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'Modern Family' Creator Steve Levitan Accused of Abuse By His Wife in Divorce Docs

by Sophie Schillaci 2:57 PM PDT, March 22, 2016
Playing 'Modern Family' Creator Steve Levitan Accused of Abuse By His Wife in Divorce Docs

This Modern Family is in turmoil.

Modern Family creator Steve Levitan is locked in a bitter divorce battle with his wife of 23 years, Krista Levitan, and new court documents obtained by ET indicate that things are turning ugly.

Last week, Krista filed a restraining order against her estranged husband claiming domestic violence, alleging "harassment" and "intimidation." Steve has denied all wrongdoing and filed a formal response.

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"I have never assaulted my wife. I have never threatened to assault my wife. These allegations are abusive, false and an attempt to smear my name and reputation," he said in his response.

A judge has denied Krista's request until their next hearing, which is scheduled for April 15.

In March, Krista also filed an Income and Expense Declaration, in which she revealed that the TV producer earns a staggering $2.4 million per month. Krista is seeking spousal support to help her cover reported monthly expenses like $11,800 for clothes, $8,600 for housekeeping needs and $1,300 for pet care.

In an email allegedly written by Steve to Krista's brother and included in Krista's restraining order filing, he allegedly wrote: "I'm not fighting Krista on anything. If we end up getting divorced, then she gets half of everything we have. That's millions and millions of dollars. Enough for two lifetimes."

Krista first filed for divorce in January 2016 citing irreconcilable differences. The legally embattled couple shares three children, including an 18-year-old son -- who still lives at the family’s home -- and two grown daughters.

Update: A clerk with the Los Angeles County Superior Court says the restraining order was dismissed in May.

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