Flaming Lips singer Wayne Coyne wants adultery accusations kept out of divorce

Flaming Lips singer Wayne Coyne is asking that adultery accusations against him be kept out of his pending divorce case in Oklahoma County District Court. His wife, Michelle Martin-Coyne, filed for divorce in September.
by Nolan Clay Modified: February 27, 2014 at 5:48 pm •  Published: February 27, 2014
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Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne is asking a judge to keep adultery accusations against him out of his divorce.

His wife, Michelle Martin-Coyne, 45, petitioned for divorce in September on the legal ground of incompatibility.

In an amended petition in October, she stated she is entitled to a divorce “on the additional grounds of adultery.”

In an answer filed Feb. 18, the rock singer, 53, denied the allegation.

His attorney, Chris Deason, wrote, “Oklahoma is a no-fault state. There are no children at issue in the instant case. Allowing petitioner to delve into issues of adultery will garner her no additional relief and will constitute a waste of this court’s resources. The only purpose served by pleading adultery is to harass or embarrass respondent.”

He contends their common-law marriage began in late 2004. She contends it began on Feb. 4, 1989.

The case is pending before Oklahoma County Special Judge Lisa Hammond.


by Nolan Clay
Sr. Reporter
Nolan Clay was born in Oklahoma and has worked as a reporter for The Oklahoman since 1985. He covered the Oklahoma City bombing trials and witnessed bomber Tim McVeigh's execution. His investigative reports have brought down public officials,...
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