Life imitates art.
In Brian de Palma's Femme Fatale Rebecca Romijn-Stamos plays wife of an American ambassador in Paris. During the movie wife claims that she had been systematically abused by her husband.
Similar story was published in last issue of Nacional. Magali Boers, wife of Ljubomir Čurčić (Ljubomir Curcic), former Croatian ambassador to Belgium, has recently taken shelter in Autonomous Women's House in Zagreb, started divorce proceedings and gave tell-all interview in which she accused her soon-to-be-ex-husband of wife beating.
Čurčić immediately answerd by giving interview to Večernji List (Vecernji List) and accusing wife of being certified lunatic and member of "Opus Dei".