Richie Sambora's ex-girlfriend, Nikki Lund, has claimed he threatened to kill her. Lund has filed a police report in which she alleges 55-year-old Sambora physically assaulted her and issued threats against her life in a series of phone calls.
Nikki Lund and Richie Sambora photographed together in 2014.
The report was filed in Calabasas, California on Wednesday (1st April) after Lund reportedly called police out to her home. A representative for the LAPD confirmed a report had been made and that they are currently investigating the allegations.
"The incident is under investigation," a spokesperson told People. "The victim didn't come to the station. It was a call for service... We do have a person of interest, but we are not saying who it is. The detective just got the case this morning."
Although the police spokesperson gave few details about the incident, a source close to Lund claimed Sambora had hit her and threatened her life.
"He's been physically abusive to her and hit her in the chest at a meeting [in January]. This left her bruised and shaken up," the source said, as People reports. "After this, he re-Tweeted something about Nikki being a nobody and a drug addict, and then started calling her cell and threatening her saying, 'I will make you disappear. I have millions of dollars and I can make people disappear - you are nothing.'"
Sambora, best known for being the lead guitarist and founder of rock band Bon Jovi, has denied the allegations against him. His representative issued a statement in which he described the allegations as a "cluster of fabricated lies". The representative further claimed Lund had only filed the report after Sambora refused to continue financing their joint business venture.
"This is a cluster of fabricated lies in retaliation for Mr Sambora's decision to cease further funding of the unprofitable partnership, plain and simple," Sambora's representative said.
The former couple have reportedly been dating on-and-off for more than a decade. Lund and Sambora have been business partners for a number of years and they have worked together on Lund's own fashion line, Nikki Lund Clothing.
Sambora's representative has suggested their business disagreement is relatively recent, dating from less than two weeks ago. Their relationship appears to have been amicable until fairly recently with Lund posting on Instagram in January, describing Sambora as her "partner and bestie."