The ex-wife of Edis Kayalar filed a restraining order against him back in March 2008, according to court documents.
In the documents, Kayalar's former wife alleged that he had a substance-abuse problem, abused her both physically and mentally, raped her on numerous occasions and threatened her life.
Authorities charged Kayalar Thursday in federal court with trying to extort $100,000 dollars from supermodel Cindy Crawford and her husband over a controversial photo of her then-7-year-old daughter.
Authorities recently deported Kayalar back to Germany for being in this country illegally. He has not yet been arrested on the current charges.