October 20, 2009
"So You Think You Can Dance" Star Reveals Shocking Story of Abuse
Posted: 02:51 PM ET
NOTE: "So You Think You Can Dance" judge Mary Murphy will be our guest on LKL tonight.
In the new issue of Us Weekly (on newsstands now), So You Think You Can Dance judge Mary Murphy opens up for the first time ever about surviving a nine-year abusive relationship, during which she was repeatedly raped and beaten and suffered a miscarriage.
She tells Us Weekly her ex-husband – whose name is being withheld but who says Murphy's claims are "flat-out lies" – raped her for the first time three months after they wed.
"We'd had another jealous fight, screaming, crashing over furniture, and he said, 'I want to have sex,'" Murphy, 51, tells Us Weekly. "I was like, 'Are you kidding me?! We're fighting here!' He said, 'You're my wife, and you'll do what I tell you!' I pulled out a kitchen knife and screamed, 'You're going to have to stab me, because I'm not having sex with you!' He knocked it out of my hands, held me down and raped me."
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