Country star files restraining order against ex-husband

Friday, February 26, 2010 at 4:40pm
Staff reports

Country star Sara Evans filed a temporary restraining order against her ex-husband in Williamson County Chancery Court earlier this week.

Craig Schelske, to whom Evans was married for 14 years, is not allowed to make any derogatory statements about Evans to the media, or to discuss any allegations about what happened preceding their 2007 divorce, under the order, which was granted Wednesday 

It has been widely rumored that one or both cheated before their split; each accused the other of infidelity during a bitter public breakup.

Evans, 39, emerged from the Nashville country scene in the 1990s. That’s where the Missouri native met Schelske, also a musician and eventually a congressional candidate. Her debut album for RCA Records, Three Chords and the Truth, won ample praise and was called a return to traditional country by a number of critics. Evans was also the first country music star to appear on the show Dancing with the Stars, although she left early, citing personal reasons that were later attributed to her divorce.

After the divorce proceedings were finalized, Schelske filed a libel suit against Nashville attorney John Hollins, who represented Evans. Hollins told a group of tabloid reports that he had photographs of Schelske engaging in oral sex with Alison Clinton Lee, Evans’ former nanny. Lee also sued Evans, Hollins and his firm over the claim; she was paid $500,000 in a settlement. 

3 Comments on this post:

By: localboy on 2/26/10 at 4:04

Like watching a train wreck in slow motion...

By: TonyGottlieb on 2/27/10 at 8:13

Craig Schelske's House Family Justice Committee Testimony begins at:
18MIN 20 SECS.

By: RoyceEBurrageJR on 2/27/10 at 10:38

This case is perfectly illustrative of the ends to which lawyers will go in order to win a case ... and pad their bank accounts. It's about the money, forget about the kids and what's the right thing to do.