Manzo testifies that Staub depicted ex as 'monster'

Sep. 14, 2010 at 1:03 PM ET

"She depicted him as a monster. She depicted him as someone who would beat her daily, as someone that put her in the hospital due to the beatings, I want to say on more than one occasion. She told a story about being raped on broken glass. One incident, she said that he shot her dog. And then another incident she claimed that he hanged her dog. I'm confused as to whether this all was at the same moment of the rape on the glass ..." Manzo also said that Staub "claimed to have been hiding in a tree at some point, afraid that when he came home he would find her and beat her. She claimed to be the victim of prostitution due to his demands, that he put her into that world, again depicting him as an absolute monster." Staub and Maher attempted mediation on July 22 but no progress on the case was made. Their next court date is Sept. 27.Related: Ex-'Housewife' Staub dishes on her new shows