Phil Collins' ex-wife claims he was impotent and didn't brush his teeth for over a year.
The 'In the Air Tonight' hitmaker has been branded a "hermit" who rarely washed in court documents by Orianne Cevey, which were submitted in Miami on Monday (Nov 9) as part of her allegation that the Genesis hitmaker has reneged on a deal to give her half of their US$40 million (S$54 mil).
Orianne, 46, also claimed that in 2017, Phil, 69, began drinking heavily and using prescription pills and would often "fall down from the combination of prescription medicines and excessive alcohol.”
She added: "On multiple occasions, he hit his head when he fell, and checked into hospitals under an alias...
"He collapsed on stage when performing because he was so impaired he could not stand up.”
By 2019, she alleged the 'Easy Lover' hitmaker had become "increasingly depressed, withdrawn, abusive and following an operation on his back, increasingly addicted to antidepressants and painkillers.”
She added in the documents: "He was incapable of having sex. He stopped showering, brushing his teeth and dressing properly (in fact, he did not shower or brush his teeth from 2019 until August 2020 when he vacated [the property]...
"Philip's stench became so pervasive that he became a hermit, refusing to interact personally with any people. As a result, Orianne had no choice, but to distance herself from him."
Orianne alleged her former spouse — who she split from in July — was unable to record music and was "emotionally and verbally abusive towards [her] and often ignored the needs of his children.”
In response, Phil's legal team have submitted a motion to strike, claiming Orianne's filing “contains a litany of demonstrably false, immaterial, impertinent, scandalous and scurrilous allegations which have nothing to do with the legal claims in this case.”
The motion added: "They are scandalous, scurrilous, unethical and, for the most part, patently false or grossly exaggerated.
"These false and scandalous allegations are again included only so that they can be delivered by defendants to the media to try to damage Phil Collins' reputation in an effort to extort money,"
The couple — who have teenage sons Matthew and Nicholas together — were initially married from 1999 to 2008 and after they split, Orianne went on to marry Charles Mejati, before reuniting with Phil in 2015.
In her court documents, Orianne claimed that before they reunited, Phil told her he would give her half of their new home if she divorced Charles and gave up her stake in their US$20 million Miami estate. She has accused him of going back on the promise.
Orianne secretly married Thomas Bates, 31, a month after splitting from Phil this summer, and while the drummer initially tried to evict the pair, they have now reached an agreement that the couple will move out of the house in January and it is now up for sale. — BANG
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