Nick Loeb has alleged he was "physically abused" by Sofia Vergara.

Sofia Vergara

Sofia Vergara

The 39-year-old businessman - who was engaged to Sofia until last year - is locked in a bitter dispute with the 'Modern Family' actress over the couple's frozen embryos and in his legal complaint against the 42-year-old star, Nick has claimed she was abusive towards him.

Nick appeared on the 'Today' show to put his side of the story across, and co-host Hoda Kotb read from his complaint, saying: "She physically abused him on four separate occasions, she punched him in the face on two occasions, kicked him and threw her phone at his head.

"She also routinely bullied him, called him a loser, worthless and other degrading names."

During the show, Nick was asked if he wanted to have "a baby" or "her baby", and he replied: "It has nothing to do with her baby or a baby. Lives were already created. A lot of the questions are 'Why don't you move on and meet somebody else?'

"No doubt I would love to do that, but doesn't it matter that two lives have already been created and I wouldn't just toss aside a child that had been born."