Former Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora is under questioning for allegedly threatening to kill his long-time girlfriend, fashion designer Nikki Lund. The death threats came a day after the launch of her clothing line on March 18th, when the 55-year-old rock legend apparently told her he would “dig a hole in the desert and bury” her following a vicious telephone argument.
The LAPD have confirmed that Lund filed a report on April 1st, and police are currently investigating the incident. “She stated that Mr. Sambora made some threats against her,” Sgt. Tui Wright of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office told the Daily News. “Deputies tried to contact Mr. Sambora, but he was not at his residence. A report was taken, and now Malibu Lost Hills detectives are investigating.”
In addition to their romantic involvement, the pair had previously been business partners in the Nikki Rich fashion line. A planned store on LA’s upscale Robertson Boulevard failed to materialize when Sambora withdrew his funding last month.
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