Marlee Matlin: William Hurt Abused Me

05/14/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

"I was afraid. I was always afraid... of him," Matlin told Access Hollywood's Nancy O'Dell. "But I loved him. I did. Or maybe I thought I did. But look, I was 19, he was 35."....

"I always had fresh bruises everyday," the actress revealed. "And if I had a split lip, or if... I mean, there were a lot of things that happened that were not pleasant."

In her new book, Matlin recounts one of the couple's fights, where she claims Hurt threw her on the bed and ripped off her clothes while she sobbed, "No, no, no. Please Bill, no."

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