Simon Cowell's ex-girlfriend Terri Seymour is seeking a restraining orderagainst the woman who assaulted her outside the American Idol finale last week (19May09).
Janice Thibodeaux claimed the attack was motivated by footage of Cowellpretending to throttle fellow Idol judge Paula Abdul on the show.
Seymour also fears the woman will again assault and further harass
She has since been charged with misdemeanour assault, and now Seymour is asking a court to keep them apart.
In legal documents filed in Los Angeles on Wednesday (27May09) and obtained by Tmz.com, Seymour's lawyers say of the assault "(Thibodeaux) attacked (Seymour) from behind, putting her into a headlock, wrenching her neck and choking her with the full force of her 200 pound frame".
The papers go on to claim Thibodeaux "has sought publicity for her wrongful act and stated to the media that they were intentional and that she does not regret that".
Seymour also fears the woman "will again assault and further harass".