Last Friday I reported that Shannon Sharpe was served with a temporary restraining order by an Atlanta Court per a petition by a woman named Michele Bundy. A hearing has now been scheduled for the case at Fulton County Superior Court in Atlanta on Monday, Sept. 20. Sharpe has not been charged with a crime or been arrested.
Today I obtained Bundy’s temporary restraining order petition filed last Thursday at Fulton County Superior Court.
Bundy was granted a temporary protective order against Sharpe after accusing the CBS commentator of forcing her to have sex with him, making multiple threats on her life and stalking her. Sharpe was ordered by the Court to not contact Bundy or her immediate family and remain at least 200 yards away from her at all times.
Bundy’s attorney listed the following allegations against Sharpe in the restraining order petition:
Forced to have sex with him. He repeatedly calls and threatens her life. Places her under surveillance and calls to say he is watching her.
Bundy requested in the petition that a minor child in her care also be applicable to the protective order. The request was granted by the judge.
As noted by the judge, the Sept. 20 hearing will require Bundy and her attorney “to show why the demands (restraining order) of the petitioner should be granted.”
After my inital report on Friday about the temporary restraining order obtained by Bundy, Sharpe performed his regular NFL studio host duties on CBS on Sunday and did not comment about the case.
Following my report on the details of the restraining order petition today, Sharpe released this statement through CBS: “I have decided to step aside from the NFL Today until this matter is resolved.”
CBS Sports Senior Vice President of Communications LeslieAnne Wade said on behalf of the network: “We accept Shannon’s decision and decline to comment further on a pending legal matter.”
Though it’s important to keep in mind that Sharpe has not been charged with a crime or been arrested, based on the gravity of the allegations against him, CBS and Sharpe did the right thing in allowing the legal process to run its course.
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