Nikki Lund, former on-again-off-again girlfriend of Richie Sambora, has accused Sambora of physically abusing and threatening her.
Nikki Lund owns a clothing line, Nikki Rich, with Sambora, but things have been going downhill. It seems their amicable relationship has, as well.
A source close to Nikki Lund told People that Nikki Lund has been threatened and is sick of living in fear.
The source told of Nikki Lund and Richie Sambora, “He’s been physically abusive to her and hit her in the chest at a meeting [in January]. This left her bruised and shaken up.”
The source continued, “After this, he retweeted something about Nikki being a nobody and a drug addict, and then started calling her cell and threatening her saying, ‘I will make you disappear. I have millions of dollars and I can make people disappear – you are nothing.’ ”
“Nikki was in pieces and very scared,” the source added. “She has had extra security measures in her house and hasn’t been able to sleep. She taped his threatening phone calls and waited until he was in Bora Bora to file a police report.”
Lt. Jennifer Seetoo with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department confirmed that a police report was filed, but a rep for Richie Sambora says it’s a lie and that Nikki Lund is only trying to harm Sambora for pulling out his financial backing of their clothing line because he’s losing money.
The rep called the accusations by Nikki Lund “contradictory, press-seeking, false”, indicating that there is another side of the story that needs to be heard.
“This is a cluster of fabricated lies in retaliation for Mr Sambora’s decision to cease further funding of the unprofitable partnership, plain and simple,” said the rep.
He added that the Nikki Lund and Richie Sambora have not dated for six years.
The rep said of Nikki Lund, “She filed a cluster of lies 13 days later in retaliation for his no longer funding this unprofitable partnership.”
What do you think is going on here? Does Nikki Lund really fear for her safety? Or do you think she could be striking a spiteful blow to Sambora’s reputation and bank account in retaliation for him pulling out of their fashion venture?