Pauley Perrette’s ex-husband, Francis “Coyote” Shivers, was charged with violating a restraining order ahead of his sentencing on Wednesday.
Shivers, who appeared in the 1995 film, “Empire Records,” was charged with one count of violating a court order and one count of probation violation for an incident last year, TMZ reports.
He showed up at a Hollywood sushi restaurant, where NCIS star Perrette, and her current fiancé, were dining in April. The trio got into an argument.
Shivers is on probation for sending Perrette’s lawyer “harassing emails,” TMZ reports.
He was convicted last month and faces up to 18 months in prison for violating his ex-wife's restraining order.
They married in 2000, separated in 2004 and divorced in 2006. She sought a restraining order against him in 2005 after receiving frightening emails. She received the restraining order based on a “history of emotional abuse,” the Hollywood Gossip reports.
The pair are also said to be feuding over an unsold film script Perrette wrote called “Star Crazy.” Shivers said in a Hollywood Gossip article that Perrette is living out the general outline of the screenplay that lists these steps for vengeance:
1. “Stalk him”
2. “Schmooze police”
3. “Get restraining order”
“For years, I’ve been saying this was going to happen ... in court documents, in police reports,” Shivers told the New York Post. “And, finally, it has.”
Shivers’ friends said Perrette isn't the only victim in their tumultuous relationship.
“She’s extremely extroverted, extremely intelligent and charming, but she’s wicked,” Jason Fishbein, who said he was close to Perrette, told the Hollywood Gossip. In court papers, he said the actress “possibly uses restraining orders as a method of harassment.”
Another friend, Lisa Lynch, said Perrette was admitted to a psych ward at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in L.A. for “an extended period,” according to court papers.