The husband of Danielle Staub from "Real Housewives of New Jersey" claims she strait up lied when she called him a rapist and a dog murderer ... and now he's suing her for defamation.
Kevin Maher -- who was married to Danielle in the late 80s -- filed a lawsuit today in L.A. County Superior Court, claiming the following things Danielle told People Magazine in June of 2009 are a load of bull:
-- He raped her on a bed of broken glass
-- He "inserted his handgun inside [Danielle]" and played Russian Roulette
-- He murdered her dog by hanging it
Kevin say he's receieved "serious and outrageous threats" since the article was released.
Kevin is suing for defamation and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
'Housewives' Ex Sues -- I Never Raped Her
10/8/2009 7:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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