Selma Blair was granted a restraining order against her ex Ron Carlson after he allegedly physically and verbally assaulted her in her home, according to legal documents obtained by E! News.
Selma Blair was granted a restraining order against ex Ronald Carlson after he allegedly attacked her in her home.
Blair requested Carlson stay at least 100 yards away from herself and her 10-year-old son, Arthur Saint Blair Bleick, after Carlson allegedly assaulted her on Feb. 22 when he went to drop-off a TV set, according to her Feb. 25 restraining order requests obtained by E! News on March 9. In the same afternoon as the alleged attack, Carlson was arrested at his home and charged with felony domestic violence, per the document
Blair stated in the papers, “I am in significant fear for my own safety and the safety of my young son who resides with me.”
A judge gave Blair a temporary restraining order on Feb. 25, which lasts until her hearing on March 22.
According to documents, the Portlandia star was at home receiving IV treatment for several hours under the supervision of a nurse, leaving her “weak” by the end of the session. She was advised to have the treatment for her multiple sclerosis.
At about 2:45 p.m., Carlson arrived to drop off the TV she requested to watch VHS tapes, saying, “there’s your f–king TV,” the documents stated. Carlson allegedly threw down the keys he was returning and said, “You f–ked up, you can’t do anything, you can’t love anybody, you’re f–king useless.”
He continued, allegedly saying, “I don’t f–king deserve this, I can do so much better than you.”
She said she replied, “I cannot put up with this anymore and hope you can find someone else, good luck, you’re a loser.”
Blair said in the documents that it was at this point that he “became enraged and lunged” at her on the couch, strangling her and restricting her breathing while she tried to call for help from the housekeeper who was upstairs. She stated that she tried to “fight him off” by shoving her hand in his face, shoving her fingers in what she believed were his eyes and mouth. She claimed that she lost consciousness for a few seconds during the attack, the documents said.
She eventually “fell down the gap created, hitting her head on the floor.” Carlson allegedly “lifted her up and down, causing her to hit her head on the floor,” the documents shared. When Blair managed to stand up, he “used his open hand in a forceful slapping or pushing motion” at her head.
Blair said in the documents that he continued to yell at her, saying, “I will f–king kill you” multiple times before he left the house.
Her housekeeper arrived downstairs minutes after he left, and her assistant arrived to her home with Blair’s son about 30 minutes after he left, she said in the document. She recapped what happened and had her assistant take photos of her injuries.
According to photos included in her restraining order and in her declaration, Blair had bruises on her neck and biceps, as well as cuts and scrapes on her chin and jaw area.
Blair called 911 after her assistant took photos.
Los Angeles police took “one photo from her full face, three photos from the red marks around her neck and under her chin, and three photos from the red marks on her left and right hand,” according to Blair’s declaration.
While speaking with LAPD officers who arrived after she called 911, she said in her declaration that she developed a heavily bleeding nose that made her unconscious. She was transported to the hospital for treatment.
After police were called, Carlson was arrested from his home.
E! News reached out to Carlson’s attorney for comment but hasn’t heard back.
He spoke with police after his arrest. He said that “did not put his hands-on Selma and at no point he hit Selma during this incident,” according to the police report included in Blair’s restraining order request. The documents stated that he had scratches on his nose and under his left eye. Upon his arrest, his daughter who lived with him was sent to a family friends house with his permission, the document said.
She said in the restraining order paperwork that he has an unregistered, loaded firearm in his possession, which she said adds to her safety concerns.
Blair and Carlson were together from 2013 to 2016 before taking a three-year break, getting back together in 2019, Blair shared in her declaration. They recently called things off before the alleged incident, she continued.
NCIS and Bones Actor Heath Freeman’s Cause of Death Revealed
Heath Freeman, who played Howard Epps on Bones and Benjamin Frank on NCIS, died in November 2021. Now, nearly four months later, fans are learning the cause of the actor’s death.
Freeman—who appeared on shows like Bones, NCIS and Raising the Bar—died of an accidental overdose, according to the Travis County Medical Examiner report obtained by TMZ.
Per the report, he was discovered unresponsive in his bed with a mix of fentanyl, cocaine, hydrocodone, oxycodone and alprazolam (generic Xanax) in his system. The report also said the latter two types of pills were found in his home. His death was ruled an accident.
Freeman died in November 2021 at age 41.
“We are truly devastated at the loss of our beloved Heath Freeman,” his manager said in a statement to E! News at the time. “A brilliant human being with an intense and soulful spirit, he leaves us with an indelible imprint in our hearts. His life was filled with deep loyalty, affection, and generosity towards his family and friends, and an extraordinary zest for life.”
The manager noted that Freeman “was extremely proud of his recent film work”—which included Terror on the Prairie, 12 Mighty Orphans and The Seventh Day—”and was very excited for the next chapter of his career.”
“His remarkable legacy as a son, brother, uncle, friend, extraordinarily gifted actor and producer, consummate cook, and man with the most infectious and spectacular laugh, will live on forever,” the star’s manager continued. “May his memory be a blessing to all who knew and loved him.”
After news of his death broke, several of Freeman’s former costars expressed their condolences on social media, including his Terror on the Prairie castmate Gina Carano.
“This is hard to write.. I was just giving you a big wrap party hug a week ago,” she wrote. “I wanted to keep you for a lifetime and now I am going to carry you for a lifetime in my heart. I didn’t know our journey would be cut this short and my heart is shattering. I wanted so much more time to laugh, cry, create, live, love with your friendship.”
“Heath truly was so special, so fierce and precious, protective gentle and brave,” the actress continued. “He made me feel safe. He took care of everyone around him. I am so blessed to know him for the time I did. Rest In Peace Heath Freeman.. my sweet, passionate friend. I’ll be missing you and praying for your loved ones.”