According to Consequence of Sound, Black Flag‘s Greg Ginn has been accused of child abuse by his ex-wife Marina Ginn. Marina filed an affidavit to the Texas District Court last week asking for an Emergency Motion to modify the Parent-Child Relationship over concerns that the health and welfare of her two daughters, Karis and Isadora, “is currently being jeapordized.” Here is a portion of the report:
Marina, who resides in Austin, Texas, says her daughters, age 10 and 7, “live in constant fear” of their father. While under his care, she claims Greg “routinely denies [them] food” so that they do not gain weight, has threatened them with physical abuse and, at times, thrown cups of water in their faces. Marina also alleges that he emotionally harasses his daughters by whistling and telling them, “You’re hot.” According to Marina, her youngest daughter, Karis, was taken to the hospital on October 7th over stress and anxiety stemming from these events. You can read the full affidavit here.
In an email to Consequence of Sound, Marina confirmed the veracity of the affidavit, but offered no further comment. Our emails to Greg Ginn and his representatives have gone unanswered as of publication.
We will be sure to keep you updated as more details on the situation are released.
Black Flag’s most recent album What The… was released on December 3rd, 2013 via SST Records.