Rodney Atkins has filed for divorce and his attorney denies the country singer assaulted his wife last month.
Atkins was arrested Nov. 21 and charged with domestic assault. His wife, Tammy Jo Atkins, told police he drank heavily, assaulted her and tried to suffocate her with a pillow.
Attorney Rose Palermo says in the statement Thursday morning the allegations of violence are "completely untrue" and that the argument between the couple was an "unfortunate verbal dispute" that didn't become physical.
The statement says Rodney Atkins has decided to file for divorce as a result of the false statement to police.
The singer is known for No. 1 hits including "If You're Going Through Hell (Before the Devil Even Knows)," "Take a Back Road" and "Watching You."