E! News reports that Jenni "JWoww" Farley recently filed a temporary restraining order against Rodger Mathews. Farley filed for divorce in September 2018. Police responded to the couple’s home late in the evening on December 13th. Mathews was escorted from the home by law enforcement around 2 a.m. Mathews discussed details of the incident in a series of videos that were posted to Instagram, some of which showed him sitting the backseat of a police car.
Mathews claims in the videos that he called the police because JWoww threatened to “make up a fake story" and call the police on him. According to Mathews, his call was a preemptive attempt to reach law enforcement before JWoww could. The caption for one of the videos he posted to Instagram says, “Reality is stranger than fiction. You guys are about to learn the truth and I promise you. You aren't ready. The truth is my greatest asset. There is no my truth, there is only THE truth."
JWoww's legal team released the following statement regarding the domestic dispute:
“Certain events transpired last night which lead Jenni to involve authorities, as she felt it was in her best interests, and the best interests of her children to do so. Any statements and social media posts depicting anything to the contrary are entirely false, misleading, and intentionally designed to cast Jenni in a negative light. She is proud to be a hard working parent who provides for her children…While we have chosen not to comment further, we will note that a judge immediately ruled in Jenni's favor and issued a temporary order of protection last night. Please respect Jenni's decision for privacy in an effort to protect herself and her children during this time."
E! News interviewed our attorney, Vikki Ziegler, to ask her about the implications of JWoww's restraining order. According to Ms. Ziegler, a standard restraining order means Mathews would have "no ability to contact JWoww in any context—oral, text or written communications," and he would also not be allowed to "go near her or the children at this point."
Ms. Ziegler said there would likely be a future hearing to "to determine whether or not there was just a temporary restraining order which Jwoww received, if it will become permanent or if it will get dismissed." Vikki also told E! News that the restraining order might require Mathews to undergo psychiatric evaluation.
“We don't exactly the genesis of what she's saying he did to her. The really important point here is if this becomes a final restraining order he will be permanently out of the house and that's one of the techniques that people use for restraining orders while the divorce is going on," said Ms. Ziegler.
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