Rodney Adkins Accused Of Trying To Smother Wife With Pillow
On the show this morning we told you about a very sad and disturbing incident involving country artist Rodney Atkins. Here is what we know……
Rodney was arrested last month for alleged domestic assault, according to TMZ. Court documents say that his wife, Tammy Atkins, claimed he attempted to smother her with a pillow and grabbed her by the face to throw her down the hallway.
Atkins’ wife reportedly called 911 the morning of Nov. 21 , saying that the indident occurred in their home after they had been arguing all night. His wife said Rodney had been “drinking alcohol all night and was intoxicated” — AND that it happened in front of their 10-year-old son.
Atkins was arrested, but released on $2,500 bail. Since then, the singer has filed for divorce and claimed that his wife was lying . Rodney’s lawyer issed this statement,“When Mr. Atkins realized their child was in hearing range of the argument, his first priority became getting out of the earshot of the child,” the statement reads. “Mr. Atkins realized he would have no recourse but to file a complaint for divorce. He has exercised substantial parenting time with the parties’ son and he will continue to do so while the divorce is pending.”….. “Mr. Atkins wants to thank his fans for standing by him, as he is confident the truth will prevail.”
In an interview that was published in October, before the incident occurred, Atkins had said that he and his wife would love to have more kids. “We would love to,” he told Taste of Country. “We’ve talked about adopting. That’s kind of the only way we could do that now. But I’d have 30 if I could. I love having them run around.”
A very sad situation. We will keep you posted.