Christian Brando, the troubled son of late actor Marlon Brando, is being sued by his ex-wife, Deborah Brando, for allegedly threatening to kill her in front of her 13-year-old daughter. The couple married in October 2004 and divorced shortly thereafter. The junior Brando appeared as a witness in the Robert Blake murder trial, where he invoked his Fifth Amendment rights. Blake's lawyers intimated that Brando may have killed Blake's wife, Bonny Lee Bakley. According to an Associated Press story, Bakley once claimed that Brando was the father of her daughter, Rose, until DNA tests proved that Blake was, in fact, the girl's father. The former Mrs. Brando's lawsuit also alleges that Brando, a convicted felon, would chase his stepdaughter around the house and threaten to "cut her up into a million pieces".

Brando's attorneys have yet to comment on the suit, which also accuses Brando of "violation of their civil rights, assault, domestic violence, battery and emotional distress." The former Mrs. Brando also seeks unspecified damages.
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