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Pauly D ‘fighting for custody’

Pauly D is apparently concerned for the safety of his daughter.

The 33-year-old former Jersey Shore star met Amabella, born on May 15, for the first time in November.

Amabella was born after Pauly had a fling with Amanda Markert in summer 2012, but their relationship is said to be strained.

Recent allegations of domestic violence made against Amanda have reportedly caused the star some worry, meaning he now wants full custody of Amabella.

“Pauly is very concerned for his daughter’s safety and doesn’t want her in a violent environment,” a source told RadarOnline.

According to insiders, a court date has been set.

Pauly is hoping a judge will mandate custody time and that a second meeting with his daughter will be set up as soon as possible.

With the festive season approaching, the television personality is especially keen to bond with the tot.

“We’re working on that now. I really want to see Amabella in time for the holidays,” he previously told the website.

“I’d love to get her either Christmas Eve or Christmas Day.

“I want to see her as much as possible, but it’s a process.”

TMZ reported earlier this week that it had obtained police records showing Amanda was arrested in 2009 for assaulting a former boyfriend and father of one of her children.

According to the website, Lance Gerbino was left with a gash above his eye and injuries in his mouth.

Lance claims Amanda had been out drinking with friends and started going “crazy” when he asked her to return home to take care of their son.

Apparently the records show she turned herself in and that the charges were dismissed after she attended an anger management course.

According to TMZ, Pauly met Amanda while he was DJ'ing in Las Vegas last year. It was a one-time hook up, with the baby now being raised in New Jersey.

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