'Cheers' star seeking ex restraining order
The actor, who played Cliff Clavin in the long-running sitcom, is reported to have told the LA County Superior Court that his former lover was capable of violence because she likes country music.
In legal papers filed yesterday, Ratzenberger claimed that the 45-year-old had "indicated that it is common in many country western songs for women to set the cars of their former boyfriends on fire.
"That statement insinuates that she may have the capacity to perpetuate this act or similar violent conduct."
He went on to say that he was "deeply disturbed" after receiving "harassing and intimidating phone calls, emails and text messages" and accused the unnamed woman of making "false and defamatory" remarks about him.
Ratzenberger has asked the court to order his former lover to remain 100 yards away from him, his property and his job.