Brandi Sadler liked to tell stories, her ex-boyfriend testified Tuesday.
She claimed to be a sometime actress in Los Angeles who was “close friends” with Brooke Shields and “best friends” with Meg Ryan.
Sadler's stories, while impressive at first, turned out to be lies, Michael Scott said.
Scott, a former Omaha TV anchorman, took the stand in his own defense. He is accused of misdemeanor domestic violence stemming from an altercation with Sadler last November.
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His attorney, James Martin Davis, said Sadler's accusations of violence are more lies, made up to seek revenge on her live-in boyfriend, who planned to dump her after a nasty fight.
“I didn't touch her,” Scott, 58, said in Douglas County Court.
Sadler, 38, says that the couple's tempestuous relationship came to a dramatic end during the overnight hours of Nov. 2 and 3, when Scott choked her, hit her in the eye and ripped off two of her fake “bimbo nails,” as he called them. He also threatened to kill her, Sadler has testified.
Scott says that none of it is true. He admitted under cross-examination by prosecutor Julie Medina that he did push Sadler down onto a mattress that was on the floor of the apartment.
Scott said he was merely trying to get away, something Sadler wouldn't let him do when he “needed a breather.”
It all started Nov. 2 at Aksarben Cinema, where the couple went to see the movie “Flight.”
Sadler had wanted to see a different movie and spent the evening drinking heavily, Scott said. He said the couple had earlier agreed that she should have a two-drink maximum on nights out based on past behavior.
After the movie, Sadler said Scott stormed out of the theater, saying she had “embarrassed” him. He was screaming, she said, and began pushing her against the car door, yelling.
Scott said that never happened. He said he wanted to go home, and they did.
Scott left for a while to cool off, he said, then returned home about 1 a.m. He said he realized Sadler had poured out his medicine into the kitchen sink and was drinking tequila and beer.
Sadler said he pushed her down and put his hands around her neck. She also said he told her he was “going to rip off my bimbo fake nails one by one.” He pulled off two fingernails, causing her to scream and blood to get on his shirt.
Scott testified that he didn't put his hands around her neck and that the fingernails broke when she tried to stop him from leaving again.
The prosecution and defense rested Tuesday. The case won't go to the jury until Monday to let a juror go on a planned vacation.
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