TV Host Denies Sex Addiction
David Tutera, the host of WE TV’s “My Fair Wedding,” is denying explosive accusations by partner Ryan Jurica that he suffers from sex addiction and hires prostitutes. TMZ found the allegations in court docs filed by Jurica in a move to end the couple's 10-year domestic partnership.
Tutera told People in a statement, "The allegations against me are baseless and untrue and I will fight vigorously to defend my reputation in the court of law as well as the court of public opinion. I believe them to be fabrications of a desperate individual in order to gain a legal advantage in our separation."
He continued, "I am saddened by these developments; I am angered by the lies; and I am committed to moving beyond this painful moment to focus on my professional commitments and the upcoming birth of my children."
The couple wed in Vermont in 2003 and is expecting twins via surrogate in July. Jurica filed to end the partnership on April 17 in Connecticut, while Tutera filed in L.A. on April 19.
In court documents, obtained by TMZ, Jurica claims, "After repeated attempts at marriage counseling and therapy, we have been unable to save our relationship due to [Tutera's] addiction to sex." He is asking for full custody of the children and notes that David is the family breadwinner.
According to People, Tutera cited "irreconcilable differences" in his filing and is also asking for full custody of the kids. He wants Jurica to pay for all related legal fees and does not want to pay spousal support.