The wife of famed attorney Melvin Belli says she wants to end their 16-year marriage and will seek a court order barring her husband from their $6 million mansion in San Francisco.

Lia Belli, 39, contends her 80-year-old husband beat her and falsely accused her of having affairs with celebrities.

Belli was not available for comment, a spokesman in his office said Friday.

Mrs. Belli, who told police Tuesday an armed intruder fired two shots at her in her bedroom at 5 a.m., said she wants a legal separation.

She said she believed a "hit man" was trying to kill her, emphasizing she did not think her husband was behind the attack.