Terri Seymour has requested a restraining order against a woman who's charged with assaulting her outside the American Idol finale taping, a rep for the Los Angeles Superior Court confirmed to TVGuide.com
The Extra correspondent, who previously dated Idol judge Simon Cowell, has asked that Janice Thibodeaux stay 100 yards away from her home, workplace and car and pay $10,000 in lawyer's fees, according to papers obtained by E!. She also requested that Thibodeaux stay away from her children's school or child care, although Seymour does not currently have children.
Last week, Thibodeaux was taken into custody after police officers saw her try to choke Seymour at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles. After her arrest, Thibodeaux told RadarOnline that she was retaliating for antics between Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul during a recent Idol show.
Seymour's papers state that the attack and issues surrounding it have left her "in fear for her life and caused her severe emotional distress."
Thibodeaux has been charged with two misdemeanors, including one count of battery and one count of assault. She is due back in court June 4. TVGuide.com's attempts to contact an attorney for Thibodeaux were not successful by the time of publish.
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