Actor Eddie Cibrian is taking on his estranged wife in court, in a bid to win joint custody of the couple's two children - alleging BRANDI GLANVILLE has mentally and physically abused him.
The couple split after Cibrian began a relationship with LeAnn Rimes, his co-star in TV movie Northern Lights.
Glanville has custody of their two young children, Mason, six and Jake, two - and in court papers obtained by Entertainment Tonight Cibrian accuses his ex of preventing him from spending time with them.
He alleges, "(Glanville) is refusing to set a schedule for visitation with the minor children. My relationship with our minor children is the most important thing in my life. To be denied time with our minor children, just because the respondent is angry with me, is unfair to me and extremely detrimental to our minor children."
He adds that Glanville is full of "emotional rage" and "too angry with me to think of what is the best interest of our children.
"(She) is very angry with me for ending our seven-year marriage, and she is enraged at the way in which our marriage ended. In her rage, she has resorted to physically attacking me, mentally abuses me, vandalizing my motorcycle, speaking badly about me in front of our minor children…."
Explaining his claim for joint custody, Cibrian insists he has "always been a devoted and doting father".