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- Actor Gary Oldman‘s son, Gulliver Oldman, wrote an open letter defending his father against domestic abuse allegations that resurfaced in recent weeks.
- Oldman’s accuser and ex-wife, Donya Fiorentino (who is also Gulliver’s mother) referenced the alleged abuse in recent interviews with The Daily Mail and TMZ, the latter of which followed Oldman’s Oscar win for best actor on Sunday.
- Gulliver Oldman wrote in his open letter that the alleged abuse “did not happen.”
- He referenced that his father was granted full custody of his children following his divorce with Fiorentino as “proof” of Oldman’s innocence.
Oscar-winning actor Gary Oldman’s son, Gulliver Oldman, has written an open letter defending his father against domestic abuse allegations from 2001 that resurfaced in recent weeks.
After Oldman won the Oscar for best actor on Sunday, his accuser and ex-wife, Donya Fiorentino (who is also Gulliver Oldman’s mother), referenced the alleged abuse in an interview with TMZ.
Fiorentino accused Oldman of domestic abuse in 2001, alleging that Oldman hit her in the face with a telephone in front of their children. In early February, she also discussed the alleged abuse with The Daily Mail, calling her marriage to the actor “a nightmare.”
In his open letter, however, Gulliver Oldman said that the alleged incident “did not happen.”
“In the case of my father, there is only innocence,” he wrote. “There never has been any guilt. The reality is confused in excerpts, and published half truths from years ago.”
Gulliver went on to note that his father was granted full custody of his children following his divorce with Fiorentino.
“Custody of children is not given to a wife beater, and under most circumstances, hardly ever a man,” he wrote. “My having lived, full time with my father should be in itself, proof enough.”
Read the open letter below:
❗️IMPORTANT – please read AND share!!
Gulliver Oldman's statment about the totally false allegations against his father Gary Oldman. It saddens us he had to write this, but hopefully he'll be heard and understood.https://t.co/JKIDGiR793 pic.twitter.com/POJu8bUhTN
— Gary Oldman Web ???? (@GaryOldmanWeb) March 5, 2018