Billy Ray Cyrus claims wife Firerose 'physically, verbally and emotionally' abused him

After denying he abused his estranged wife Firerose, Billy Ray Cyrus has claimed it was actually her who abused him.

The Achy Breaky Heart singer has claimed he was "physically, verbally and emotionally" abused by former wife Firerose.

The singer's manager Scott Adkins is listed as a witness to the events in legal documents, where Cyrus contests his wife's "mind boggling claims" that he abused her.

Cyrus, 62, has admitted to being "vocal, frustrated and angry" with Firerose, but the paperwork states that "it is the plaintiff (Cyrus) who, in fact, has been abused."

He also claimed Firerose threatened to tell the public that he left her because she was getting a double mastectomy if he initiated a divorce.

A rep for Firerose claimed the only people supporting Cyrus' "false claims" are "on his payroll, whose credibility is questionable". They added, "The audacity to question a BRCA-positive women's decision to undergo a preventative surgery" shows the "cruel manipulation" she was subjected to by Cyrus.

In documents filed earlier this month, Firerose, 36, claimed that Cyrus filed for divorce in May just one day before she was set to undergo a preventative double mastectomy. She stated that her home life became "chaos" and that Cyrus "continuously launched verbal assaults" at her while threatening to kick her out of their home and file for divorce.

Cyrus filed for divorce from Firerose, whose real name is Johanna Rose Hodges, in May after seven months of marriage. He cited irreconcilable differences and inappropriate marital conduct as reasons for the split.

He is seeking an annulment of the marriage on the grounds of fraud, claiming she lied about her last name and about being married twice before.