For a while in the 80’s, tawny kitaen was rock and roll’s poster girl. The beauty was married to rocker, David Coverdale, for two years and even had a fling with OJ simpson. In 1998 Tawny thought she’s found marital bliss with baseball star, Chuck Finley.
According to a source close to the athlete, while out one night in April 2002, Finley issued his wife an ultimatum. She would beat her addiction to prescription drugs, or he would seek custody of their two children. According to police reports, Kitaen became violent in the car, kicking her husband while he was at the wheel
Chuck, safety first. Ten and two, buddy. Don’t lip off, you know that a heel is coming any second. She knows how to move around.
He is, of course, a professional athlete. One would think that he would have a couple of blocking moves so that the Whitesnake girl couldn’t get him.
Tawny was arrested and charged with spousal abuse. She plead not guilty. Finley filed for divorce three days after the incident. He took his children to cleveland where he was playing baseball. The judge issued a restraining order, barring Tawny from any contact with Finley. A devastated Kitaen sought help. She spent 30 days at the Promises drug rehabiliation center in Malibu. In late 2002, the court agreed to drop the charges against tawny… But there were conditions. The actress would attend anger management counseling and she would stay away from Finley for 3 years. Tawny was doing great until she went on Howard Stern’s radio show and discussed the case. OOPS! The judge made her write a letter of apology. Tawny’s battle with Chuck Finley is Celebrity OOPS number 59.