Relations between ex-spouses are often strained, but in the case of Hulk Hogan -- aka Terrance Gene "Terry" Bollea -- and Linda Bollea, things are getting downright ugly.
As the Telegraph is reporting, Bollea recently claimed that Hogan is gay and had an affair with wrestler Brutus Beefcake. She also accused the wrestler of being prone to violent, threatening outbursts during their marriage.
US Weekly notes that in her memoir, "Wrestling The Hulk: My Life Against the Ropes," Bollea writes, Hogan "...tore my clothes, threw lamps, and held me down on the bed with his hands around my throat during arguments... I was always afraid he would kill me in one of his rages."
The revelation of Hogan's supposed affair with Beefcake occurred while she was promoting the book.
Thursday Hogan fired back by filing an 18-page civil suit against Bollea claiming he was defamed reports the St. Petersburg Times.
Hogan's attorney, Wil Florin, told to the paper, "He's being accused of all sorts of vile conduct that he did not commit," adding, "Miss Bollea's made enough of these outrageous allegations that it's time they stop. The only realistic way of making them stop is through the court system."
"If any of that was true, I would admit it, and (if) I was a homosexual I would embrace it. It's just so crazy to hear, so I have a real problem with it... If you're going to say I'm something that I'm not to try to ruin my career and my livelihood... I have to answer her back. It's so ridiculous. I don't mean to laugh about it, because it's not funny. But it's insane. It doesn't make any sense to me."
The wrestler isn't the first celebrity to be accused of being gay. See our slideshow of stars who have faced gay rumors below.
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