Billy Ray Cyrus accuses estranged wife Firerose of physical, emotional abuse

Billy Ray Cyrus has accused his estranged wife Firerose of physical, verbal and emotional abuse.

The allegations come about a week after Firerose accused the country singer of similar mistreatments in their heated divorce proceedings.

Cyrus, 62, submitted new court documents in Tennessee on Monday.

The Achy Breaky Heart singer “vehemently” denied Firerose’s allegations that Cyrus subjected her to “extreme verbal, emotional and psychological abuse” during their nearly seven-month marriage.

Cyrus called the claims made by Firerose “mindboggling,” according to People Magazine, which obtained the court paperwork.

He filed to divorce Firerose, 36, on May 23, citing irreconcilable differences and inappropriate marital conduct.

Firerose has denied any wrongdoing.

In her counter-complaint filed earlier this month, Firerose (real name Johanna Rose Hodges) said Cyrus was “unpredictable and volatile” and has substance abuse issues. She said she felt unsafe while living with Cyrus and accused him of continuous “verbal assaults.”

Lawyers for Cyrus wrote the singer was “certainly vocal, frustrated and angry” with Firerose in the month before filing for divorce but was never abusive.

“It is the plaintiff who, in fact, has been abused,” Cyrus’s lawyers responded. “Not only verbally and emotionally by the Defendant, but PHYSICALLY abused by Defendant.”

Cyrus’s music manager, Scott Adkins, submitted an affidavit claiming he witnessed Firerose abusing Cyrus.

According to ET News, Adkins said he saw Firerose “speak disrespectfully” and act “out of control towards Mr. Cyrus” in March, when Cyrus apparently received an invitation to perform Old Town Road with Nicki Minaj at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn.

Adkins said Firerose, who is also a country singer, became “defensive” over the opportunity offered to Cyrus and “inserted herself” into the situation. Adkins said Cyrus told him Firerose was “hitting” him but asked his manager not to call police.

An unnamed representative for Firerose called the abuse allegations against her “false” and said the affidavit should not be trusted because Adkins is on Cyrus’s “payroll,” and thereby not credible.

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