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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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Emily    

okay i think yall are all stupid for gettin in peoples personal lives.... like every other person i read up on stars but i dont write my own advice about what they are doing!

2901 days ago
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GREG    

SARA THANK YOU FOR THE GREAT TIME IN CHICAGO YOUR THE BEST MILF IVE EVER BEEN WITH !!!!

2899 days ago
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Milt Hanlan    

My wife & I are just Devestated About Sara Evan's Husband Craig
Treating her so Mean, She is a Roll Model Mother & Wife,
I was woundered why Sara Never Got Prettier, But Then How Do You Inprove on Perfection, ( PLEASE ) SHOW HER THIS Comment,
Maybe it will cheer Her up. She is in my Prayers ,
I would love to buy her Latest DVD , Can I order it From You People.

Milt Hanlan 3025 Westridge Blvd, Peterborough. Ontario.
Canada. k9k - 2k5

2898 days ago
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ME    

Ok, let's think about it. She's more than likely supporting the "wannabe politician" who is currently "unemployed". So he's at home all day with excess time on his hands while she's out working. hmmmm...sounds familia...sounds a lot like...umm whats that other skank couples name??? Britney something and K-Loser?? I believe she's telling the truth. She dropped out of the show for some reason and I do not believe it's because she was having a wild fling with her partner...HELLOOOO...wouldn't she stay to be close to him if that was the case???

2892 days ago
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