Blake Shelton isn’t letting false statements stand, so he filed a lawsuit to clear his name Entertainment Tonight

Rumors about Blake have run rampant covering everything from his divorce and new romance to his drinking. He may be able to laugh a lot of things off, but it turns out he’s pretty upset at one publication in particular — and he’s going after them.

Last fall, Shelton filed a $2 million lawsuit over an InTouch Weekly story that reported he checked into rehab. Now, in a declaration obtained by ET, Shelton lays out a bevy of sworn written statements defending himself against the allegations/rumors/lies.

According to ET, Shelton’s written statements included the following:

“Not only was I not in rehab or headed to rehab when it was published, but I also do not have a drinking problem. All of this was false and went so far beyond prior stories about me that I had previously denied with humor.”

“My ex-wife Miranda Lambert did not catch me with a bunch of naked women in our Tennessee home one night.”

In February, InTouch Weekly’s parent company Bauer Media filed a motion to strike Shelton’s lawsuit claiming they had not defamed him, using Shelton’s own tweets as evidence. Shelton’s declaration responded by admitting the country star jokes about alcohol as part of his schtick, but those comments are only intended to amuse.

Sounds like both sides are digging in for a fight.

Based in Chicago but often in Nashville, Ken Churilla is a contributor for Rare Country. Follow him @KenChurilla and join the conversation @RareCountry.
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