Newly surfaced court documents reveal that a missing Florida woman who disappeared the same day her case appeared on "The People's Court" filed for a restraining order against her ex-fiancée in 2009.
The request for a restraining order is further evidence of a tumultuous relationship between missing mother of three Michelle Parker and her ex-fiancée Dale Smith.
Parker, 32, filed a case for domestic violence with children against Smith, writing that "he smashed the passenger side window in my SUV" and "took car seats out and threw them in the road."
She also alleged that Smith yelled at her, "Your day is coming." On Smith's Facebook page, he wrote that he "studied Death, Destruction, Terror and Mayhem" at the United States Marine Corps.
An Orange County judge eventually refused the request citing a lack of evidence, but these claims of hostility surface in the wake of the former couple's volatile appearance on The People's Court.
The episode was taped over the summer, but aired last Thursday, hours before Parker was last seen when she dropped off her and Smith's 3-year-old twins at his home. Parker also has an 11-year-old from a previous relationship.
"There is no question they are going to focus on [Smith]," said ABC News legal analyst Dan Abrams on "Good Morning America." "They need to rule him out first, before they do anything else."
Smith is not considered a suspect or person of interest in Parker's disappearance.
"If this was a random crime, which it could have been, it would be one heck of a coincidence that she appears on national television in a contentious battle," Abrams said. "It doesn't necessarily mean [Smith] was involved. Could have been anyone who saw it."
Parker's mother, Yvonne Stewart, told ABC News that her daughter was "humiliated" by the experience on the show.
Stewart said that when Michelle returned from taping the show in the summer, she said, "It was the most humiliating experience of my life. I don't even ever want to see it. I wish I had never gone."
The appearance on the show was Smith's idea for resolving a dispute over a $5,000 engagement ring that Parker allegedly drunkenly threw over a hotel balcony during an argument.
"He gets pretty malicious and vindictive, especially when he's been drinking," Parker said in court.
"He shouldn't have put his hands on me and shouldn't have put his hands on me prior," she said. "He shouldn't have left me three or four times over the past year and a half that we've been together."
On the show, Parker accused Smith of cheating on her with at least seven different women and they argued about visitation rights regarding their twins.
Judge Marilyn Milian ruled on the show that the couple should both have to pay for the ring and ruled in Smith's favor, ordering Parker to pay him $2,500.
Despite the fights and allegations of cheating, Parker's mother said that Smith is a great father who cares about her grandchildren and her daughter.