The ugly split between two married and once-popular TV stars is getting much uglier, according to court documents.
Back in January Tisha Campbell accused estranged husband, Duane Martin of domestic abuse, but Martin is now saying the allegations are fabricated.
The Blast reports Martin is accusing Campbell of fabricating domestic abuse lies about him in order to get custody of their children. According to court documents obtained by the website, Martin filed a declaration as a part of his bankruptcy case, stating Tisha and her brother have “manufactured a false claim of alleged domestic violence against the Co-Debtor [him] which they filed with the police. Even Co-Debtor’s family law attorney would not sign his name on such a claim. The police saw the claim for what it was and did not pursue it.”
Martin also adds in his complaint: “Additional falsehoods were presented to the Family Law court in order for the Co-Debtor to obtain custody of their children. When it was clear that these falsehoods were not going to work, they were dropped and custody was awarded 50-50 to both parents.”
The estranged couple filed for bankruptcy in 2016, and separated in early 2018. Although Campbell-Martin was said to have been cooperative with the bankruptcy trustee, handing over all needed documents, Martin’s approach has been different. He filed a declaration as part of his bankruptcy case in which he is denying allegations he hid a $2 million home in Chatsworth, Calif., from creditors as part of his original bankruptcy. He says the accusation of his residuals not being turned in are untrue.
“On April 17, 2018 the situation changed,” Martin explains in the document. “This is because Co-Debtor was preparing her assault on the Debtor in her divorce proceeding. In an attempt to exert undue influence on her husband of 27 years, she and her brother Stanley Campbell, who was ousted from the police force in Oklahoma, took possession of the residuals.”
Martin is also accusing Campbell and her brother of illegally taking his name off of bank accounts so that he cannot access any funds. He adds: “Having obtained illegal control of the residuals and the Debtor’s post-petition income, Stanley and Co-Debtor, who has been characterized as a Good Samaritan, contacted the Trustee and provided him with residual checks that were allegedly not turned over by the Debtor. However, the Debtor never took possession of such residuals and has no control over them.”
Martin insists he is being sabotaged and the case should be dismissed. “Two weeks ago, Stanley flew to New York,” he wrote in a declaration. “While there, he exerted undue influence, bullying and obtained private financial information of my mother and me. He then turned over his ill-gotten gains to the Trustee a week ago through emails. Stanley is getting more aggressive and using police databases illegally.”
As of February Campbell-Martin has filed new documents in their custody case saying Martin, “should not have joint custody at all.”