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Couture Files Restraining Order Against Affliction Owner
From the SJ Mercury News and TMZ
Ultimate Fighting Championship title holder Randy Couture's wife has won a restraining order against a T-shirt business partner, alleging threats and intimidation.
Kim Couture won the order Wednesday against Affliction Inc. clothing company owner Todd Eugene Beard. Kim Couture alleges in court documents that Beard has a violent criminal history and engaged in "threatening" actions.
A court spokeswoman says the order restraining Beard from approaching Kim Couture was issued Wednesday by Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Doug Smith.
Kim Couture also asked the judge to prohibit Beard from attending a UFC bout featuring Randy Couture this Saturday at the MGM Grand Garden arena in Las Vegas.
A lawyer for Beard didn't immediately respond to a message seeking comment. Beard's business is in Seal Beach, Calif.
Randy and wife Kim claim Affliction Prez Todd Beard has been on a campaign of terror against them since they asked for an accounting of profits. A Las Vegas judge just issued a temporary restraining order, prohibiting Beard from going near Kim, and that includes going near the MGM Grand when Randy fights this Saturday. And Beard can't go to the hotel during the weigh-in the day before either.
According to Kim Couture's declaration, Beard has made "a series of threats and acts intended to intimidate me and otherwise coerce me to 'back off.'"
She goes on: "My fear of Mr. Beard is well-founded given his extensive criminal history. Not only has he been convicted of numerous state and federal felonies relating to fraud ...he has engaged in numerous acts of violence, including violence against women."
Couture's belt is on the line Saturday night at the MGM grand, when he takes on Brock Lesner