Wife Of Late Star Patrick Swayze Denies Claims She Beat Him During Marriage

The wife of late ‘Dirty Dancing’ star, Patrick Swayze, has shot down claims that she was violent towards him during their 34-year marriage. Lisa Niemi and Mr. Swayze met when they were just 15-years-old, later becoming dance partners, and were considered to be the strongest married couple in Hollywood for some time.

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However, a long-term friend of Mr. Swayze has alleged that Ms. Niemi beat her husband, even when he was suffering from pancreatic cancer.

The unidentified friend described a relationship riddled with domestic violence issues, claiming that Ms. Niemi would often leave Mr. Swayze neglected, unbathed and languishing in dirty clothes when his usual caregiver, his brother Don, was away.

“[Ms. Niemi] would be gone for hours doing whatever she was doing and Donnie would come in and Patrick would be lying in his own feces and pee,” Mr. Swayze’s pal added. It is also alleged that Ms. Niemi forbade Mr. Swayze’s family from visiting him, controlled what movie roles he took and even told him what he could and couldn’t spend money on.

In a supposedly year-long investigation, this unnamed friend stated that “She [Ms. Niemi] would beat on him and he would beat on the walls and furniture. They fought and I covered up a lot of that – they destroyed hotel rooms, cars, their house…it was abusive.”

This friend went on to affirm that Ms. Niemi would not hesitate to abuse Mr. Swayze during his 21-month fight with cancer, adding, “Oh yeah, it didn’t matter. She wouldn’t hit him with stuff – she would claw at his arms and neck. She would punch and slap him.” Weighing only a meager 90 pounds, Mr. Swayze could barely defend himself, leaving Ms. Niemi with the “upper hand.”

Despite the alleged abuse, Mr. Swayze had never laid a hand on Ms. Niemi and refused to leave her even after discovering she had had a number of affairs with various men and women.

Childhood friend of the actor, Charlotte Stevens, told RadarOnline that she tried to convince Mr. Swayze to leave Ms. Niemi, asking him, “You mean to tell me she’s having these affairs and you haven’t stepped out on her?” In response, Mr. Swayze told Ms. Stevens that he didn’t “want it used against [him].”

“He loved her with all his heart,” the long-time friend commented. “But it was a serious love-hate relationship.”

Ms. Niemi and Mr. Swayze were married in 1975 before Mr. Swazye made it big with his role in the coming-of-age film, Dirty Dancing. Mr. Swayze went on to star in major films such as Point Break, Ghost and supernatural drama, Donnie Darko. Sadly, Mr. Swayze was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, and lost his battle with the disease in late 2009, aged 57.

Four years following the death of Mr. Swayze, Ms. Niemi remarried jeweler, Albert DePrisco. The couple married in 2014 with the ceremony held at the Mar-a-Largo Club in Palm Beach.

Ms. Niemi has denied the allegations with her spokesperson stating that “it is categorically untrue. It is that simple.”

Source: Daily Mail
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