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Selma Blair has obtained a restraining order against her former boyfriend.
The 49-year-old actress filed for a protective order on February 25 as she alleged her ex Ronald Carlson assaulted her on February 22.
In court documents reported by People, Blair claimed that Carlson came to her home to return a television, and the visit took place minutes after she completed treatment for multiple sclerosis.
She said it left her weak and she told him she didn’t feel well after they returned their keys.
She alleged that he then verbally abused her, calling her “useless” and saying, “I don’t deserve this, I can do so much better than you.”
Blair claimed in court documents that he then “became enraged” and jumped “on top of her body as she lay on the couch”.
She alleged that he “choked her, strangled her and shook her head and shoulders aggressively”.
She said that in self-defense she put her fingers in her eyes and mouth while shouting to her housekeeper – who was upstairs – for help, but he reportedly covered her mouth and pushed his face “down into the coach”.
She claimed that she then lost consciousness briefly before another struggle which reportedly saw him slap her and push the side of her head and onto the floor, when her nose started bleeding. He is said to have left and she then called the Los Angeles Police Department, while her nose began to bleed again while speaking to officers at her home.
She passed out and was taken to hospital in an ambulance, while Carlson was arrested that evening for alleged domestic violence with bodily harm.
The LAPD placed a five-day protective order against him, and Blair was reportedly asked to seek a restraining order before that time was up.
In the photos taken by the LAPD, she can be seen with bruises around her chin and neck, as well as marks on her hands.
She also claimed he had a loaded, unregistered firearm in his home and threatened to kill her during the alleged assault.
His request for a restraining order was granted by a Los Angeles Superior Court judge on February 25, while Carlson’s subsequent filing for his own restraining order was denied.