The husband of Martina Hingis claims the Swiss tennis player, her mother and her mother's boyfriend beat him up.
French showjumper Thibault Hutin is currently waiting to divorce the Grand Slam winner, but things took a turn for the violent on Monday when Hingis and two members of her family attacked him.
“On Monday evening, I was in our shared apartment when the doorbell rang. In the course of a dispute, Martina and her mother Melanie Molitor pounced on me -- beating and scratching me. My upbringing forbids me to beat women," he told Swiss Newspaper Blick.
"I resisted every effort but Mario Widmer, the partner of Melanie, struck me in the head with a DVD player,” Hutin added.
The attack ended in the trio taking Hutin's credit card and passport. Hutin then called police and reported the "violent incident" claiming he had also received threatening text messages.
He has since moved into a hotel and plans to return to Paris.
“The policemen went back to the apartment with me and forced the three to surrender my valuables," Hutin is quoted as saying.
“They wanted to kill me. I’m shocked! I never thought it would go so far."
Hutin and Higins decided to separate after Hutin reportedly found her cheating on him after one year of marriage and later a second time after he had forgiven the first slip.