David Hasselhoff Seeks Rehab for Wife

David Hasselhoff Seeks Rehab for Wife
Bach and Hasselhoff in 2005
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04/04/2006 05:00PM

The David Hasselhoff-Pamela Bach divorce is getting even uglier. The former Baywatch actor has filed papers implying that Bach, who has accused him of domestic violence, has a drug problem and needs psychiatric help.

In papers filed Tuesday at Los Angeles Superior Court, Hasselhoff, 53, requests that Bach, 43, complete a drug rehabilitation program and submit to random drug testing. He also asks that she retain a doctor who specializes in psychiatric medications.

Bach's lawyer, Gary Mitchell, tells PEOPLE, "Pamela has no history of drug use and the allegations are completely false. The request is in reference to a recent surgery she had and a prescription for Vicodin, but she has not abused Vicodin and has actually taken less than the prescribed amount."

In March, Bach filed a request for a restraining order against Hasselhoff, accusing him of domestic violence. According to court papers, Bach claimed that Hasselhoff broke her nose prior to December 2005 and verbally abused and physically threatened her on several other occasions.

"David categorically denies that he has engaged in the conduct alleged by his wife," Hasselhoff's lawyer told PEOPLE. "He says, 'The only person who broke my wife's nose is her plastic surgeon.'" Hasselhoff, who has two teen daughters with Bach, is seeking to end their 16-year marriage.

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