Keshia Knight Pulliam Accuses Ed Hartwell of Trying to Force a Miscarriage

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The Keshia Knight Pulliam-Ed Hartwell drama just took a turn for the...

... surreal? Bizarre? Completely bananas?

Ed and Keshia Knight Pulliam

We're not even sure how to classify the latest step in their ongoing saga.

It all started a few weeks ago when Hartwell filed for divorce from Pulliam after just seven months of marriage.

At the time, he didn't just seek to legally end the relationship; he also demanded that a court force Pulliam to take a paternity test.

That's a pretty damning demand, for obvious reasons: he believe Pulliam cheated on him and that someone else is the father of the baby she is carrying.

The former Cosby Show actress has denied any infidelity, alleging the reverse:

She says Hartwell cheated on HER.

It's a gigantic, complicated mess and it's also a very sad one because there's a child coming into the world with parents who clearly do not get along. At all.

Keshia Knight Pulliam and Ed Hartwell wedding kiss

This takes us to a court filing made by Pulliam last week.

According to these official documents, the 37-year-old podcaster believes Hartwell has been "plotting to harm" and "obstruct" her pregnancy.

She also says Hartwell has been mentally and emotionally abusive towards her throughout their relationship.

In the papers, Pulliam accuses the former NFL lineman of engaging "in certain underhanded and unusual conduct" that she thinks has been designed to cause "her to miscarry her unborn child."

We think we speak for everyone when we say: Ummm... WHAT?!?!?

What could Pulliam possibly mean? How can one force a pregnant woman to have a miscarriage?!?

Again, quoting her legal filings, Pulliam writes that she "was forced to live on egg shells in the former marital home due to [Hartwell's] deep-seated rage and uncontrollable anger."


"[Pulliam] was forced to endure ... berating, demeaning, yelling and cursing at her throughout the parties’ short-term marriage.

"To add insult to injury, [Hartwell] was well aware of the stress that his antics placed upon the unborn child, and ... continued to engage in such activity." 

So Pulliam is saying that Hartwell is purposely yelling at her and causing her stress in an attempt to essentially abort his child.

That is quite the accusation.

Keshia Knight Pulliam with Ed Hartwell

In Hartwell's legal response - filed on August 17 - he strongly denies Pulliam's claims, referring to them them as "despicable."

"If either party has been mentally and emotionally abusive towards the other, it's [Pulliam]," the court papers read, adding:

"The Plaintiff finds the libelous allegations despicable and opines they were only asserted to defame the Plaintiff."

They also say that Pulliam ought to "be ashamed of herself for ever making such false and offensive allegations"

The ex-linebacker concludes that there's no need for a restraining order to be in place against him, as Pulliam has requested.

In a chat with Entertainment Tonight last month, Pulliam broke down when discussing how her marriage fell apart.

Keshia Knight Pulliam on ET

"There's nothing to say at this point," she told the show.

"They can discuss that through attorneys. I have to move forward. I have to do what I need to to release the hurt, to release this, and to be happy for me and my baby girl, because the stress isn't good.

"The stress isn't healthy. And my only priority is her."

That's at least good to hear.

We hope Pulliam and Hartwell work out their issues to an extent that their child can at least be raised in happy and healthy households.

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