Los Angeles police are currently investigating claims that the former Bon Jovi star threatened to kill and bury Lund during a heated phone call last month (Mar15) after deciding to pull out of their joint clothing project, Nikki Rich.

Sambora has yet to meet with detectives, but his spokesperson is adamant the star's name will be cleared once cops hear his side of the story.

The rep claims Lund was the one to lose her temper after Sambora told he was backing out of the business, because he had already lost $4 million (£2.5 million) on the venture.

She allegedly blasted Sambora for skipping a fashion show for the line and then ripped into him when he reiterated his plans to pull his financial backing for the failed business, even though Sambora offered to pay all Nikki Rich employees three months' of severance pay, reports TMZ.com.

Sambora and Lund had enjoyed an on/off romance for several years but have since split.