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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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46.

caveman    

#36 must be one of them there lesbos i've been hearing about

2899 days ago
47.

Txkrrpt    

I know lots of nasty Democrats! Who cares what political party they belong to? It just goes to show that no one is immune: Christian or Jew; Hindu or Muslim; Democrat or Republican. It's not about political parties, it's about a man who's quite touched in the head.

2899 days ago
48.

trisha woodard    

Sara,stay strong for yourself,but for most of all your children.,your in my prayers

2899 days ago
49.

As u taught me    

NEWS FLASH!!!!!
NANNYGATE ONCE AGAIN!!

http://preps.tennessean.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061013/ENTERTAINMENT06/61013021/1055

This is getting good...er......I mean BAD........well you know you wanna read it!!!

2899 days ago
50.

As u taught me    

Oh come on he must not be that bad........check out the dudes
family values.....ha ha ha........

NEXT STEP REHAB..........and MUCHO SPIN DOCTORING!!!!!!!

2899 days ago
51.

Janet    

What is with people who want the world to be the jury and to tarnish another's person reputation in the court of public opinion? Sarah agreed to married this man for better or worse till death due they part. She decided to have 3 children with this man. His behaviors must have been evident before 3 children came about. Now she wants out, maybe she found someone better? But if she really cares about her kids--why drag her husband through the dirt? I can't imagine how the 7 year old must feel when she goes to school and everyone knows all about her daddy's alledged behaviors. Even though Sarah can terminate her marital vows with him--the children will always be his. She should really think about the kids, before she makes all of these allegations public--what is wrong with irreconciable differences as a rationale for a divorce? John and Jane Q. Public really don't need to know these things--and she comes off as a spiteful, vengeful woman who rather destroy her husband's career than to put her children's needs first.

2898 days ago
52.

chopchop    

#34: Are you married??? I hope not!!!! If you are; I'm sure your wife is miserable!!!

2898 days ago
53.

chopchop    

#45 Bubba: You must be one of those fags I've been hearing about

2898 days ago
54.

chopchop    

#52 Janet: Imagine how the 7 year old must have felt seeing her dad watch pornos!!!!!!!!!!

2898 days ago
55.

Kiley    

Janet: The reason for the divorce was made public via the petition...which is public document. Sarah Evans has not gone on record saying malicious things about her husband. Talk about Judge and Jury...you appear to be the only one ceoncerned about her husband's career and speculating that she is "spiteful" and "vengeful" and does not care first and foremost about her children. Maybe, like any normal person, she is hurt...and at the same time brave enough to remove herself from this awful situation. Maybe, as she had to provide a reason to petition for divorce, she was not thinking about the public repercussions. As for you, you sound like a jaded, jealous, soul-less woman.Maybe therapy would help with your bitterness.

2898 days ago
56.

Livewire    

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...

So what's the problem?

LIVEWIRE, the man of the hour, the tower of power, always sweet never sour...

2898 days ago
57.

Livewire    

LIVEWIRE's prayers go out to Sara Evan's HUBBY as he will be crucified by Sara's scum lawyers and made to look like the bad guy by the media (media- AKA ANTICHRIST).

It takes two to tango and unfortunately men get a raw deal during a divorce. Sara is a no talent hack anyway so who cares?

Also, Bush supportin' SHEEPLE are BRAINWASHED c**try cornfed hicks!

Sincerely,

LIVEWIRE

2898 days ago
58.

Livewire    

Actually, LIVEWIRE takes back his prayer's to Sara Evans hubby since he is a conservative yahoo!

Now, read LIVEWIRE's prayers to Sara Evan her hubby, and the SHEEPLE-

"Dear lord, please make both these no talent hacks banish from the public eye. Forgive them from their sins and forgive LIVEWIRE for judging them, but LIVEWIRE speaks the truth!

Also lord, please forgive the SHEEPLE for supporting George Bush. They are brainwashed, scared, and misled. Forgive CHIMP Bush and the NEOCONS for creating more death and war and dividing our country."

Remember Bush supportin' republican SHEEPLE-

Who would Jesus bomb?

TMZ SUPERSTAR LIVEWIRE

2898 days ago
59.

Kiley    

Dear Lord,

Please forgive LIVEWIRE for being judgemental, critical and stupid, and most importantly, for believing that people actually put stock in the opinion of a special education student. He probably has no friends, and apparently does not feel the need to read a newspaper or keep up on current events. Please educate him; first, and foremost, please help him learn how to spell "country," and ensure he knows that the sheep he keeps screwing is not a person; that it is not a "Sheeple." "Sheeple" do not exist and if they did, they would surely not be moronic enough to listen to opion of one who could not spell the most basic of words. Thank you.

2898 days ago
60.

Livewire    

Dear Lord, please forgive Poster 60 (LIVEWIRE ASS LICKER) for being judgemental, critical and stupid, and most importantly, for believing that people actually put stock in the opinion of an ASS LICKIN' LIVEWIRE GROUPIE. Please educate this animal; first, and foremost, please help the SHEEP learn how to spell "opinion". Also my sweet lord, help this SHEEP become more witty, and realize that LIVEWIRE spells country "C**Try" as a play on words.

Dear lord, why do you create subhuman, Bush Supportin' SHEEPLE like poster 60, the LIVEWIRE ASS LICKER? LORD, LIVEWIRE will continue to fight the ignorance, give LIVEWIRE strength!

AMEN!

2898 days ago
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