Philip Michael Thomas' wife claims he roughed her up in front of their children. He says that's a blatant lie.

Kassandra Green Thomas, the mother of five of the actor's 12 children, filed a domestic violence complaint against the former "Miami Vice" star, The Miami Herald reported Wednesday.Her attorney, Ellis Rubin, said Thomas ordered his wife to make their bed, then followed her, their children and housekeeper as they left on an errand on Halloween.

When Mrs. Thomas snatched the car keys, the actor "grabbed her by the neck/chest area and then grabbed her right wrist and pushed her in an arm lock and forced her almost to the ground," the police report said. Rubin called it "a police hold. That made the children cry."

Thomas calls his wife's account "an absolute, blatant lie."