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Bill Murray Accused Of Drug, Spouse Abuse

Divorce filing says comedian a serial adulterer who abandoned family

Bill Murray & Jennifer Murray

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Bill Murray Accused Of Drug, Spouse Abuse

Bill Murray Premarital Agreement

MAY 29--Bill Murray is a drug-addicted spousal abuser and serial adulterer who has abandoned his family, according to a scathing divorce filing by his estranged wife.

Jennifer Murray alleges that the Academy Award-nominated actor's '"adultery, addiction to marijuana and alcohol, abusive behavior, physical abuse, sexual addictions and frequent abandonment" led her in 2006 to move into a separate South Carolina home with the couple's four children. A copy of Jennifer Murray's court complaint, which was first reported by Charleston's The Post & Courier, can be found here.

Murray contends that the comedian physically abused her on several occasions during their marriage (they were wed in 1997) and that the star hit her in the face during a November 2007 confrontation in her home. During that incident, the May 12 complaint alleges, the 57-year-old performer "told her she was 'lucky he didn't kill her.'"

Jennifer Murray charges that the actor would often leave town without telling her, and sometimes "travels overseas where he engages in public and private altercations and sexual liaisons." She also claims that he "repeatedly...left threatening voice messages on the home telephone which the minor children have heard."

In addition to seeking a divorce, Jennifer Murray wants a restraining order issued against the Hollywood star. She also wants a court to determine the legal validity of a premarital agreement signed prior to the couple's July 1997 nuptials. That agreement, a copy of which you'll find here, guarantees Jennifer Murray a lump sum payment of $7 million upon the couple's divorce. (6 pages)