James Bond actor Sir Roger Moore reveals he was victim of domestic abuse
September 12, 2012
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’.
“She storms off out of the room and I hear the bath running. I thought, ‘What a cow, I’m leaving her and she’s having a bath’.
“So I smashed the bathroom door open and she had all my clothes in the bath and said, ‘Now leave me’. I waited for them to dry. The marriage was doomed.”
Speaking about his second wife Dorothy, Moore said: “There was a confrontation. I remember, to avoid confrontation, I used to strum the guitar and one day I was sitting on the edge of the table strumming and she was ranting on about something and I wasn’t taking any notice.
“Next thing I know, it was like slow motion, I could feel the guitar coming out of my hands and I could see it up above my head and… bash, it came down. She ruined the guitar. She had a great temper.”
The 84-year-old is now happily married to fourth wife, socialite Kristina Tholstrup, 71.
He said: “It’s a tranquil relationship, there are no arguments.”