Marlee Matlin On William Hurt: “He Beat Me”

by | April 29, 2009 at 3:30 PM | TV News

90′s actress and recent ‘Dancing With the Stars’ alum, Marlee Matlin spoke out against her ex-partner, film actor William Hurt, whom she says was physically abusive.

Matlin was on ‘The View’ this morning promoting her new book, “I’ll Scream Later.” In the narrative, she details years of sexual abuse as a child by a babysitter and her time in rehab. She also touches upon her abusive relationship with Hurt and talks at length about his alcoholism.

Barbara Walters read aloud a statement released from Hurt’s camp, saying that he “felt sorry” for the things done in the past and that he wished Matlin well in her life.

Matlin then responded through her hearing assistant that it sounded like “the statement came from his publicist,” and made a gesture of incredulousness.

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