As you will recall earlier this week, Marlee Matlin started doing interviews about what is in her new book and she didn't hold anything back. Whether it was the teacher who took her virginity while she was in high school or being molested as a child, it is all in there. Then of course there are the drugs, the lots and lots of drugs actually, and the years of abuse at the hands of William Hurt. The pain is still so intense to her that later this week she said that she is still so scared of him that if he showed up in a room where she is right now that she would run as fast as she could to the nearest bathroom.
All week I kept expecting William Hurt or his people, or someone to at least make the effort in saying the stories were exaggerated or something. While everyone knows the stories are true, they are not exactly common knowledge and so I kept expecting some attempt at damage control by the a-hole. But nope. Instead, yesterday he released a statement that was very short.
"I did and so apologize for any pain I caused."
He did what? She said a whole lot of stuff? I'm assuming he means the beatings, but it really isn't clear from the statement. He could just be apologizing for subjecting us to a string of really whiny movies back in the 80's. Not, the movies themselves really, but just him. It is that look with his eyes that just makes me not like him. He always looks pained. Guess he perfected it by looking at his ex wives and girlfriends after he beat them.