'You' actress Ambyr Childers claims ex-husband Randall Emmett's lawyer sent 'death threat' in an email
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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Ambyr Childers, who was married to film producer Randall Emmett for eight years, claims that Ben Valencia, the lawyer for her ex-husband, threatened to kill her in a nasty email that the producer accidentally forwarded to her. Then, on Monday, October 24, Childers, who was most recently seen in Netflix's 'You', reportedly entered a plea, claimed to have "genuine fear for [her] safety and well-being."
The 34-year-old actress reportedly applied for the emergency domestic violence restraining order against her ex-husband in Los Angeles Superior Court, according to the Los Angeles Times. The 'Ray Donovan' star and Emmett have joint custody of their two daughters, who are 12 and eight years old. Childers claimed in her plea that she emailed Emmett on Friday, October 21, to let him know that their elder daughter's school had sent a note complaining that she was frequently late while in the care of the 'Lone Survivor' producer.
Childers claimed that Emmett's response to her contained emails he had sent to Valencia, one of which allegedly stated, "When will you get some real money together so we can take this c**t out once and for all. This is not good for your girls," as reported by the LA Times.
Within minutes, Emmett allegedly replied, "I don't have real money for this and you know it." Childers claimed in the filling that she was particularly alarmed by the "finality and desperation" of what she had supposedly read. "If not the infliction of physical harm on me, would the money be to set me up?" she noted, according to the LA Times.
Childers reportedly added, "Is it some sort of bribe for law enforcement? With Randy's history of illegal and/or intimidating activity, nothing is off the table, and all possible interpretations make me fear for my safety." A judge dismissed her request for an emergency temporary order on Tuesday, October 25, citing a lack of evidence. Nonetheless, a hearing to assess the situation has been scheduled for November 14.
"Randall is very pleased that the court recognized there was no merit to these claims and denied the request," Emmett's representative told PageSix. The producer of '2 Guns' allegedly subjected Childers to emotional and verbal abuse for the duration of their eight-year marriage, which ended in 2017. Childers claimed that Emmett "would put his hand around [her] neck and tell [her] that [she] could never get away from him," LA Times reported.