Mike Fleiss: I Did NOT Attack My Pregnant Wife! She Attacked ME!

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On Wednesday, we reported on the shocking allegation that Bachelor and Bachelorette creator Mike Fleiss attacked his pregnant wife, Laura Kaeppeler, during an altercation at the couple's home in Hawaii.

Laura says Mike tried to pressure her into getting an abortion she didn't want and became angry when she refused to comply with his demands.

Mike Fleiss and Laura Kaeppeler

Now, Kaeppeler has fled with the couple's 4-year-old son, and both sides are telling their stories through court documents.

Mike filed for divorce this week, and he claims he has not heard from Laura or his son since July 7.

Fleiss urged police to ignore Laura's restraining order request, claiming that she is the one who's violating the law by concealing his son's whereabouts.

And that was just the beginning of his allegations.

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Fleiss says Kaeppeler was the one who became violent during their argument, alleging that the former Miss America contestant attacked him after he took her phone away during the fight.

According to court documents, Mike claims that Laura began "pounding on [him] with her fists, jumping on [his back,] and attacking [him] trying to get the phone back."

Fleiss confirms that the argument centered around Laura's pregnancy.

He alleges that the two of them had agreed not to have any more children, and she lied to him about being on birth control.

Laura Fleiss and Mike Fleiss

He says he took her phone in order to see what else she might be lying to him about, and that's when Laura became aggressive. 

In his filing, Fleiss included security cam footage which he says serves as evidence of Kaeppeler's abusive tendencies.

He also includes screenshots of text messages in which Laura allegedly confesses that her "judgment was seriously clouded and [she] was so desperate for a baby after having the miscarriage that [she] lost it and wasn’t thinking clearly."

Kaeppeler provided security cam footage of her own (The still below allegedly shows Fleiss striking her during an argument.), and she claimed in her filing that Fleiss has been using his wealth and power to manipulate her for years.

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"Mike has made many emotionally derogatory and demeaning comments designed to demonstrate his financial coercive control over me, such as repeatedly insinuating that he would destroy me with his wealth and power," Laura wrote.

“The continued verbal and emotional abuse have wreaked havoc on my self-esteem."

Both sides point to security cam footage from previous incidents to back up their claims.

Kaui police have released few details about the case thus far, and they say their investigation into the matter is ongoing.

For their part, execs at Warner Bros. -- which produces The Bachelor and its spinoffs -- say they are looking into the claims against Fleiss in their own independent investigation.

We'll have further updates on this developing story as more information becomes available.

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