moodyIt’s always a bit sad when two people file for divorce, but when it involves domestic abuse, it turns from sad to pathetic. That’s allegedly the case with Five Finger Death Punch singer Ivan Moody, whose wife has filed. TMZ reports that Moody’s wife, Holly Smith, while in a hotel room in Las Vegas, accused him of cheating after finding texts from other women on his cell phone. Instead of owning up to it or reacting in any sort of calm, dignified manner, documents obtained by TMZ state that Smith went to sleep, then woke up with his arms around her neck in a Jiu-Jitsu submission hold. She said he then repeatedly punched her and choked her with a blanket. Moody was arrested for domestic violence after that, but the charges were dropped.

The other documents apparently contain other incidents of abuse, including broken blood vessels and a bloody eye. She’s seeking financial support, claiming that Moody makes about $66,000/month with the band. If you were wondering what having four gold albums and being in a popular mass-appeal metal band pays, you now have your answer. It’s  a hell of a way to find out, and if Moody is indeed a wife-beater, those aren’t allegations that will go away easily.