July 31, 2019
Duane Martin and Tisha Campbell’s divorce proceedings have taken another turn. Now, the actor is claiming his soon-to-be ex-wife is mentally unstable after she accused him of domestic violence.
According to Duane Martin, Tisha Campbell is not in her right mind.
The “Real Husbands of Hollywood” star claimed in new court documents obtained by TMZ that his estranged wife is mentally unstable and has been suffering from “mental breakdowns” for years. He mentioned one especially “severe” episode that took place in August 2017.
Duane says he’s concerned about Tisha’s mental and emotional well-being, adding that she’s been “fabricating stories” and “raging” against other people. He also claims the “Martin” star is anxious and paranoid.
In the documents, Duane’s legal team highlights they had to take breaks during Campbell’s deposition because she couldn’t control her emotions.
On the other hand, a source close to Campbell told TMZ that Duane’s allegations are “nonsense” and just another proof of the gaslighting he has submitted Tisha to through their entire 22 years of marriage.
They also revealed that Campbell is currently working on a new sitcom and two reality shows, so she’s doing fine.
Tisha filed for divorce in February 2018, accusing Duane of domestic violence.
She revealed in court documents that she had been the subject of Duane’s mental and physical abuse since they tied the knot in 1996.
She says he used to make remarks about her weight and the difficulties she faced to land roles because of it.
“I can no longer live in fear of retaliation... the need [to] press criminal charges for his acts overshadows the embarrassment of making his crimes against me public through this report,”
In January, a judge granted Campbell a restraining order against Duane after she claimed to feel unsafe around him. Duane was to remain at least 100 yards away from her.
In their next court hearing, Duane clapped back at Tisha’s domestic violence allegations by stating she was unfit to take care of their sons—Xen Martin, 17, and Ezekiel, 9— because of her lack of education.
Martin claimed that the kids didn’t do their homework when they were with Campbell, stating that education is not that important for her. “I am a graduate of New York University. Schooling was very important to me,” he added.
Duane also asked the court to change the location where they dropped and picked up the kids from each other, which was initially a police station.
In February, the former couple reached a temporary custody agreement.
They agreed to joint custody and also changed the location of their drop off. Now they meet at a Starbucks, but per the agreement, Tisha and Duane never see each other.
One parent waits inside the store while the other stays in the car. They only text each other to confirm the safe arrival of the children, and when they do, it is through a third-party app.
They also have to give each other a heads up is one is going to miss their custodial time. Although the custody seems to be settled at the moment, the stars nasty divorce battle continues.