Fans were stunned last year when country music golden couple Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert suddenly divorced. Though Blake has since moved on with Gwen Stefani, now disturbing allegations have come to light that may reveal why his marriage really crumbled.
According to Q Political, Blake is suing InTouch Weekly magazine for their coverage of his and Miranda’s split after they claimed the marriage ended because of his drinking problem, and he was going to rehab. Blake says that neither of these claims are true.
Back in October, Blake filed a $2 million lawsuit over the cover story entitled “Rehab for Blake.” The story cited a source that said Blake was “a man who cannot function, cannot do his job, and is on the brink of death without treatment.”
This was very bad news for Blake, especially since he constantly jokes with his fans about his drinking habits.
“Not only was I not in rehab or headed to rehab when it was published, but I also do not have a drinking problem,” Shelton claimed in the lawsuit against InTouch’s parent company, Bauer Media. “All of this was false and went so far beyond prior stories about me that I had previously denied with humor.”
“I do not drink excessively, binge drink, or have a drinking problem,” he wrote. “I do not, as the Rehab Story alleges, drink vodka before 11:00 a.m. I am never drunk, intoxicated, or unable to perform my job on The Voice or elsewhere.”
“I do not slur my words or stumble when I drink,” he added. “I have never urinated on a mailbox in public, or otherwise. I did not start drinking at 14. I did not start drinking as a teenager. I did not start drinking to cope with my brother’s death.”
Bauer has filed a motion to dismiss the case because they claim what they said was the truth, and they are using Blake’s own Tweets as evidence. Bauer’s attorney commented, “…he has staked his reputation on heavy drinking: he tweets more than 15 million Twitter followers almost daily with messages crowing about how much he drinks and is famous for his signature Twitter tagline, ‘Drunk.’”
Blake responded by saying that though joking about alcohol is “part of my schtick with my fans,” it “in no way indicates that I have an actual problem with alcohol.”
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