and I know that sharing with you what has been my darkest will be the light for any man or woman who is feeling the same defeat I felt just only a week ago. Every one of us has a desire, whether small or big, to make it out of where we come from to an ideal future place that includes, freedom to be who we choose, security for our children and families, and fortune to share with the ones we love. We believe these things can co-exist with just being happy. I believed that, that as a black woman, as an artist, an influence, a personality I could shape my world, and with whom I believed to be my partners, they could help me share my world. Over the past 11 years there were promises made to protect and portray my story, with the authenticity and honesty I gave. I was betrayed, taken advantage of, overworked, and underpaid. I wrote a letter over 2 months ago asking to be freed from what I believed was excessive and unfair. I explained in personal detail the demise I was experiencing. My cry for help went totally ignored. However the demands persisted. It was my spirit, and my soul that was tainted the most. There are a few things I count on most to be, a good mother, a good daughter, a good partner, a good sister, and a good person. Who I was, begun to mean little to nothing, because it would only be how I was portrayed on television that would matter. It was witnessing the slow death of the woman I became, that discouraged my will to fight. I felt like I was no longer living, I was existing for the purpose of a corporations gain and ratings, and that killed me. Mental illness is real. We have to normalize acknowledging it and stop associating it with shame and humiliation. The pain that I have experienced over the past 11 years has slowly ate away at my spirit and my mental. (Swipe to finish )
David has played a big part in Tamar’s battle with WEtv. During the 911 call on the night of her suicide attempt, David went into detail to the 911 operator about how Tamar has had trouble with the network.
“She was very angry early on,” David tells the 911 operator in the audio clip obtained by TMZ. “She’s had trouble with the network, the company she’s working with. And they did some things today…”
The 911 operator then tries to steer the conversation back to Tamar and her medical condition, instructing David to keep an eye on her breathing. David starts to sob at that point, crying, “This f**king network…it’s come to this. When do you get free? At what point are you really free?”
The 911 operator then asks David how long Tamar has been working for said company, but David sobs that “it’s taken over everything… everything…”
WEtv has since cut ties with Tamar, but indicated in a statement that it still plans to air her new show, Tamar Braxton: Get Ya Life, sometime this month, rather than the original July 30 premiere date it had intended.
UPDATE! Tamar is claiming a very different scenario went down than what David has implied. Click here for the latest update!