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Mills trips over her own divorce claims

Heather Mills may get snared in her own web, after claiming that Macca was abusive during their 4 years of marriage

india Updated: Oct 23, 2006 20:56 IST
ANI

Sir Paul McCartney’s estranged wife Heather Mills may get snared in her own web, after claiming that Macca was abusive during their 4 years of marriage, for now lawyers for the singer are studying a book by her which may contradict claims she has made in explosive divorce papers.

Documents submitted to the court by the 38-year-old former model, which were leaked to the press, accuse Sir Paul, 64, of being abusive and violent during their four-year marriage.

One of the more bizarre allegations is that Sir Paul refused to allow her to get up in the morning before he was also ready. But in a self-help book by Ms Mills published this year she says that she regularly rises early to gain "me time".

In the court papers her legal team claimed: "The Petitioner [Sir Paul] refused to allow the Respondent [Ms Mills] to get out of bed in the morning even though she would wake up early and wish to use the time for essential physiotherapy for her leg and to attend to emails and administrative tasks before the staff arrived or their child woke up."

But in her book Life Balance she writes: "As a working wife and mother I have learnt that setting the alarm 30 minutes earlier each morning can make all the difference. It allows me a little bit of personal space before the day begins.

"I organise everything for breakfast the night before so that I can get it ready without a panic and we can eat together as a family."

The court papers are Ms Mills's response to Sir Paul's petition seeking a divorce on the grounds of her "unreasonable behaviour".