Mediation apparently isn’t working in divorce proceedings between singer Sara Evans and her estranged husband, Craig Schelske. The two are now throwing accusations like popcorn with no resolution in sight.
Evans’ legal team claims Schelske tried to sidestep a gag order September 4th by filing paperwork that accuses Evans of sleeping around, naming Kenny Chesney, Tony Dovolani from "Dancing With The Stars" and Richard Marx as a few of her alleged paramours.
Schelske’s legal team filed the 118-page document in a Tennessee court as part of the couple’s contentious divorce. Evans’ legal rep, John Hollins Sr., accused Schelske of using the media to damage the country star’s career.
Hollins Sr. referred to an e-mail dated August 23rd where the estranged husband allegedly wrote "I don’t care whatever way the rest of this plays out. I don’t care. I don’t care about the interrogatories coming out and about you having to answer them. It won’t matter anyway whether you answer them or not. The questions themselves will answer all the tabloids want to know. I don’t care about draining every last dime and completely destroying your career," according to the Tennessean.
Evans would be required to state whether she admits to "an affair/sexual relationship/romantic involvement" with Dovolani – her partner on "Dancing With The Stars" – Chesney, Marx, members of her band and all four members of 3 Doors Down if Schelske’s filing goes forward.
This is just the latest in the very litigious and public breakup of the couple, which began nearly a year ago.
The double platinum-selling artist filed for divorce last October, saying that Schelske was verbally abusive, drank and kept at least 100 photographs of himself in the nude, some depicting him having sex with other women. An affair between Schelske and the couple’s nanny, Alison Clinton Lee, was also alleged.
Schelske filed a $20 million lawsuit in April against Hollins Sr., claiming the legal rep made false statements about him to the media and knew there were no pictures.
Evans later admitted in public that she was "mistaken" about the existence of the photos.
A hearing in the case is set for September 28th.