Allegations that Stephen Hawking was assualted?

According to this article, police are looking into allegations that Stephen Hawking was abused. Hawking, however, denies the allegations.

So what’s going on here?

There’s a little bit more information in this Reuters article:

and here:

It looks like the accusations are directed against Hawking’s wife, as detailed in this article from The Australian. Whether or not the allegations are true, this is shaping up to be a very nasty battle.

Find a Nobel-prize-winning-Lucasian-professor-of-mathematics your own size to pick on…