Billy Ray Cyrus Files for Temporary Restraining Order Against Firerose as He Alleges She Spent $96K on His Credit Cards

Firerose, from whom Cyrus filed for divorce last month, claims she is living "as per the status quo during the marriage"

<p>Jason Kempin/Getty Images for ACM</p> Firerose and Billy Ray Cyrus in August 2023.

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Firerose and Billy Ray Cyrus in August 2023.

Billy Ray Cyrus and Firerose are going head to head in court over their finances.

Weeks after filing for divorce, Cyrus filed on emergency motion in Tennessee court on Thursday, June 13 seeking a temporary restraining order that would keep his estranged wife from any “unauthorized” use of his personal and business credit cards and accounts.

The country singer, 62, alleged in documents obtained by PEOPLE that Firerose — real name Johanna Rose Hodges — has in recent weeks spent $96,986 on 37 unauthorized charges on his business account, including $70,665 in payments to her attorneys.

“As a result of these fraudulent charges… I am concerned that Ms. Hodges is in possession of other information that she may use to make fraudulent, unauthorized charges to my business and personal credit cards and accounts,” Cyrus wrote in an affidavit.

Cyrus claims in the documents that the charges began on May 23, the day he filed for divorce after nearly seven months of marriage. The “Achy Breaky Heart” singer cited irreconcilable differences and inappropriate marital conduct as reason for the split, and is also seeking an annulment on the grounds of fraud.

Related: Billy Ray Cyrus and Firerose Unfollow Each Other on Instagram amid Divorce Filing

<p>Jon Morgan/CBS via Getty</p> Firerose and Billy Ray Cyrus on Dolly Parton's Pet Gala in January.

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Firerose and Billy Ray Cyrus on Dolly Parton's Pet Gala in January.

In a response to Cyrus’s emergency motion filing, Firerose, 37, said there was in fact “no emergency,” and that she has had access to his American Express credit card since June 2022.

“To claim Wife has made 37 unauthorized charges is untrue,” her attorneys wrote in the response filing, which was obtained by PEOPLE. “Throughout the divorce proceedings, the parties are to live as per the status quo during the marriage. Wife was simply living as she has since October 10, 2023, and Husband has no right to cut her off.”

Firerose’s filing said that after she and Cyrus married in October 2023, she continued to use his cards with his full permission, and that the couple would “routinely go over” her expenses on the card in question.

<p>Terry Wyatt/WireImage</p> Billy Ray Cyrus performing in June 2022.

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Billy Ray Cyrus performing in June 2022.

Related: Billy Ray Cyrus Files for Divorce from Firerose After 7 Months of Marriage Alleging 'Inappropriate Marital Conduct'

Cyrus’ motion, meanwhile, alleges that he and Firerose, a musician, do not have any joint accounts, credit cards or real estate, and that neither party was ever an authorized signer or user on the other’s cards or accounts. He also claims that she owns real estate in Los Angeles worth over seven figures, and that she has more than $500,000 in “liquid and investment assets at her disposal.”

The couple reached an agreement in court shortly after Cyrus filed for divorce that determined Firerose would move out of his home immediately, and he will provide her with financial support for 90 days or until the dissolution of their marriage, whichever comes first.

The former Hannah Montana star is asking his estranged wife to refund or return anything she bought with his business credit card.

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