Italian reportedly sues wife for not cooking and cleaning enough

A man in Italy appeared to be so fed up with his wife's lack of housework that he took her to court, and officials agreed to hear the case, local media reported Wednesday.

The accusation against her: "mistreatment of the family." It reportedly carries a potential jail sentence of up to 6 years.

The unnamed husband, 47, said he'd been "insulted" by his 40-year-old wife's lackadaisical attitude and the home's "poor hygiene," The Local reports. He said it had been going on for nearly 2 years.

The man added that his wife would sometimes kick him out of bed at night, and rarely cooked a good meal.

The couple lives in Sonnino, southeast of Rome. The trial is set for October.