Mary Murphy, the voluble judge on Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance, reveals in Us Magazine that she suffered abuse at the hands of her ex-husband for nine years. Murphy says her unnamed former spouse sexually assaulted her three months into their marriage. “We’d had another jealous fight, screaming, crashing over furniture, and he said, ‘I want to have sex,’” Murphy tells the magazine. “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.” She goes on to detail years of beatings and sexual assault, followed by gifts to assuage the abuse. “In the first year or two, I’d fight back, but eventually, I’d just lie there. Get it over with, I thought. It’ll be quick anyway.” Murphy’s former husband calls the allegations “flat-out lies.”
Oct 14 2009 07:23 PM ET
'So You Think You Can Dance' judge Mary Murphy details years of spousal abuse
- 'Celeb Apprentice': Mr. Trump has hired...
- Billboard Music Awards: 2013 winners are...
- R.Pattz and K.Stew call it quits: People
- Yahoo to buy Tumblr for $1.1B: Report
- 'Star Trek' rules at box office: $70.6M
- 'Star Trek': Ranking the TV series, movies
- 'SNL': All Stefon's 'N.Y.'s hottest clubs'
- 'Game of Thrones': Compatible couples?
- 'Survivor:' Jeff Probst talks Brenda vs. Dawn, the final challenge advantage, and new reunion show format 458
- All Cried Out 464
- A Whole New World 408
- 'Star Trek Into Darkness': Let's talk about that ending (and Benedict Cumberbatch) 341
- EW.com's 4th Annual Season Finale Awards: Nominations wanted! 503