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Rocker’s Ex-Wife Let’s Assault Allegations Fly In Lawsuit

March 8, 1994 GMT

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Axl Rose’s ex-wife accuses him in a lawsuit of punching her, slapping her, shoving her, kicking her, tying her up, gagging her, spitting on her and dragging her by the hair.

After one beating, the lawsuit said, Erin Everly passed out and woke up in a hospital to learn she had been injected with heroin and cocaine and gone into cardiac arrest.

The former Mrs. Rose also said he forced her several times to have sex and claimed to be ″in touch with spirit and extraterrestrial beings.″

Rose, lead singer for Guns ’N Roses, wouldn’t comment on the Superior Court lawsuit filed Monday. Neither he nor his attorneys had seen it, said Bryn Bridenthal, a spokeswoman for the band’s label, Geffen Records.

Rose, 32, and Everly, 28, met in 1986 and were married in April 1990. They stopped living together in 1991. She waited until now to sue Rose because she feared for her safety, her attorney, Rene Tatro, said.

Everly, the daughter of Don Everly of the Everly Brothers, is seeking unspecified compensation for injuries, pain and suffering, along with punitive damages.

She plans to give a deposition for a May trial over abuse allegations by Rose’s ex-fiance, model Stephanie Seymour. Rose sued Seymour, accusing her of attacking him during a 1992 brawl at their home. Seymour countersued, saying he beat her up.