Over the weekend we told you that Next singer Raphael “Tweet” Brown was being accused of domestic abuse by his estranged wife, Juliette Gil-Brown, who recently filed a restraining order agaisnt him. Not only did Juliette accuse the “Too Close” singer of kicking her while she was pregnant, but she says that he also brutalized their four-year-old daughter, among a plethora of other stomach-churning allegations.
Raphael has since responded to his wife’s claims and he’s insisting that most of the allegations are lies. While he admits to being verbally abusive to Juliette, he says he never laid a finger on her.
“I never kicked her in her stomach when she was pregnant with our son, who’s now 10 years of age, nor when she wasn’t with child. I never punched my ex-wife in the face, I’ve never grabbed my ex-wife by her neck or pushed her to the floor,” he told TMZ.
Ironically, though she’s the one who filed for a restraining order, Raphael claims that Juliette is actually the one harassing him from a private Twitter account.
“You’re a dirty n****. All you have to do is provide food and shelter for your children and you don’t. #divorce,” Juliette allegedly wrote in a tweet on Mar. 3.
“You are the reason n***as are dying of AIDS. Your lifestyle is to blame,” she allegedly followed up.
Raphael insists that he just wants the divorce to be over with so that he can move on with his life.
“I have peace in my life and I have moved on. That chapter is closed and I want her to respect my position and do what’s best for our children,” he added.
Something tells me that this isn’t the last we’ll be hearing from either of them.