In court documents obtained by The Blast, Stephanie Cummings claims that her ex-husband put her through years of "physical, sexual and emotional abuse including but not limited to death threats, rape, and various sexual deviant behavior forced upon me without my consent.” The couple were married for a decade between 2001 and 2011, but Stephanie detailed a pattern of abuse that went of for far longer.
Stephanie alleges that Jim raped her in 2013 and that he used her hand to "stroke his penis" while she was asleep during a visit to see their daughters.
“I told him to stop and get out of the house. He refused," she recalled. "He then came back and did the same thing, insisting I masturbate him or he would wake Lulu up. I did as he asked given his threat to wake up my daughter and my worry that I could not control what he would do in front of her.”
Beyond that, Stephanie claims that Jim was abusive to their dog. She said that he left the family pet underneath a bucket in the yard in the summer and that “he shattered the puppy’s hip" by striking it with a broom. She added that he had a substance abuse problem as well, pointing to addictions to alcohol, marijuana, and Adderall.
Jim countered that the claims are an attempt to ruin him professionally, saying that his ex-wife suffers from “an addiction to opioids and alcohol with suicide attempts resulting in hospitalization.”
He admitted to the incident with the dog, but claims that it was an accident. He also denied the other allegations of abuse.
“There was an incident where I put a ‘tub’ (not a metal bucket) over a dog to isolate it briefly as a form of discipline to its behavior at our vet’s suggestion," he said. "Unfortunately I forgot the dog was there for a while, but then of course I released it.”