Thursday, October 29, 2009

Bumble Bee Tuna Heir Beat Former Playmate Of The Year With A Baseball Bat


This story is shocking. I can't imagine why the 2002 Playmate of The Year Dalene Kurtis stayed with her ex boyfriend for longer than a minute, but she did and has the bruises to prove it. Dalene filed a $10M suit against James Metropoulos who is the heir to the Bumble Bee tuna fortune alleging that James hit Dalene in the ribs with a baseball bat, stomped on her face and chest, tried to pop her breast implants, choked her, grabbed her, punched her, kicked her, spit on her, threatened to kill her and her family, and for good measure also called her a f**king whore, an ungrateful bitch and ugly.

Last month Dalene was granted a temporary restraining order against James. I can't imagine why someone would put up with this and it sounds like she put up with this behavior for a very long time.

24 comments:

Sylvia said...

What is wrong with this woman? Is her self-esteem that low that she feels she has to stay with an asshole like this??

Quintessential Southerner said...

when you have no sense of self-worth, you will put up with anything.

ghigu said...

I remember her appearing on the Stern show. Maybe I can find the transcript.

Lisa (not original) said...

The brainwashing that goes on in an abusive relationship is truly terrifying.

ardleigh said...

Low self esteem makes people make whacked out choices.

jax said...

i can think of 10M reasons..none of them good enough to get beat.

amanda rae said...

What ardleigh said.

RocketQueen said...

In the story link she kind of looks like Jennie Garth to me.
Is it just me, or do many Playmates seem to find themselves in unhappy life predicaments down the road after their modeling "careers" end?

Pookie said...

w.t.h. ?!

so sad.

Lisa (not original) said...

RocketQueen, I don't think happy, well-adjusted, confident women pose for Playboy. Sure, there are exceptions, but these women are looking for outside validation. The damage becomes more obvious after they are no longer in the spotlight and end up in tragic messes. Just my hypothesis.

lutefisk said...

"tried to pop her implant"? That is a new one...if the situation wasn't so sad, that would almost be amusing.

BigMama said...

I hope she gets the help she clearly needs. The only way to break the cycle of an abusive relationship and future ones is extensive therapy (in my opinion) I wish her well.

selenakyle said...

Eff that MF-ing piece of total crap. He should rot and die.

And while I do NOT see this woman as flawed or blame her for any of the abuse...

...her boobs do look a bit crooked in this pic.

Daveb said...

I see on IMDB she's listed as born in 1977 (i.e. 32 years old) and he is listed in press reports as 25. I saw a photo of him and maybe she is an opera fan who likes men who remind her of Pavarotti. He may have intelligence, wit or a sparkling personality but I don't think I'm overly cynical in suspecting that money is his greatest attraction. I'm sure there was some form of altercation but her motivations in this relationship strike me as suspect. There isn't much demand for old Playmates and, if she doesn't win a big settlement, I wouldn't be surprised if she has a future asking whether you want fries with that order.

Jamie's Girl said...

Abuse cannot happen to you if you are not there for abuse to happen to you. So I do blame her for sticking around, but not for his violence. He will violate anybody who lets him. BTW, he took a baseball bat to her? How Horrific. No Human nor animal should have to live like that. He's a monster.

Paisley said...

Is there a pending criminal case to go along with the civil case?

Judi said...

I never blame victims. Period. I do not give a rodent's rear about who she is, what she is, what she did, etc.
HE's the one who caused harm; HE, and only HE, is responsible for what HE did.
Bumble Bee is henceforth off the shopping list.

RocketQueen said...

@Lisa (original) - that's what I'm thinking, too.

mygeorgie said...

Note to Chelsea-THIS is what 32 looks like.

selenakyle said...

Yeah, really glad I don't eat that brand anyway.

dbfreak said...

@Lisa (not original) - you are SO right about the brainwashing! I divorced an emotionally abusive man within the last year, and have determined that abusive people have a way of really making you think you're at fault for everything and making you think you're crazy if you think that the abusive person is being abusive. It took me a couple of years to realize what was happening, and once I realized the extent of the mind f^ckery that had been going on, I was shocked to realize I didn't see it at the time.

Sue Ellen Mishkey said...

I wish someone would try to pull that shit with me. That would never happen though 'cause guys like that don't care for chicks like me. I'd love to quickly punch dudes like that one time in the nose.

I'm getting mad thinking about it. =/

__-__=__ said...

It's past time we should start thinking about why people are raised to accept choices like this. I suspect the guy will be picking up trash on the side of the road for a few weeks with Chris Brown. Things need to change.

Jasmine said...

i still dont get the whole 10million lawsuit thing- i just am so tired of that being the response people have to everything. it seems dumb. she should get hers, dont get me wrong, but this seems like such a buisness like response, instead of ,say, get his ass in jail under assualt charges