Gary Oldman Domestic Abuse Accusation: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

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Getty Gary Oldman attends the 90th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California.

Gary Oldman, who won Best Actor in the 2018 Oscars, is the latest in a string of Hollywood stars to come under fire in the wake of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements, after his ex-wife Donya Fiorentino alleged that Oldman was abusive while they were married back in 2001.

According to an archived report from the New York Daily News, Fiorentino accused Oldman of spending tens of thousands of dollars on prostitutes, drugs and drinking before they were married. In the article, Fiorentino claimed that Oldman beat her with a telephone in front of their two young children, an accusation that Oldman denied.

With the #MeToo movement still in full force, Oldman’s controversial past came back under scrutiny when users took to Twitter to express their disgust at Oldman winning a Screen Actor’s Guild Award for his performance as Winston Churchill in The Darkest Hour. Oldman is also known for his roles as Sirius Black in the Harry Potter series, and George Smiley in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.

Here’s what you need to know:


1. Donya Fiorentino, Oldman’s Ex-Wife, Accused him of Beating her in Front of Their Kids in 2001

Donya Fiorentino, Gary Oldman

Gary Oldman and ex-wife Donya Fiorentino at the Los Angeles premiere of ‘Before Night Falls’ at the Directors Guild of America, 12/8/00.

According to the New York Daily News, Fiorentino alleged that Oldman assaulted her with a telephone on May 19, 2001 in front of their young children, Gulliver and Charlie. The children were four and two at the time of the alleged assault.

Fiorentino claimed that Oldman began choking her when she tried to dial 911. “I backed away, with the phone receiver in my hand,” Fiorentino told the Daily News. “I tried to dial 911. Gary grabbed the phone receiver from my hand, and hit me in the face with the telephone receiver three or four times. Both of the children were crying.”

Oldman, who was previously married to Uma Thurman before Fiorentino, claimed that Fiorentino was a drug addict and dismissed Fiorentino’s statement as “replete with lies, innuendoes and half-truths,” according to the Daily News.

Fiorentino was a recovering addict herself, Oldman added. And in the actor’s statement, he claimed Fiorentino overdosed months earlier and was found by her daughter “unconscious and barely breathing.”

Oldman said he met Fiorentino at a Beverly Hills meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous in 1996, where she claimed that she was sober.

Gary Oldman, Donya Fiorantino

Los Angeles.avier Bardem (left), Donya Fiorentino (Oldmans ex-wife), Julian Schnabel, and gary Oldman at the 16th Annual IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, California, Saturday, March 24, 2001.

“Donya represented to me that she was sober,” Oldman said. “I had been sober for years and committed to being sober.”

Oldman was eventually granted sole custody of their two children. His manager and producing partner, Douglas Urbanski, said the “assault never happened and charges were never filed,” according to the Independent.

Oldman declined to comment to The Independent via his spokesperson. He said: “I would prefer not to comment on this matter. It was a long time ago and I went through a thorough legal process who ruled on this sad and painful issue. Any further discussion is truly hurtful to me and my boys and I will not put them through this again.”


2. Fiorentino Spoke about her Marriage for the First Time After Being Emboldened by the #MeToo Movement

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Donya Fiorentino attends Star Magazine Hollywood Rocks 2014 at SupperClub Los Angeles on April 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.

According to a recent interview with The Daily Mail, Fiorentino claimed Oldman is a great actor but a terrible husband.

“Our marriage was a giant car crash in which demented things happened,” Fiorentino told the Daily Mail. “I lost my self-esteem. I was broken.”

Fiorentino told the Daily Mail that she felt inspired to speak up about the incident again because of the #MeToo movement, a hashtag used on social media to help demonstrate the widespread issue of sexual assault and harassment.

“I’ve been empowered by hearing other women speak up,” Fiorentino told the Mail. “When a woman gets her voice back, she gets her power back.”

Fiorentino also accused Oldman of spending tens of thousands of dollars on prostitutes, drugs and drinking before they were married, according to the court papers, reports the Daily News. Discussing the early days of their relationship, she said: “I think it’s fair to say we were not the most stable people in the room. I had never met someone so fragile, so emotionally vulnerable. He was charming and I thought I could fix him. We fell in love… too quickly. We didn’t know each other. We’d married strangers,” reports the Daily Mail.

Oldman responded by calling her a ‘fantastist’ who tore apart their marriage because she was addicted to pills and alcohol and an unfit mother, according to the Daily Mail.


3. Oldman has a Controversial History of Making Light of Abuse and Racism

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Gary Oldman attends the 90th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California.

Although the judge sided with Oldman in the domestic abuse case with Fiorentino, Oldman allegedly has a history of making light of abuse when it pertains to other men.

In an interview with Playboy in 2014, Oldman let loose an expletive-laden rant about how men like Mel Gibson and Alec Baldwin can’t get away with politically incorrect jokes, while people like Jon Stewart and Bill Mahers can.

Over the course of the interview, Oldman defended Gibson for his infamous anti-Semitic tirade, claiming that Hollywood had become too politically correct, and declared that the reason 12 Years a Slave won the Oscar for Best Picture was that people were afraid that if they didn’t vote for it, they would be considered racist.

“Well, if I called Nancy Pelosi a c**t—and I’ll go one better, a f***ing useless c**t—I can’t really say that,” he told Playboy. “But Bill Maher and Jon Stewart can, and nobody’s going to stop them from working because of it. Bill Maher could call someone a f*g and get away with it. He said to Seth MacFarlane this year, ‘I thought you were going to do the Oscars again. Instead they got a lesbian.’ He can say something like that. Is that more or less offensive than Alec Baldwin saying to someone in the street, ‘You f**?’ I don’t get it.”

Gary Oldman, Donya Fiorentino

Getty ImagesActor Gary Oldman and fourth wife Alexandra Edenborough attend the “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy” premiere at the Palazzo del Cinema during the 68th Venice Film Festival on September 5, 2011 in Venice, Italy.

Baldwin was accused of calling a paparazzi a “c**ksucking f*g” in 2013, after the paparazzi arrived outside the actor’s apartment following the ruling in the case against his stalker, Genevieve Sabouri.

Oldman went on to defend Mel Gibson, who declared in 2006 while being arrested that “Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world” as well as telling his then-partner Oksana Grigorieva that he hopes she gets “raped by a pack of n**gers.” Gibson later apologized for his remarks, but Oldman went on to defend Gibson, saying that he was outcast because he spoke his mind.

“We’re all f***ing hypocrites,” he added. “That’s what I think about it. The policeman who arrested him has never used the word ‘n**ger’ or ‘that f***ing Jew?’” Oldman went on to validate his comments, stating that he was frustrated with dishonesty and double standards, and that he knew he sounded like a bigot but stood by what he said.

Oldman later apologized for his comments on Jimmy Kimmel Live.


4. Oldman Was Slammed on Twitter after Winning a  Screen Actors Guild Award in January

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Gary Oldman attends the 90th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California.

Oldman won Best Actor in this year’s 2018 Oscars after his performance as Winston Churchill in The Darkest Hour, capping his triumphant awards season that included a Golden Globe, BAFTA and other trophies for the role. In January, Oldman also took home best actor for the Screen Actors Guild Awards, spurring a frenzy of Twitter fury at his nomination after users brought up his past domestic abuse accusations.

With Hollywood stars such as Kevin Spacey and Harvey Weinstein being blacklisted left and right for allegations of sexual assault and abuse, the #MeToo and the #TimesUp movements are still surging strong across social media.

Outraged social media users were quick to bring up Oldman’s 2001 accusations of domestic abuse against his ex-wife almost immediately after his January nomination.

Other controversial stars who were considered for Oscar’s but accused of sexual transgression include James Franco who was a major contender for his portrayal of Tommy Wiseau in The Disaster Artist, but was accused of sexual misconduct by five women after he won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy, bumping his name off the Oscar nominations list.

Traditionally, the previous year’s Best Actor presents the Oscar to the current year’s Best Actor — but Casey Affleck was sued twice for sexual harassment in 2010, and withdrew from his presentation duties at the end of January and announced through a representative that he would not be attending this year’s Oscars, according to Variety.


5. Oldman Overcame an Abusive Dad and Alcoholism before Nomination for Best Actor

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British actor Gary Oldman poses on the red carpet upon arrival at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in London on February 18, 2018.

Oldman was allegedly abandoned by his violent father when he was seven, leaving the family with no money and a history of alcoholism, reports The Sun.

Despite his father’s absence, his influence was prevalent when it came to alcohol abuse, Oldman told The Sun. Oldman said that he had seen his father died at age 62 from liver failure in 1986.

“I have alcoholism, so it’s hereditary,” Oldman told The Sun. “I saw him briefly once or twice in that period before he died, so I have an image of him as someone old who was dying. I don’t like remembering that.”

Once Oldman got sober, he wrote the film Nil By Mouth, based on his childhood in New Cross, South London, The Sun reports. The 1997 drama starred Ray Winstone as the abusive husband of Valerie, played by Kathy Burke.

Oldman told The Sun that “a lot of this film is my father. He hit my mum with a steel-capped boot and tried to drown her. I had to leave a lot of things out of the film because they were too horrendous. People wouldn’t have believed it.”

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Gary Oldman and Gisele Schmidt attend the Great British Film Reception honoring the British nominees of The 90th Annual Academy Awards on March 2, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.

His mother Kathleen, who he calls “a remarkable bird,” raised Gary and his sister single-handedly, and the lad dreamed of a bright future, reports the Sun.

Oldman was also charged with drunk driving in 1991, after his blood alcohol content registered over twice the California limit for legal intoxication. According to the Sun, after landing a few of his earlier Hollywood roles, he was out celebrating with Kiefer Sutherland, who was with Oldman when he received the charge.

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Anonymous

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2. Isaiah 46:4 And I will still be carrying you when you are old. Your hair will turn gray, and I will still carry you. I made you, and I will carry you to safety.
3. Psalm 71:9 And now, in my old age, don’t set me aside.Don’t forsake me now when my strength is failing.
Old people carry so much wisdom and they give great advice.
4. Job 12:12 Wisdom belongs to the aged, and understanding to the old.
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6. Job 32:7 I thought, ‘Those who are older should speak, for wisdom comes with age.’
The godly continue to bear fruit and praise the Lord.
7. Psalm 92:12-14 But the godly will flourish like palm trees and grow strong like the cedars of Lebanon. For they are transplanted to the LORD’s own house. They flourish in the courts of our God. Even in old age they will still produce fruit; they will remain vital and green. They will declare, “The LORD is just! He is my rock! There is no evil in him!”
Crown of glory.
8. Proverbs 16:31 Gray hair is a crown of glory; it is obtained by following a righteous path.
9. Proverbs 20:29 The glory of the young is their strength;the gray hair of experience is the splendor of the old.
Even at an old age we must do God’s work. The advancement of God’s kingdom never stops.
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God still answers the prayers of the elderly.
12. Genesis 21:1-3 Now the LORD was gracious to Sarah as he had said, and the LORD did for Sarah what he had promised. Sarah became pregnant and bore a son to Abraham in his old age, at the very time God had promised him. Abraham gave the name Isaac to the son Sarah bore him.
Respect your elders.
13. 1 Timothy 5:1 Do not rebuke an older man harshly, but exhort him as if he were your father. Treat younger men as brothers.
14. Leviticus 19:32 “Rise in the presence of the aged and honor the elderly face-to-face. “Fear your God. I am the LORD.
15. Job 32:4 Because Elihu was the youngest one there,he had waited until everyone finished speaking.
God will work in all His children to conform them into the image of Christ until the end.
16. Philippians 1:6 For I am sure of this very thing, that the one who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.
17. 1 Corinthians 1:8-9 He will also strengthen you to the end, so that you will be blameless on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is faithful, by whom you were called into fellowship with his son, Jesus Christ our Lord.
Advice
18. Ecclesiastes 7:10 Never ask “Why does the past seem so much better than now?” because this question does not come from wisdom.
Reminders
19. Isaiah 40:31 but those who keep waiting for the LORD will renew their strength. Then they’ll soar on wings like eagles; they’ll run and not grow weary; they’ll walk and not grow tired.”
20. 2 Corinthians 4:16-17 That is why we are not discouraged. Though outwardly we are wearing out, inwardly we are renewed day by day. Our suffering is light and temporary and is producing for us an eternal glory that is greater than anything we can imagine.
21. Proverbs 17:6Grandchildren are the crown of the aged, and the glory of children is their fathers.
Examples
22. Genesis 24:1 Abraham was now a very old man, and the LORD had blessed him in every way.
23. Genesis 25:7-8 Abraham lived for 175 years, and he died at a ripe old age, having lived a long and satisfying life. He breathed his last and joined his ancestors in death.
24. Deuteronomy 34:7 Moses was 120 years old when he died, yet his eyesight was clear, and he was as strong as ever.
25. Philemon 1:9 I prefer to make my appeal on the basis of love. I, Paul, as an old man and now a prisoner of the Messiah Jesus..
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God bless President Trump.

Jon Fearnley

The smear campaign failed. Oldman won. He towers above the SJW leeches, Oscar in hand. Continually dredging up his ex-wife’s thoroughly debunked allegation, or the fact that he dared to exercise his right to free speech (and apologised after vile attacks from classless far lefties), will change nothing.

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