Ex-NHLer slapped with a restraining order by his ex-wife, facing some serious allegations

Mike Armenti
August 3, 2023  (12:44)

Sean Avery employed a very controversial style of play throughout his entire NHL career. He was also never shy about making crude public comments, including some towards ex-Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf and his wife, actress Elisha Cuthbert.

Avery hasn't played in approximately a decade, but this week, he's back in the headlines after it was announced that he's facing some very serious allegations from his ex-wife, who recently asked a court to extend a restraining order she has against Avery for her and their three year-old-son. Per a recent report, that request has indeed been granted.
According to court documents obtained by ETonline.com, Hilary Rhoda is accusing Avery of entering her house and getting in bed with her twice without consent following their divorce in 2022.
"He grabbed me by the arms and shook me, twice. I was very scared for my safety and called the police."

"I am scared of Sean and feel threatened by this behavior and his acts of physical violence."

"Sean also yells, swears, and name-calls on a constant basis. He follows me, trying to get me to engage. He has engaged in many instances of physical abuse against me and against third parties. Sean has also been physically and emotionally abusive to our son, Nash." - Court Documents.

The restraining order also stems from an incident that Rhoda referred to from June of 2022, which involved their three-year-old son, Nash.
"Sean became irritated that our son woke up sick in the middle of the night. He screamed at me (in front of Nash) to go get Nash's 'f**king medicine,' and then aggressively punched the wall in Nash's bedroom and then punched our bedroom door. (Nash witnessed this and was scared and grabbing on to me). Sean then followed me to the kitchen, and as I was trying to get Nash's medicine, he ripped the cabinet door open -- slamming my finger between the open cabinet and the wall. I was petrified of Sean and his physical and aggressive behavior."

Rhoda accused Avery of also body slamming Nash on his changing table and revealed in court documents that Avery would routinely drive around in his car without putting his son in a car seat properly. In addition, she is alleging that Avery would often smoke marijuana before driving. Rhoda added that Avery allegedly revealed to her that he was addicted to Oxycontin and said the addiction may be the root cause of his erratic and irresponsible behaviour.
Neither Avery nor Rhoda's lawyers would respond to ET's request for comments. None of the allegations has been tested or proven in court and, naturally, Avery is presumed innocent until proven guilty.
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