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Friday, June 20, 2008

SOHH Exclusive: 50 Cent Must “Refrain From Any Acts Or Threats Of Violence,” Says Baby Mama’s Lawyer

By Cyrus Langhorne

Things are continuing to heat up between 50 Cent and his ex, Shaniqua Tompkins, as she has just received a temporary restraining order against the rapper.

According to TMZ, Tompkins’ motivation for seeking the order is based on alleged threats made against her from associates of the G-Unit head. With the request approved, 50 will not only be restricted from direct contact with Tompkins, but also from his 11 year-old son who he has yet to speak with since a fire destroyed their Long Island home.

Minutes after the decision was made, Tompkin’s lawyer Paul Catsadonis spoke exclusively with SOHH to clarify what the order means.

“Basically [50 Cent] can’t be around Ms. Tompkins, wherever she is, without being court authorized and he has to refrain from any acts or threats of physical violence that create an unreasonable risk to the health, safety, or welfare of Ms. Tompkins,” he said. “[50] has to surrender, immediately, any known guns to the police and sheriff.”

Catsadonis also detailed what the order means for the rapper’s relationship with his son, Marquise.

“He can have contact with Marquise so long as he makes an effort to do that, [providing] a number [to call him]. If he’s gonna come over, he’s got to be court authorized.”

From here, Catsadonis said they would be returning to court the week of July 15th to discuss the restraining order, including property issues for what 50 Cent cannot legally do and the 17th for family court.

The decision marks the latest action from either side as SOHH previously reported 50 suing Tompkins for defamation. In the suit, the rapper claims she has been fueling fire to allegations that he deliberately had the Long Island home burned down, purposely endangering the lives of both his son and former girlfriend.

Catsadonis said he has just received the defamation information and plans on letting SOHH how he plans on responding to the suit.

“There comes a point where you can no longer sit on your hands and listen to her spread these falsehoods,” 50’s lawyer, Brett Kimmel, told SOHH. “Besides hurting his reputation, they have a damaging impact on their son.”

Tompkin’s lawyer also said they are looking to disqualify Kimmel from the New York Supreme Court matter. He also has argued that she is devastated from the destruction of the Long Island home.

“Her position is very clear—[50] has been an absentee father and they’re traumatized right now. They lost everything they had.”

The battle between the two began prior to the home’s destruction, as 50 went to court requesting the family to be forced out of the million-dollar house last April.

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