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Former Runaways star Lita Ford refuses to pay attention to negative comments about her allegedly abusive relationship with former fiancé Tony Iommi. It's an Aerosmith morning for Lita Ford. her tumultuous relationship with Tony Iommi and the time Robert Plant asked her to replace John Paul. Lita Ford says that she has no regrets about detailing what she has described in her memoir as an abusive relationship with Tony Iommi.
Jars and jars of downers He would buy hundreds of dollars' worth of cocaine on a daily basis. There are different kinds of abuse, and people need to realize that.
There's sexual abuse, there's mental and emotional abuse — where people say really horrible things to you — and then there's physical abuse, where someone just turns around and hits you.
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Tony was physically abusive. He was not verbally abusive [or] sexually abusive; he was just physically abusive. I'm not making it up; I couldn't possibly make up a story like that. I'm not that good of a liar He had choked me unconscious — true story, like it or not.Lita Ford live making jokes about relationships and sex
I woke up, and he was in a rage. I bolted for the door. He was not dressed; he was in his underwear, so he wasn't going to follow me out into the hallway. I'm sure that I'm not the first woman that he's done this to. Maybe his wife who he was with before he was with me I'm sure she's been pushed around. But I was in love with Tony.
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He was my everything; he was my world, my idol, my lover. I was going to marry him; I was engaged. I didn't know anything about an abusive relationship.
I had never been in one before. I asked my mother; I actually lied to my mother and I said, 'Mom, I've got a girlfriend whose boyfriend hit her. Thank God we weren't married and we had no kids, so I packed up and left.
I'm sorry for the people who love Tony, but nobody loved him as much as I did, and I'm the one who suffered from it. I went into like a post-traumatic stress [scenario] because of what he did. It affected me in a huge, huge way.
I went out and got that tattoo on my shoulder with the dragon and the guitar. It was a rebellious thing; I didn't even want a tattoo. He wouldn't let me drink alcohol, but he can do all these drugs. It was a hurt-me kind of thing; I wanted to hurt myself. Because I was devastated when I found out what kind of person he was; I was absolutely devastated.
And I think's shattering to a lot of fans that read the book. They feel the same way I did. But I was in those shoes, and when they read about that, they're, like, shocked. I think part of it. I think it's something that is in his family, or was in his family. I don't believe his mother and father are still alive, and I think his father might have contributed to that.
And then the drugs on top of it just makes you violent, makes you out of your mind. Especially… Depends on what you take or what you're doing, but a combination of a certain type of drug will make you violent. I would later find out that looks are deceiving. It was a big, heavy leather chair with studs around the arms, and he was about to smash it over my face.
I rolled over, and luckily I moved fast enough that he missed me and the chair smashed into the ground. I was going to marry him; I was engaged.
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I didn't know anything about an abusive relationship. I had never been in one before… I actually lied to my mother and I said, 'Mom, I've got a girlfriend whose boyfriend hit her. Thank God we weren't married and we had no kids, so I packed up and left.