Randy Travis sued by ex-wife and former manager

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FILE - In this April 18, 2010 file photo, country singer Randy Travis, right, and then wife Elizabeth arrive at the 45th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas. Travis has been sued by his ex-wife and former manager Elizabeth Travis for breaking his management contract. She says he hired an armed guard and several men to strip her three=story office building of all records and memorabilia pertaining to him. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg, file)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Randy Travis is being sued by his ex-wife and former manager.

Travis says the lawsuit filed last week by Elizabeth Travis in Nashville, Tenn., lacks merit and that it's "unfortunate that it's come to this." But the country music star in the statement from his publicist doesn't address her claim that he hired men to strip her office of records and memorabilia related to his career.

Elizabeth Travis claims her ex-husband made it impossible for her to do her job and terminated their management agreement without written warning. She's asking for damages, attorney fees, litigation costs and whatever other damages the court feels appropriate.

The Travises divorced in 2010 after 19 years of marriage. Elizabeth Travis had served as his manager for more than three decades.