VENTURA, Calif. (CN) - Musician Paul Anka claims his wife, a former model and current cast member of "Swedish Hollywood Wives," spread "false and defamatory" rumors about him in the Swedish press, emotionally abused him and battered him. Anka filed for a divorce in December.
Paul Anka, who wrote the theme song for "The Tonight Show" with Johnny Carson, says Anna Anka, born Anna Aberg, implied to the Swedish press that Paul had forged her signature on the couple's prenuptial agreement and claimed that she had only married him to get on TV.
"I never signed any prenuptial agreement," Anna allegedly told Expressen, a Swedish newspaper with a circulation of 300,000. "He tried to get me to, but I never did. If he claims to have one, it's a fake."
Paul called Anna's claim "ludicrous," saying the couple signed and notarized their prenuptial agreement shortly before their July 2008 marriage in Italy, along with a separate declaration stating they each "understood the legal effect of the prenuptial agreement and had no questions about it."
Though they had a few fights while they were dating, Paul says Anna's behavior became "increasingly volatile" after they married.
He says Anna heaped her explosive anger on housekeepers, gym employees and car salesmen, in addition to acting abusively "out of control" at home.
Paul cites a lunch date in Tel Aviv, during his 2009 concert tour, when Anna allegedly attacked a photographer as he took pictures of Paul and the couple's 4-year-old son playing together. Anna allegedly claimed the photographer planned to use the photos "in a porno" and spent the trip worrying that their son would be "kidnapped and sold into slavery."
On Nov. 28, 2009, Paul says he and Anna got into a heated argument after she refused to let him kiss their son goodnight. During the argument, Paul says Anna threw a large piece of ice at his head, causing a deep cut that required stitches.
Paul says police arrested Anna for felony domestic battery, but Paul insisted they drop the charges.
Anna also fired their housekeeper for refusing to take their son's nanny to the gym, Paul claims. He claims Anna "exploded" when he rehired her the next day. Anna screamed at the housekeeper, locked the woman and herself in a closet, and then told police that Paul had "held a gun to her head" during an argument, according to the complaint in Ventura County Court. Paul says house surveillance proved her claim unfounded.
Later, Paul claims Anna disabled the home surveillance system, telling Paul the "FBI had done it" and that "you would be hearing from the FBI."
Paul wants unspecified damages. He is represented by Dale Kinsella and Jeremiah Reynolds with Kinsella Weitzman Iser.
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