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"Dancing" Star Claims Abuse By Sex-Crazed Hubby

10/13/2006 3:28 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Sarah Evans and Craig SchelskeNASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Country singer Sara Evans alleges in divorce papers that her husband committed adultery, was verbally and emotionally abusive, drank excessively and frequently watched pornography in their home.

Evans, 35, filed for divorce Thursday from Craig Schelske and announced through a spokesman that she was quitting ABC's "Dancing With the Stars" to "to give her family full attention at this difficult time."

The couple married in 1993 and have three children ages 7, 3 and 2. Schelske, 43, who is currently unemployed, ran for Congress as a Republican from Oregon's 5th District in 2002. He is a native of Salem, Ore. He could not immediately be reached for comment.

In the filing in state court in Franklin, a Nashville suburb where the couple has a home, Evans alleges that Schelske watched pornography on the couples' computers and has at least 100 nude photographs of himself in a state of arousal. She also alleges that several photographs show Schelske having sex with other women, and that Schelske maintains "Craigs Lists" on his computers, some of which involve requests for three-party sex and anal sex.

According to the court documents, the oldest of the couple's children confronted Schelske when he was watching pornographic material on the television in their home.

Evans further alleges that Schelske frequently threatened her and "told her that she is crazy," threatened to take the children to Oregon and "continually interferes with (Evans') possession of and parenting time" with their children.

Evans requests child custody, possession of Franklin home and child support.
Evans was among 11 celebrities who paired with professional dancers to compete on the third season of the popular ABC reality series. "Ms. Evans hopes that her fans and TV viewers who've supported her in recent weeks and throughout her music career will respect and understand her need for privacy in the face of these recent events," Allen Brown, her representative at Sony BMG Music Entertainment, said in a statement Thursday.

The Missouri native was recently nominated for female vocalist of the year honors by the Country Music Association. She made her recording debut in 1997 and her 2000 album "Born to Fly" went double-platinum. Her hits include "Perfect," "Suds in the Bucket," and "Real Fine Place to Start."


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We wish her the best!! That must be horrible!!!! For her, and the kids. He sounds like quite the loser!!!

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My prayers are with you and your children Sara... Having your personal life exposed to the world is tragic in itself... Something most people would never understand. You're doing the right thing and you'll be just fine.

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Biotch Please!    

Man! These Republicans are some serious SEXUAL FREAKS! I may have to switch parties!!! They know how to have fun and make everyone else think they are cleaner than the State Board of Health!!!

Sorry Ms. Evans for your situation, but you know he had her down on all fours, whips and chains and in french maid outfits! I guess she realized that she couldn't degrade herself any longer....

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#4, I know lots of nasty republicans....

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Yet another "family values" Republican... what a great candidate this guy is. You know, if he hadn't made it part of his platform in the first place, I wouldn't care.

I hope she gets her children out of there.

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Biotch Please!    

Really? I never knew that they "got all freaky like that"! I mean they say they are the party of GOD and all and family values. I mean if your family's last name is FLYNT or HEFFNER it seems like these days.

You learn something new everyday! THANKS!!!

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Its a shame that she has to deal with this! Stay strong Ms. Evans and you will rise above this along with your children! Glad she is doing something about it instead of just ignoring it!!

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Sara Evans? Yeah, I'd tap that.

Reject the Cookie.

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sorry that you wasted all those years with that PERVERTED "SOB" good luck

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God Bless you because it took courage & strength to file. People across America are praying for you and your children. Heal and know you and your children are precious gems.
Lisa B.

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Now I can make my move.
She's absolutely BEAUTIFUL!

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Gasp! Not anal sex!?! Eeep!

As for excessive porn watching... funny what gets put in Divorce petitions... my ex accused me of being addicted to porn as well.. I think you have to remember the context... I mean, you can't excatly say he was a great guy and hope to get the divorce granted... shame when it falls apart... but you get the lawyers in there and it's no holds barred... best wishes to both sides as I am sure we don't know the whole story... I feel bad for the kids... :(

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#12, what did the "ex" consider too much porn? I don't have a problem with it, unless it's in the living room while the kid is around. I'm not excusing Sara's man....he might have taken it to a crazy level. I just don't think it's wierd or gross for a man (or woman for that matter) to check it out. Just throwing that out there:)

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"According to the court documents, the oldest of the couple's children confronted Schelske when he was watching pornographic material on the television in their home. "

I think this is the saddest part. I hope that "watching" the porn is all this poor kid saw her dad doing while her mom was out of town.

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