Last September, singer Jill Scott filed for divorce from her husband Mike Dobson. The cause of the divorce was cited by the 45-year-old star as both “irreconcilable differences” and “inappropriate marital conduct that such further cohabitation would be unsafe and improper.” To make matters all the more unseemly, Scott sought and was granted a restraining order against her estranged husband. At the time all of this came out, Dobson told Bossip.com that his ex-wife was “evil” and emasculating in an interview.
And Dobson feels so wronged by Scott that in his new countersuit to her divorce complaint, he’s made it clear that he wants her to pay up. He wants half of what was collected during their marriage and more.
According to court papers obtained by Bossip, he said that he was pressured by the singer and her lawyer to sign a prenup they drafted months before the couple wed. He said this happened even though he didn’t have a lawyer present on his behalf. Dobson said he signed the papers because he loved Scott and had high hopes for the marriage. However, he claims that she spent their time together as man and wife treating him poorly and was never as committed as he was to the union.
“Dobson has been a model of honesty and integrity,” court docs claim. “He loved and committed himself to (Scott) fully and unconditionally and gave her and her family his entire all. In return, Dobson has been treated with nothing but trivialization and alienation.”
Per the court papers, Dobson claims that Scott accused him of stealing things from her that she would later find, treated him like an employee, alienated him from family and friends and allegedly went on dates with “intimate male friends.”
He said they did try to go to marriage counseling, but he claims he was blindsided one day when he came home and found his things out in the garage and the locks changed.
Since then, he said she has shared a mugshot of him with friends and accused him of being a wide variety of things, from gay and jobless to violent and a con artist. Such mistreatment, he alleges, has harmed his reputation, caused him to deal with depression and required “intensive therapeutic treatment.”
“(Scott) has acted and continue [sic] to act categorically and diametrically the opposite of her contractual duty of good faith and fair dealing under the marriage contract,” the court documents state. “As a result of her unspeakable actions, Dobson has suffered and continues to suffer from her malignant schemes.”
He says that the prenup is invalid because it was signed under duress and without a lawyer, and claims that she actually violated it by allegedly speaking to media about their split (though he did as well). He now says that he’s entitled to half of their marital assets, is seeking $500,000 for pain and suffering incurred during their marriage, which only lasted a year, wants her to pay his lawyer’s fees, requests that the prenup be tossed and is asking that Scott be ordered to not speak about or share information about him with media.