PHIL Collins is refusing to “cave” to his ex-wife’s £15million demands — after she cruelly likened him to alcoholic dosser Frank Gallagher in TV show Shameless.
Orianne Cevey, 46, filed court papers branding the music star a binge-drinker who was incapable of having sex and did not shower or brush his teeth for a year.
Her lawyer claimed Phil, 69, “morphs into Frank Gallagher”.
Last night, sources close to former Genesis drummer Phil said of Orianne: “This is her way of getting more money and we’re not caving.
“We’re not playing this game with her.
"It’s petty and juvenile.”
Phil's legal team have also slammed his ex for allegedly "trying to extort him" amid the claims.
The music legend’s attorney revealed to The Daily Mail that these comments were a “scandalous and scurrilous” attempt to “wreck his reputation.”
In addition, the lawyer requested the judge remove her statement from their record and “hit their counterparts with extra legal fees.”
The In The Air singer’s legal team continued to slam Orianne’s claims as “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,” the motion obtained by the outlet said.
According to the publication, the attorneys also insisted to the court in Miami and Judge Spencer Eig that these comments were made in “bad faith.”
“The court should order them stricken and then order that there will be no discovery on these topics because they are plainly not relevant,” the court paper stated.
Phil’s attorney concluded in the scathing response: “To be clear, these false and scandalous allegations are included only so that they can be delivered by defendants to the media to try to damage Phil Collins' reputation.”
The Swiss jewellery designer's sensational claims about Phil's personal hygiene and living habits came in new documents as she said he had gone back on his word to give her half of his £30 million Miami mansion.
She insisted that Phil promised her a 50 per cent stake in their new home and they had an "oral co-habitation agreement".
Phil is battling to remove her and new toyboy husband Thomas Bates, 31, from his Florida home.
But according to TMZ, Orianne filed new court documents claiming he'd done a U-turn on a 2015 deal they made when they got back together following their 2008 divorce.
She said she gave up a $20m stake in her other Miami home when she got a "quickie divorce" from her then husband Charles Mejjati in order to be reunited with Phil.
Orianne also claimed he abused pain killers, smelled and was unable to have sex.
She stated: "Philip's stench became so pervasive that he became a hermit, refusing to interact personally with any people."
Despite the ongoing battle, she has continued to flaunt her love for toyboy Thomas and shared a photo of her nine-year-old son Andrea – who she shares with another ex – on his knee on social media.
She captioned the snap: "We are so happy together and Choupy loves Tom!"
Orianne sparked shockwaves when she she married Thomas behind Phil's back while in Las Vegas during the summer.
Having said she was going to Sin City on a business trip, Phil only found out about the nuptials after Orianne sent him a text, telling him she had found love with another man.
As The Sun revealed last month, Orianne has since asked for half the value of Phil's Miami Beach mansion, where she has been holed up with her new toyboy hubby Thomas.
Orianne and Thomas have refused to move out despite written demands.
She and Phil, who have two children – Nicholas and Matthew – married in 1999, before divorcing in 2008. Orianne was awarded a £25million settlement.
However, the couple reunited in 2015 before the she dumped the 69-year-old singer via her text this summer.
Last month, Orianne and Thomas hired their third set of lawyers in four days – after their second set cited “irreconcilable differences” at a court battle in Miami.
Judge Stephanie Silver told the couple’s new lawyer Richard Wolfe: “You have filed a counter-claim where you are seeking approximately $20million (£15million).”
Of the couple, she said: “They have filed a counter-claim, claiming that she is entitled to $20million, which is as I understand it is approximately half the value that the home would be worth.”
London-born Phil is one of the world's biggest selling musicians having sold an estimated 150 million albums worldwide.
In 2018, The Sunday Times estimated his fortune to be around £120million.
Meanwhile, last week Orianne showed off her new £190,000 Bentley on social media as she posed alongside it in a ball gown.
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