Phil Collins was impotent and smelled awful because he stopped bathing for months, ex-wife Orianne Cevey claims
In new court documents, Cevey claimed that living with Collins was unbearable after he became a sort of hermit and refused to shower for nearly a year from 2019-2020
Musician Phil Collins's ex-wife Orianne Cevey who was also his third spouse, dumped him over a text message in October this year after they rekindled their relationship during the coronavirus lockdown. According to Collins' ex Cevey, the famous musician is 'impotent'. This and more dirty laundry is being aired in what could be seen as a messy split.
Cevey made the claims in court documents where she said that he is impotent and that he stinks. She had filed the papers in Miami on Monday, November 9, where she had accused him of going back on his deal to give her half of their $40 million mansion. Cevey, 46, and Collins, 69, have reached a 'partial settlement' in the bitter battle to oust her and her new husband from the singer's Florida home. Collins believes Cevey has no right to live in his palatial waterfront property with her new husband Thomas Bates, 31, and sued to have her kicked out. Apparently, the drummer had no clue that she had found love with another man and even got married to him on August 2.
The court documents, which have been obtained by Page Six, show Cevey calling Collins an addled 'hermit' who did not wash or brush his teeth for months. Cevey also claimed in court papers that in the year 2017, Collins had started to drink heavily and would pop prescription pills. She also alleged that he would "fall down from the combination of prescription medicines and excessive alcohol". She also said that "on multiple occasions, he hit his head when he fell and checked into hospitals under an alias". The papers also state that he has "collapsed on stage when performing because he was so impaired he could not stand up."
She detailed how by 2019, he "became increasingly depressed, withdrawn, abusive and following an operation on his back, increasingly addicted to antidepressants and painkillers." The court documents further claim "He was incapable of having sex. He stopped showering, brushing his teeth and dressing properly (in fact, he did not shower or brush his teeth from 2019 until August 2020 when he vacated) their home."
Cevey shared how he had been unable to compose songs or record music and was "emotionally and verbally abusive towards her and often ignored the needs of his children." Collins's lawyers in turn filed "motion strike" and claimed that her filing "contains a litany of demonstrably false, immaterial, impertinent, scandalous and scurrilous allegations which have nothing to do with the legal claims in this case."
"These allegations are included only to further defendants’ plan to deliberately make sensationalized and/or false allegations in an effort to extort money from… Phil Collins," the motion states.
Sources and insiders spoke to The Post and said that many of the claims made by Cevey are not true. A friend said, "The man has a serious neurological problem that requires him to take daily medication and this means he does fall sometimes on stage."
"He’s currently in the UK in rehearsals with Genesis,” the source added. “If he was in that much of a state, he would not be able to function."
We had earlier reported that a judge urged Phil Collins and his former wife to settle out their differences over a zoom call instead of going to trial. The court was told how Collins had agreed to mediation with his 46-year-old ex who claims that it is her home under a "verbal cohabitation agreement" and wants around $20 million to leave.