Actor Robert Blake is set to face one of his toughest days in court to date, as he faces testimony from his first wife again in the ongoing civil case brought against him by his murdered wife's family.

Attorney ERIC DUBIN, who is representing the family of Blake's slain wife Bonny Lee Bakley, has called on SONDRA KERR - the actor's ex-wife - to testify about her violent encounters with the BARETTA star.

The former husband and wife came face to face briefly on Friday (27MAY05) as the civil case against Blake heated up.

Kerr's attorney Gloria Allred entered the court on Friday insisting there was little she could say about the proceedings, but she revealed, "It wouldn't surprise me if they asked about whether or not there were any acts of violence during the relationship."

Dubin explained to US news show CELEBRITY JUSTICE that he called on Kerr because he hoped Blake's behaviour towards her could establish a pattern of violence.

He explained, "I think there's a lot of conduct that occurred with Bonny and we're going to talk about it."

Blake was acquitted of the murder of Bakley in March (05), but his slain wife's family still maintain the actor is guilty.

30/05/2005 21:01