The estranged husband of Adrienne Maloof -- sister of the Sacramento Kings' owners -- says he needs to carry a gun to protect himself from angry Kings fans, according to a celebrity website.
The gossip site TMZ, quoting court papers, says Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Paul Nassif defended his need to carry a gun because of Kings' fans anger at the possibility the team might leave town. He said he and his estranged wife have received threats as reports surfaced that the Kings could relocate. Maloof, who is a custody battle with her husband, had filed court papers complaining about his gun ownership, the website said.
According to TMZ, Nassif also said he believes their three sons, as heirs to a $1 billion fortune, are vulnerable and need to be protected.
Nassif filed for divorce from Maloof in late August, according to People magazine.
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