Ambyr Childers claims FBI probing ex Randall Emmett's 'activities with child exploitation and pedophilia'
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Ambyr Childers has been given a temporary restraining order against her ex-husband, Randall Emmett, after months of her claiming she was afraid for her safety. On December 22, a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge ordered the filmmaker to keep 100 yards away from Ambyr, who was his wife for eight years from 2009 to 2017.
The court order also prohibits Randall from contacting Ambyr unless it is for a "brief and peaceful" discussion about visitation with the couple's two kids. Ambyr has been seeking protection from Randall since October, when a court denied her original request for a domestic violence restraining order due to a lack of documentation. However, Ambyr submitted a new petition with the court late last month, stating in a supporting affidavit that on December 6 she was approached by an FBI special agent who inquired about Randall's "suspected activities with child exploitation and pedophilia."
In the document, the 'You' actress claimed that the FBI call caused her "extreme destruction and disturbance of [her] emotional calm and peace of mind" because the former couple's girls, aged 12 and 9, "are often alone" with their father. In addition, Ambyr stated in her statement that she does not want to "run the risk" of the children being with Randall if "federal law enforcement serve either an arrest or search warrant on him or on his premises." According to FBI rules, a spokesperson was "unable to confirm or deny the existence of an investigation."
Randall claimed in a statement to LA Times on Thursday that he was "not being investigated by the FBI nor anyone else, and the notion that I am is beyond absurd." "There is zero evidence that I’m being investigated for anything," the controversial producer concluded. "I am shocked and in utter disbelief that Ambyr would even hint at something so disgusting and untrue."
He went on to say that he and Ambyr still share legal custody of their children — the court denied a plea to keep him from being more than 100 yards away from them — and that her accusations were "designed to hurt my career without any evidence whatsoever."
Since Ambyr's petition, three more people have stated that they were called by FBI agents enquiring about Emmett's actions and that they gave information, LA Times reported. Ambyr's plea for a domestic violence restraining order will be heard on January 12.