So You Think You Can Dance Judge, Mary Murphy’s Abusive Past

So You Think You Can Dance Judge, Mary Murphy details a nine-year abusive first marriage for a US magazine cover story:

Really, I have no words for what’s she’s describing here:

She tells Us Weekly her ex-husband – whose name is being withheld but who says Murphy’s claims are “flat-out lies” – raped her for the first time three months after they wed.

“We’d had another jealous fight, screaming, crashing over furniture, and he said, ‘I want to have sex, ‘” Murphy, 51, tells Us Weekly. “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.”

After countless rapes, bruises and black eyes, and a 1982 miscarriage, Mary ended the cycle of abuse, making the decision to leave the marriage after she found out her husband, from a wealthy, prominent family in the Middle East, had proposed to another woman on one of his trips back home.

You can read more of the gory details HERE, or pick up the magazine at your newsstands now.

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