Black Keys guitarist accused of abuse by wife

August 6, 2013 • Entertainment

FILE – In this Aug. 3, 2012 file photo, Dan Auerbach from The Black Keys performs at Lollapalooza in Chicago’s Grant Park. Auerbach said in divorce records that his wife tried to commit suicide in front of their child, but she claims the rocker abused her during their marriage. Stephanie Ann Gonis Auerbach was [auth] treated at a residential treatment facility following an incident on April 21, according to court filings filed in Nashville. (AP Photo/Sitthixay Ditthavong, File)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The estranged wife of Black Keys singer-guitarist Dan Auerbach accuses him of abuse in divorce filings dealing with the custody of their child.

Stephanie Ann Gonis Auerbach alleges that the unspecified abuse culminated in an incident in which she “superficially” cut herself on her legs and ankles. But Dan Auerbach said she has made two suicide attempts and that one was made in the presence of their child. His wife denies it.

Stephanie Auerbach said in the records that she sought treatment at a residential treatment facility.

Dan Auerbach has primary custody of their child. A judge gave his estranged wife supervised visitation rights with the child, until she can show “that she is not a potential danger to the child.”

A publicist for Dan Auerbach declined to comment Tuesday.

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