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Is Patrick Dempsey Really Such a Brawler?

Halloween may be over but some of Patrick Dempsey's skeletons may have found their way out of the closet. Reports are resurfacing that his first wife made some pretty strong accusations against the actor after their split, including physical abuse. Here's more:

Rochelle “Rocky” Parker claimed that Dempsey once broke her finger in a car door and further charged that “while we were on the set of his [1987] movie ‘Can’t Buy Me Love’ he beat me up because he wanted to see what it was like to beat a woman,” the tab is reporting.

Dempsey and Parker married in 1987, when he was 21 and she was 47. She filed for divorce in 1991, citing “irreconcilable differences,” reportedly after he told her that he had met another woman.

Now, Parker is distancing herself from those accusations. After the Enquirer contacted Dempsey’s rep for comment, Parker released a statement saying that during the messy divorce she had been advised to make those accusations and others — which she now says are false.

Patrick's ex can't seem to get her facts straight. But, what I'm really weirding out about is how much older she is than him. She's almost 70 now! How did they get together in the first place, you ask? She is the mother of his best friend, Cory Parker. Wow! Sounds like someone wants her name in the press or the tabloids are digging up stuff to sell magazines since the world had fallen in love with McDreamy again they got to try to tear him down. This won't stop us from still loving Can't Buy Me Love and Grey's.


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Luna13 Luna13 10 years
lies lies lies this is what always happens when someone is shot to fame all these bogus stories start surfacing about his past
stone_soup stone_soup 10 years
This is so complicated! ____________________________________ Don't tick me off. Or you'll get it.
BlondeSugar BlondeSugar 10 years
Is that even New Jersey Pad? I've never heard anyone talk that bad
Padraigin Padraigin 10 years
Ellen Pompeo has the worst New Jersey accent I've ever heard.
Imabeliever Imabeliever 10 years
I remember the rumors about Dempsey from the set of Mobsters.. he was apparently a real ass and was trying to make it clear that he felt he was the star of the movie and not Christian Slater, Costas Mandylor and Richard Greico..even though at the time Slater was definately the bigger name.. funny looking back on it now.. LMAO!!!
bella011 bella011 10 years
oh yay!! i'm not alone :) oooh ooooh!!! and somewhere i read that addison and denny went on a date in real life once!!!! i don't know if they ever went out again though. if anyone knows more about that, tell me!!!!!!!!! pop, got any goods on that scoop?????? ok, i'll stop dominating this board. about things that aren't patrick dempsey at that moment. i'd like to just give a shout out to t.r. real quick though. and while i'm at it, i hope that josh kelley gets well real soon (katherine heigl's fiance). yeah. i think i covered my bases. i'm out...
BlondeSugar BlondeSugar 10 years
bella - a few weeks ago POP posted pics from an event and kate walsh was there, I barely recognized her she was so beautiful.
purplesugar purplesugar 10 years
yes! I want her hair too!
bella011 bella011 10 years
totally off subject but does anyone else think that Kate Walsh (Addison) is strikingly beautiful?? this all of a sudden just came to me one episode and i was like, "wow, she's pretty. no, she's really pretty." by the next episode i was starring at her and was convinced that she was gorgeous and had a full on girl crush. and i want her hair. BIG TIME.
BlondeSugar BlondeSugar 10 years
Bella, YES!! It's the strangest thing! It's like a bad southern accent with a mouth full of marbles mixed with ghetto speak. SO weird!
bella011 bella011 10 years
Did anyone else notice Ellen Pompeo's voice on that punked video? Ahck! It was like some was drilling nails into my forehead, how annoying and weird she sounded. Patrick, sigh, is beautiful. But I always thought he seemed a little strange. Like a bit superficial and how he's made comments that he'd totally have plastic surgery to "preserve" his looks. It just seems like that's such a more female outlook. And he openly admits to botox. And I think I remember somewhere reading something about how his current wife said that he takes longer to get ready than she does. Guys that primp just kind of irritate me. It's much nicer when someone's sexy and they don't need to be constantly reassured of that, through the mirror or ego boosts etc. And umm, best friend's mom, woooah. wonder what his friend thought about that.
pud3333 pud3333 10 years
Ellen Pompeo getting punked was bizarre. Gotta agree with KatGoddess. What a cow.
ami_girl ami_girl 10 years
My husband races with Dempsey and he's said that he is a very nice guy, down to earth and sweet. I've also seen him on interviews on the SPEED channel (which aires the racing series) and he's seemed very excited and happy and not at all smug. Haven't met him yet, but my husband said he doesn't act like a movie star at all. :) I'm biased though... I LOVE McDreamy
KatGoddess KatGoddess 10 years
I saw this thing on vhi about starts that make comebacks and apparently he was a real jerk when he was first famous. I saw that punk'd on ellen pompeo too...what a cow.
ososweet ososweet 10 years
these stories make me smile... i find it kind of weird, i can sort of see their "true personalities" on their characters on the show. that's why i don't like it.
BlondeSugar BlondeSugar 10 years
Well, I still love the show! haha I try not to get my "personal feelings" in the way! haha Although, I do look at Isiah Washington a little different now. I don't like him as much
SWEET-C9363 SWEET-C9363 10 years
so no one like ellen or patrick lol i guess thats why i dont like the show. that is what i thought about dempsey he has finally "made" it after 20 years and he is going to be so smug?? wtf
BlondeSugar BlondeSugar 10 years
So true, crazylady. She really rubbed me the wrong way. My friends and I watched it and were like :jawdrop: :jawdrop: :jawdrop:
crazylady crazylady 10 years
You're right. She was awful on Punk'd. She really thinks she's something special. I kept thinking that maybe they had a fight before this and she was still mad about something. Still doesn't get her the right to be so rude.
crazylady crazylady 10 years
I agree. He had some sort of entitlement issues going on. But it was nice to see him get emotional about his wife. i haven't looked at him the same since. Between that and the whole thing of McDreamy being a hypocrite with Meridith's choices made me really start to not like him on Grey's.
BlondeSugar BlondeSugar 10 years
Weird! I saw Ellen Pompeo (Meredith on Grey's) get punk'd and I really don't like her now. She was all high and mighty. It's on YouTube if anyone is interested in seeing it. I was really surprised too.
SWEET-C9363 SWEET-C9363 10 years
he seemed very curt and snug.. i was shocked honestly
BlondeSugar BlondeSugar 10 years
Why, sweetc? What turned you off to him?
SWEET-C9363 SWEET-C9363 10 years
i think hes cute but i saw him on the barbara walters interview adn was totally put off
jennifer76 jennifer76 10 years
She was *advised* to make those accusations during a messy divorce? I HOPE somebody tracks down the attorney (if it was an attorney) who advised her of that. That is seriously unethical. I totally agree, Blonde. Nice work, here, lady. Who cares about all the REAL victims of abuse? Just worry about your divorce settlement. That's disgusting.
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