Dimitri and Ashley Snowden were accused of domestic violence by sister wife Christeline Petersen

By Nicholas Rice
April 29, 2021 09:54 AM
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Dimitri Snowden/Ashley Snowden
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A restraining order placed against Seeking Sister Wife star Dimitri Snowden has been dissolved by a judge after he and his wife, Ashley, were accused of domestic violence by sister wife Christeline Petersen.  (Petersen was not granted a temporary restraining order against Ashley due to the court needing more information on their relationship).

On Wednesday, Dimitri appeared in court, where a judge tossed the case and dissolved a temporary restraining order after she determined that Petersen did not meet her burden of proof, according to TMZ.

Petersen previously went on the record alleging that Dimitri slammed her head into a headboard and continued choking her during sex, even after she told him to stop.

Dimitri responded to Petersen's claims by sharing text messages that he said she sent him that said she enjoyed the choking, TMZ reported.

Unable to determine which party was telling the truth, the judge tossed the case, per the outlet. Petersen had also made separate allegations against Ashley, but the judge similarly dismissed that case as well.

Christeline Petersen
Credit: TLC

Petersen — who is from South Africa — appears on season 3 of the TLC show to pursue a relationship with Dimitri that began remotely.

According to court documents obtained by PEOPLE, Petersen sought a restraining order in March against the Snowdens stemming from alleged abuse she said she suffered "numerous times" over the past year.

At the time, she was granted a temporary restraining order against Dimitri and not Ashley. In the restraining order documents, Petersen describes Dimitri as her husband.

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According to the documents, Petersen claimed in January that Dimitri woke her up by "slamming my head into the headboard of the bed and he was yelling at me." Petersen filed a police report, she said.

She also claimed in the documents that it wasn't the first time Dimitri had slammed her head into the headboard over the past year. The physical abuse, Petersen alleged in the documents, also occurred during sex.

Similarly, Petersen said Ashley was physically abusive in January and said Ashley "shoved me to prevent me from leaving the home my husband and I shared with her," per the documents. "She also threw a bottle at me. She was verbally abusive and called me names." The judge did not issue an order against Ashley, because she and Petersen were not in a qualifying relationship under the law.

At the time when the allegations were first brought to light, Dimitri and Ashley did not immediately respond to PEOPLE's request to comment, alongside TLC. TMZ was first to report the news of the allegations.

If you are experiencing domestic violence, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233, or go to thehotline.org. All calls are toll-free and confidential. The hotline is available 24/7 in more than 170 languages.