The already sordid tale of the Rev. David Dueppen and his baby's mother, former stripper Beatrice Hernandez, turned even tawdrier Tuesday as the two traded intimate and bizarre allegations in a Miami-Dade courtroom.
Dueppen said he'd been abused as a child, making him unable to resist Hernandez's demands for sex.
Hernandez said Dueppen threatened to ``disappear her'' by sending monks in brown robes to ``shoot'' her if she revealed the baby's existence to the church.
The three-hour hearing in domestic violence court ended in a draw: A restraining order was dismissed, and both parties agreed to stay away from each other while continuing their custody battle for 11-month-old Marilyn Epiphany.
``The crib's ready,'' Dueppen, 42, said after the hearing, his first public appearance since the scandal surfaced in September.
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