Robin Thicke got the cops involved in the custody dispute between himself and ex Paula Patton, TMZ reports. After the couple's 6-year-old son told his mother and his school that Thicke spanks him painfully, the LA County Department of Children and Family Services opened an investigation. Patton also filed for an emergency order asking that Thicke be limited to monitored daytime visits with Julian; on Thursday, a judge denied that request. But when Thicke tried to get a hold of Patton to take Julian for an overnight visit Thursday, she went "radio silent," per TMZ, and on Friday, Thicke, who says he has not had physical contact with Julian since Dec. 31, showed up at her Malibu home with LA County Sheriff's deputies.
But, though the court custody order allows Thicke access to Julian, Patton refused to send him out and deputies didn't force him to come out. TMZ says they went inside the home and spoke to the boy, who reportedly said he was scared of Thicke and didn't want to leave with him. The incident was caught on video obtained by TMZ, though Thicke himself is out of frame and cannot be seen in the video. Deputies assure Patton that they will not take a child against his will. "Basically we had a call to respond for a civil matter," a sheriff's department rep tells Us. "No action was taken on our part, no report was written. It was completely civil." But a rep for the department does confirm to People that the incident "involved a child not wanting to go with someone." (Also in a custody battle: Uma Thurman.)