When Paul McCartney wrote "When I'm 64," he wondered whether his love would still send him Valentines, birthday greetings and bottles of wine. Now that McCartney actually is 64, his ex-love is accusing him of pouring wine on her head and slashing her arm with a broken wine glass. That's one of many scandalous claims made against McCartney in divorce court papers presumably filed by estranged wife Heather Mills. (Lawyers haven't confirmed their authenticity.)
International newspapers and tabloids have had a field day this week publishing the dirtiest dirt found in the 13-page document, painting McCartney as abusive, self-centered, mean-spirited, and insensitive to the plight of one-legged homemakers married to billionaire rock stars.
Examples of The Cute Beatle's bad behavior alleged by Mills include:
— McCartney once forced Mills to cancel leg surgery because he didn't want his vacation plans disrupted. (Mills had part of her left leg amputated in 1993 after a traffic accident.) He also forced Mills to drag herself to the washroom at night – after she removed her prosthetic limb – because he wouldn't allow a bedpan in the bedroom. McCartney didn't want to feel like he was in "an old woman's home," he allegedly said.
— When Mills broke her pelvic plate in 2003, McCartney insisted she still cook for him while on crutches. (Sir Paul didn't have his own cook staff?)
— Toward the end of their marriage (McCartney filed for divorce in July), Macca poured wine on Mills' head and slashed her arm with a broken wine glass. Mills left "crawling on her hands and knees whilst dragging her wheelchair, crutches and basic personal possessions to the car," the documents read.
— Mills' most bizarre claim (and that's saying a lot) is that McCartney wouldn't let her breastfeed their daughter because he felt her breasts were "my breasts" and he didn't "want a mouthful of breast milk."
A statement from McCartney's lawyers on his official website says the singer will defend the allegations "vigorously and appropriately." Regardless of what happens from here, don't expect to hear any "Silly Love Songs" anytime soon.