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David Hasselhoff: I Did Not Abuse Ex-Wife

David Hasselhoff: I Did Not Abuse Ex-Wife

David Hasselhoff just released following statement to TMZ in response to the videotape of him visibly drunk, incoherent and on a hotel room floor:

“More than a year ago, I made a difficult decision, for the sake of our children and myself, to file for divorce. To this day, my ex-wife has engaged in conduct designed to punish me by repeatedly publishing false statements to the press. Despite her fabricated claims, I have, from the outset of this painful divorce, consistently taken the high road by not responding to the myriad of false allegations made against me by her out of consideration for our children. I recognize that public discussion of the issues which exist between us is not something which is in the best interests of our daughters.

But recent events have made it impossible for me to continue to remain silent. My ex-wife, and her latest attorney (who seems to share a thirst for publicity) recently suggested that I had not only been physically abusive to her, but that I was also physically abusive towards our two daughters, as well. This latest claim is not only utterly false, but it is also obscene. Our daughters are outraged by the falsity of their mother’s claims and urged me to allow them to go to the press to challenge these claims. I discouraged our daughters from doing so, but I agreed that I would finally come forward and challenge these absurd claims made by their mother.

My ex-wife’s actions are nothing more than a transparent attempt to garner attention from the media and to hurt me. Her claims that I ever physically abused her or our children are ludicrous. It is inexcusable that my ex-wife has perpetuated these false claims against me, without consideration for the toll her actions have taken on the girls. However, it is clear that she will resort to any means to obtain the attention of the media in order to satisfy her own perverse need for publicity, regardless of its impact on our daughters or me.

The lack of veracity of her claims have, and will continue to be borne out in the marital litigation. Unfortunately, our children have been subjected to physical and emotional abuse on numerous occasions, but it has been at the hands of their own mother, which abuse has been documented by the Court appointed experts in our marital proceedings.

While I acknowledge that I am a recovering alcoholic who must deal with my own issue on a daily basis, my ex-wife has refused to deal with her own issues, which include having tested positive for alcohol and illegal substances in response to court ordered testing. Although she has publicly denied having tested positive, proof of her drug use is part of the Court record.

I truly hope that my ex-wife will get the help that she so desperately needs for her own sake and for the sake of our children, and that in the future she will refrain from perpetuating falsehoods and selfishly compromising the well-being of our children so that they can move forward with their lives, with their privacy respected. I look forward to the day that our marital litigation is behind me, so that our children and I can move forward with our lives in peace.”

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Credit: TMZ; Photos: Getty/Ethan Miller
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  • Mondo Bongo

    WTF ~:(

  • blackberry

    wow thats a massive statement.What ever happened to being concise & to the point.

  • magnus


    He bitch slapped her hard.

    Don’t f*ck with The Hoff.

  • Franny

    Good for him. Sometimes you just have to speak up and stop the BS. It’s a well done response to her behavior. He is not required to be a doormat. He met her accusations head on and showed why her credibility might be compromised, e.g. her own substance abuse.

  • abuser

    abuser will never admit abuse, especially “celebrity” abuser

    its funny that just because these men are celebs, people asume, that their victims are lying

    beying celebrity does not change your attitude if you are violent, alcoholics etc.

    see baldwin – till everybody could hear on their own how he is violently behaving toward his little child, everybody was bashing on basinger and condemming poor alec – but every sane mother would protect her child bevor it would be attacked by non responsible selfobsessed relative – and alecs agressive behavior is well documented and soziopaths who cant controll their anger and tend to violent outbursts do it regardless who is the victim, the only interesting thing to them is themselves and they like to make themselves the victim

    hasselhof, baldwin, sheen….. what a shame

  • H

    I totally agree with the comments made above by “abuser.”

    Shameful is that these sociopaths procreated.

  • bdj

    The new “Excuse” – blame the Ex wife. It worked for Baldwin – I guess the “Hoff” will give it a try. What happened to the day, when people owned up to their own problems and demons and sought help. The fact is Hasselhoff is still an alcoholic and Balwin has issues – it is all on the tapes.

  • Tuli

    i agree that he might be the offender but unlike Baldwin he is actually owning up to having problems i mean there is always two sides to a story…
    but darn these people are messed up!!!
    I only feel sorry for the children they suffer the most which parents like these….