Phil Collins' ex-wife has accused him of spying on her by setting up hidden cameras in her bathroom and locker room, in explosive new court documents from her bitter legal battle that began in a Florida courtroom on Tuesday.
Orianne Cevey claims the rock legend made up a "shameful story" in his lawsuit to remove her from his Miami Beach mansion, where she lives with her new toy boy husband.
The 46-year-old jewelry designer calls Collins, 69, "callous" for pushing her to live in her Las Vegas home as she says it would take her son from another marriage away from his father, who before Place lives.
It's the latest volley in the new chapter of the British drummer's headline-grabbing on-off relationship with Orianne.
After a 12-year marriage and two sons, the couple divorced in 2008 for a record $ 47.
They took the world by surprise when they announced in 2016 that they were back together and living in Collins & # 39; 33 million dollar waterfront mansion in Miami.
Earlier this month, it emerged that they had split again after the 69-year-old found out she married struggling musician Thomas Bates, 30, in Las Vegas while he was in Europe.
Phil Collins' ex-wife has accused him of spying on her by setting hidden cameras in her bathroom and locker room in explosive new court documents from her bitter legal battle. Orianne Cevey and her new husband envisioned leaving their law firm this week
Cevey and Bates, a 30-year-old musician, tied the knot in August. He moved to the Miami mansion while Collins was out of town
When he sued to have them removed, the In the Air Tonight singer claimed the two were "intruders" and had taken over the house with armed guards "through a show of force".
The couple fought back through their legal team, calling the lawsuit "nothing more than retribution" for the new marriage and a "shameful story" he "made up" in a newly exposed response.
They accused him of trying to "strip all of their belongings, except for the clothes on their backs, when they are dragged out of their home."
In a trial Tuesday, Collins' attorneys mocked Xevers for claiming they had a 50 percent interest in the house, which was bought through an LLC allegedly owned solely by Collins.
He recently put it up for sale for $ 40 million, claiming they stopped a broker from selling it.
However, on an affidavit, she claims that "Mr. Collins and I selected and bought the family home in 2015 to live as a family."
"Even after our divorce, Mr. Collins and I stayed close," she reveals.
"Mr. Collins and I have decided to give our romantic relationship another chance, especially because it is vital to the well-being of the children and important to us that the children are raised by two parents."
She adds that they have chosen a house that is near the father of her youngest son, whom she is taking into custody with ex-husband Charles Mejjati and who is referred to as "A.A." in the documents.
Collins and Cevey (pictured 2018) married in 1999 and divorced in 2008. They reconciled in 2016, but Collins was stunned when he learned of Cevey's romance with struggling musician Thomas Banks
"We chose the furniture together to make the family home ours, among other things, and Mr. Collins and I, along with the kids, decided to name the house Fil D'or," she says.
The affidavit adds that she obtained her personal possessions from Switzerland worth $ 10 million and opened a joint bank account.
Cevey and Bates were married on August 2nd in Las Vegas.
The affidavit states that the former Genesis musician left the Miami Beach home "in August … at his own request" and left behind "some private possessions".
He came back at the end of August to take some of his belongings before the records indicate he left.
The records include a personal text message, allegedly from Collins, stating that he won't be back until January, despite his legal team claiming he will return for Christmas.
The message ends with: "I told the guys and they are fine and understand. Hope you do too. P x. & # 39;
In his lawsuit for having them removed, Collins accused them of covering up surveillance cameras in the house to prevent him from looking inside his house.
However, in a dramatic twist, Cevey claims that the cameras she covers were covertly installed to spy on her.
"I found about twenty hidden cameras throughout the family home, including my personal bathroom and the dressing room," the affidavit read.
& # 39; These cameras were installed without my knowledge or consent. I covered these cameras with plasters to protect my privacy and the privacy of my children in the family home.
"I was very concerned and outraged that Mr. Collins apparently asked for hidden cameras to be installed in these rooms."
In another file, her legal team accused Collins of "trying to spy on (Cevey) in her most private moments".
In another file, her legal team accuses Collins of trying to spy on (Cevey) in her most private moments.
Collins and Bates can be seen in Miami last week. Collins claims the couple took over their mansion "through a show of force," changed security codes, blocked his access to video surveillance and called in an armed security team
They also claim he made up "a story of an" armed takeover "by Orianne" in the house, claiming the security team they use is the same one the couple has had for five years.
In fact, she claims a "longtime security guard" spied on her for Collins and provided "personal and private information about me" to him after he left the house. The man was released, according to the records.
In a more touching passage, Orianne tells how Collins, in their relationship with A.A. as if he were his own.
She adds, "Despite the status of our relationship and the recent actions it has taken … Mr. Collins and I have children together and I still consider it an important part of my and her life."
However, a file on her legal team states: “A.A. from home would seriously disrupt his life and sense of stability, and put a serious strain on the existing plan for joint custody and parenting. & # 39;
They add that the proposal to move to Las Vegas "only highlights the inappropriateness of this entire lawsuit and the real motive of Mr. Collins – molesting and degrading Orianne while hurting the children."
At the house, Collins has left multi-million dollar memorabilia and unreleased music and jewelry
Collins (left with Cevey in 2003, right in 2017) filed a lawsuit to have Cevey removed from his home
The parties agreed to remove items owned by Collins or controversial and to keep them pending a decision on the case
As part of her reasons for staying, the documents also state that she has a "debilitating neurological disorder" that requires daily physical therapy with household appliances, including the swimming pool.
While Orianne's affidavit is six pages long, that of new husband Thomas Bates is only one page long.
In it, he claims he has only lived in the house with her since September 14, despite confirming that they were married over a month earlier. He also says Collins traveled to Switzerland on August 28th.
He adds: & # 39; Mr. Collins left some of his personal belongings at the family home, although he could have taken them with him.
"Nor will I do anything to damage or dispose of Mr. Collins' personal belongings." At no point did Mr. Collins express any concern to me or Orianne that any of us might damage his personal property in my presence. & # 39;
The fillings also describe that Orianne broke up with her two original lawyers earlier this week because of "irreconcilable differences".
At the last hearing, Collins & # 39; team accused Orianne of stalling and said it went through "lawyer number three, story number four".
In their original filing, Collins & # 39; legal team accused Orianne of taking over the house and demanding "an absurd amount of money" to leave it.
They claimed that if he failed to do so, they would intend to "file an unfounded lawsuit full of false information which would no doubt be made available to the media to embarrass and defame Phil".
At a hearing earlier this week, the parties agreed to remove all disputed items from the mansion while the case continues, including personal possessions that Collins described as "irreplaceable," such as unreleased music and his collection of Alamo memorabilia.
Based on Orianne's claim to a stake in the house, a Miami judge ruled that the case should be tried in another court, indicating that the new couple will continue to live in the house for the time being.
The Collins team angrily accused her of using "game art" to stay home.
A new hearing would be accelerated, the judge said, but has yet to be planned.
Cevey allegedly sent a text to a Collins saying she had found someone to see if she could try to be happy again. Pictured in 2016
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