Hogan, whose real name is Terry Bollea, divorced Linda in 2009 after their reality television series ended. They had been married 24 years.
Linda has stated she put up with the alleged abuse for so long because she depended on her husband financially.
The Los Angeles Times said the release of Linda's book has coincided with a publicity tour in which the stories of alleged abuse and hints of gay affairs have been repeated on television.
Linda had no immediate comment on the suit, which was filed in Clearwater.
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