Earlier this summer, we reported on a truly nightmarish ordeal.
Gina Kirschenheiter's ex allegedly threatened to murder her after attacking her in her home.
Now, that same ex-husband is accusing her in court of being "vindictive" and hyping up tensions for Real Housewives drama.
In June, The Real Housewives of Orange County star Gina Kirschenheiter endured a harrowing alleged attack.
She says that her ex-husband, Matt, broke into her home late at night and attacked her in her living room.
In addition to repeatedly striking and shoving her, she says that he repeatedly threatened her life.
At one point, Gina ran outside to get help from a neighbor, but accuses Matt of having dragged her back to the house.
Police arrived and arrested Matt, and now the exes are facing off in court over visitation of their young children.
RadarOnline reports that, in a July 30 declaration made over a month after the alleged attack, Matt is trying to smear Gina in court documents.
"Petitioner has historically been extremely vindictive," Matt claims of his ex-wife.
"And," he accuses. "Has used the children when she becomes angry or wants to control me."
"Petitioner has been acting erratically and in a way that I believe is unfortunately more based on a ‘storyline’ for her reality television show," Matt says.
"And," he writes. "Not rooted in the best interest of our children."
Just as Gina is trying to revoka Matt's visitation in the aftermath of the June incident, he says that she has wanted to do so before.
"She caused total chaos," Matt recalls. "As we did not know if she was coming to pick up the children or not."
He writes: “Petitioner texted my sister ‘Visitation will be revoked. He needs to get himself in order. He’s sick. Not broke."
"Petitioner demanding that my visitation with our children by ‘revoked’ simply because she was going to be required to pay her own car payment," Matt adds.
He continues: "is consistent with her historical vindictive mature and using the children as ‘leverage.'"
Matt also levels an accusation that Gina has issued threats of her own.
According to his declaration, Gina once "threatened” his mother in a text message.
Gina is said to have texted “You’ll see what happens next!" alongside a photo of a firework going off.
"I am convinced that Petitioner is using any excuse she can to separate the children from me," Matt writes. "As she knows that is my Achilles Heel."
He also complains that he was "forced to resign" from his job after his arrest in June, though it's not clear how that's supposed to be Gina's fault.
Exes claiming that the other is stirring up drama for reality TV reasons isn't new. It's as old as reality TV itself.
But it only makes sense that Bravo's cameras would cover the aftermath of Gina's DUI arrest in February.
It doesn't sound like Gina and Matt are going to agree on anything, let alone decisions about their young children, in the near future.
The two of them are due to face off in court again on August 14.