Mary Murphy Shares Her Story of Domestic Abuse With Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen Degeneres proved to be a sensitive and sympathetic interviewer when So You Think You Can Dance judge, Mary Murphy, stopped by the Ellen Degeneres show to tell the story of her 8-year marriage to an abusive partner.

Mary teared up a few times as she described the rape and beatings dealt by her controlling husband, and her parents who insisted Mary needed to “make the marriage work.”

Ellen choked up a little herself when she commiserated with Mary, revealing that she had no support from family when she faced similar circumstances.

“I just want it out of my brain, ” says Mary about why she chose to tell her story, “I want to stomp it out.”

Mary is featured in a cover story in this week’s US Magazine

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