The voice actor behind “Winnie the Pooh” says his ex-wife’s accusations of rape and animal abuse are an extortion try.
Jim Cummings claims ex Stephanie Cummings’s allegations “are baseless and solely meant to hurt my good title and my place because the voice of many, many beloved characters.”
Stephanie Cummings had claimed that her former husband “engaged in bodily, sexual and emotional abuse together with however not restricted to demise threats, rape, and varied sexual deviant conduct pressured upon me with out my consent,” in keeping with courtroom paperwork obtained by The Blast.
Stephanie, who break up from Jim in 2011, alleged that he raped her in 2013 and would typically grope her. She additionally claimed that he abused the household canine, harming it with a brush and leaving it stranded outside in excessive warmth for hours.
In an “open letter to my followers” that Jim Cummings posted to his web site this week, he stated his authorized group is engaged on stopping, “the propagation of those baseless accusations, out proper [sic] lies, and false quotes — all disseminated for Click on bait on the very value of my household, private life and profession.”
He referred to as the allegations “a transparent try and extort me,” including he has contacted the FBI and native authorities.
Stephanie Cummings and two daughters she had with Jim moved to Utah to flee her ex’s alleged conduct in 2017.
The previous spouses are at the moment embroiled in a custody battle in Los Angeles courtroom.
The story initially appeared within the New York Submit.