Tuesday, March 27, 2007
Eminem is applying for a legal gagging order to stop his ex-wife Kim Mathers from "bad mouthing" him. The rapper - real name Marshall Mathers - will appear in Detroit's Macomb Circuit Court today to apply for the order. Legal documents state Eminem wants to prevent his former spouse from bad-mouthing him in public to protect their 11-year-old daughter Hailie from "humiliation and hostility."
Kim has publicly accused the rapper of "slacking very much" with regard to his parental responsibilities and claims there is "nothing positive" between him and Hailie. In February, Kim appeared on Detroit's Wkqi-FM's 'Mojo In The Morning' radio show where she revealed intimate details of their relationship. She said of the rapper: "I can't stand him. He's an absolutely horrible person, and he gets worse every day. I vomit in my mouth whenever I'm around him or I hear his name."
She also described sex with her ex-husband as "bad" saying, "He's not very well endowed." Kim added, "If you're going to have sex with Marshall, make sure you have a little blue pill (Viagra), because otherwise it does not work." Eminem released a statement through his publicist Dennis Dennehy saying: "It's a shame that I've moved on and Kim hasn't. Her ongoing press campaign is doing nothing but harm to the children, and for that I feel truly sorry. For their sake I wish she would stop."
The couple first married in 1999 but divorced two years later. They remarried in January 2006 and Eminem filed for divorce in April of that year. The divorce was finalised in December. The couple also have custody of Hailie's cousin Alaina.