Benet: 'Berry Is Lying'
LATEST: R+B singer Eric Benet has branded ex-wife Halle Berry a liar for telling an American magazine he cheated on her approximately "27 times". Berry made the scathing comments when probed about the alimony paid to her former spouse, adding she "finds it difficult" to hand over her wages to an unfaithful partner. But Benet is furious at the comments and insists he hasn't received a penny from the X-Men beauty. Now he's pleading with the star to stop her outspoken attacks in the media because it's making life for both him and his daughter India unbearable. He tells the New York Post, "If she said that, that I cheated on her 27 times, then she is simply lying. Straight out, that's a lie and a gross, gross exaggeration of what happened in our marriage. "I've admitted my indiscretion and apologised and took responsibility. I think maybe it's time for Halle to take some responsibility, instead of constantly casting herself in this victim mode and implying her commitment to our marriage was without flaw. "I have refrained from ongoing attacks on her, and she needs to do the same. She should leave me and my daughter, India, in peace. "Halle used to insist she loved India, though she hasn't seen her and has barely communicated with her in years, and not because I've stopped her. If she really had any feeling toward my girl, she'd realise how hurtful such statements are. Especially when they are untrue."