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.