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Wed Sep 12, 2012, 10:40 AM

 

James Bond actor Sir Roger Moore reveals he was victim of domestic abuse

SIR Roger Moore has revealed he was the victim of domestic abuse by two of his former wives.
The James Bond actor has been married four times but says Doorn van Steyn and Dorothy Squires both attacked him physically during his unions to them.

"Doorn would scratch me," he said on Piers Morgan’s ITV show Life Stories.

"She threw a pot of tea at me. I’d been sunbathing in the garden, I came up and I’d taken off my pants and I gave her some smart Alec answer and this teapot came hurtling at me. I said, ‘Right, that’s it, I’m leaving’.
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http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/celebrity/james-bond-actor-sir-roger-moore-reveals-he-was-victim-of-domestic-abuse/story-fn907478-1226472773112

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Although he never uses the phrase "domestic abuse" I think articles like this are a good thing. Men need to come out and acknowledge if they are victims instead of being shamed in to silence that benefits no one. There are many studies showing that men are victims of this far more often than previously believed but are extremely reluctant to report it.

And the fact that it's a Bond who is willing to state so publicly doesn't hurt.

/granted not the best Bond, but still.

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4th law of robotics Sep 2012 OP
MadrasT Sep 2012 #1
silentwarrior Sep 2012 #2
4th law of robotics Sep 2012 #3
lumberjack_jeff Sep 2012 #6
ProudToBeBlueInRhody Sep 2012 #7
William769 Sep 2012 #4
ProudToBeBlueInRhody Sep 2012 #5
Bonobo Sep 2012 #8

Response to 4th law of robotics (Original post)

Wed Sep 12, 2012, 12:05 PM

1. OK 4th law, now you've gone too far.

Moore was *clearly* the best Bond, ever.



No, seriously... nobody should be tossing household objects at anybody, and good for him for speaking up about it. Men shouldn't have to suffer in silence for fear of what people might think.

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Response to MadrasT (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 12, 2012, 12:48 PM

2. Sean Connery better by far

the best Bond, ever

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Response to MadrasT (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 12, 2012, 01:25 PM

3. George Lazenby

 

best Bond ever.

Hands down.

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Response to MadrasT (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 12, 2012, 07:19 PM

6. I like Daniel Craig.

 

He's got a bit of Jason Bourne about him.

But setting aside the justice of the thing, it is in no one's interest for men to remain silent about DV because it often escalates into serious injury, usually for the woman.

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Response to MadrasT (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 12, 2012, 07:26 PM

7. I like them all

Except maybe Lazenby. I just didn't like OHMSS. I think they were all correct fits for their era.

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Response to 4th law of robotics (Original post)

Wed Sep 12, 2012, 04:21 PM

4. "domestic abuse"

Is a two way street and should not be tolerated by either of the sexes.

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Response to 4th law of robotics (Original post)

Wed Sep 12, 2012, 06:26 PM

5. Too bad Connery went the other way on this subject

His "sometimes they need to get hit" or whatever bullshit was a low point.

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Response to 4th law of robotics (Original post)

Wed Sep 12, 2012, 08:10 PM

8. My father was too.

He was not a great guy.
He remarried after divorcing my mom to a woman about 30 years younger than him.

When he was about 72, he was pretty weak and suffered from emotional and, it turns out, physical abuse. Call it senior abuse, but it was still woman on man abuse.

She knocked him down. He broke his shoulder and she left him sitting in his own urine for a day before calling anyone.

He never really recovered. He died 6 months later. Yes, she killed him basically.

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