Phil Collins faces filmed deposition on ex-wife’s hygiene claims E! News UK – .

Phil Collins faces filmed deposition on ex-wife’s hygiene claims E! News UK – .

Phil Collins will be questioned under oath over allegations that he did not wash and brush his teeth.

The In the Air Tonight singer will sit down for a deposition filmed in December to be grilled by lawyers for his ex-wife Orianne Bates in the ex-couple’s ongoing legal dispute over their Florida mansion – which the jewelry designer claims she was verbally promised half by her ex-spouse – after Judge Carlos Guzman ruled the case could go ahead.

Orianne’s spokesperson said: “We are happy with the victory in this case, look forward to the case moving forward, and as she has said from the start, we are waiting for justice to be served. “

47-year-old lawyer Richard Wolfe added: “I have spoken with Phil’s lawyer and look forward to his testimony in December after his current tour.

“We have always been ready and willing to discuss a resolution. Orianne has warm feelings for Phil as they have children together and she only wants what is fair and reasonable, and what Phil has agreed to. “

Phil had tried to stop his ex-wife – who married 32-year-old Tom Bates last year -om suing him for half of their old Miami Beach home, but now the case is moving forward he has to deal with the questions from Orianne’s legal team about various of the allegations she’s made before, including that the 70-year-old singer abused alcohol and prescription drugs, didn’t brush his teeth for months, stopped showering and became “depressed, abusive and unable to have sex.”

A source told “’Phil will be called upon to testify in this case now despite his efforts to arrest Orianne and his lawyers.

“It’s going to be uncomfortable for Phil because he’s notoriously shy and private, but questions will be asked about his life. Orianne is adamant she wants the world to know her truth and thinks it would be fair for Phil to give her half of the house’s proceeds, which she insists he verbally promised when they broke up.

“So questions about Phil’s state of mind, mental state, personal demeanor and actions are all potentially on the table. Certainly, if his attorney could convince a jury that Phil’s mind was affected by the alleged drug and drink use, it would help his case.

“Certainly, while questions about his hygiene and intimate interactions with her may seem trivial, it can potentially paint a picture of the unusual nature of their relationship.

“The ball is now in Phil’s court as to what he wants to bring out publicly or discuss because these depositions will be filmed. “

Lawyers for the Genesis singer insisted the allegations were “scandalous, slanderous, unethical and, for the most part, patently false or grossly exaggerated” and argued that the jewelry designer’s claims were ” totally irrelevant ”to the dispute over the house.

And the lawyer insisted that her claims about Phil’s hygiene were “outrageous, slanderous, unethical and, for the most part, patently false or grossly exaggerated.”

An anonymous friend of Orianne – who has sons Nicholas, 19 and Matthew, 15 with the drummer – insisted she didn’t want a slanderous legal dispute, but just wanted the case to be resolved.

They said: “Orianne thinks that even if her reputation is in question, ideally she would just walk away if they shared in the profits of the house. People forget that they still share two children together and she feels that even though she loves him, she just wants what’s right. “

The former couple married in 1999 before going their separate ways seven years later, only to reunite in 2016, but their rekindled relationship didn’t last and they went their separate ways.

Upon their separation, the One More Night singer was ordered to pay a record divorce settlement of $ 46.76 million.


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