Gary Oldman’s son defends him against abuse allegations

Gary OldmanGary Oldman‘s son, Gulliver Oldman, penned a lengthy statement slamming his mother — former model Donya Fiorentino — for an alleged domestic violence incident that he says never happened. He writes that she has been a very “troubled person most of her life.”

“There is good reason that these specific articles and accusations subsided years ago. In my eyes it is disgusting that so called ‘journalists’ have seen fit to spread and perpetuate the lie.

“I can see how coming out with a statement to combat an allegation must look. However, I was there at the time of the ‘incident,’ so I’d like to make this radiantly clear: it didn’t happen. Anyone who says it did is lying.”

This statement comes a day after Daily Mail dug up a February interview with his mother, in which she called her four-year marriage to Oldman a “nightmare.”

She also spoke to TMZ on Sunday, after the actor won an Oscar for his role in The Darkest Hour. She said: “I thought we had evolved. What happened to the #MeToo movement?”

Gulliver, 20,  describes his father as a “one and true guiding light” and said he is “eternally grateful” to have gotten him as a father.  The actor was granted sole custody of his two kids with Fiorentino after the divorce. “Custody of children is not given to a wife beater, and under most circumstances, hardly ever a man,” Gulliver added.

Oldman has denied the allegations and no charges have been filed. ~Marriska Fernandes

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  1. Derek Beaupre • March 8, 2018 @ 10:37 AM

    I don’t doubt that there is a huge problem, men have been getting away with abuse pretty much forever.
    BUT, I am having a problem believing some of the accusers. $$$$$ seem to be in the for front. The USA is a sue happy society and the class actions are going nuts trying to cash in.
    Then there are the ones that made a fortune, now are complaining of inappropriate sexual advances and worse.
    Guess the money was good, eh ?????
    I don’t think anyone should touch another person without permission, PERIOD !!!!
    I will tell you that when I was raped at age 14 by 2 child care workers, that were supposed to be there to help me and protect me, I screamed bloody murder as loud as I could and to whomever I could.
    I am a scrawny guy still, at that age I weighed about 90 pounds and was just over 5 feet tall. I have no chance of defending myself from 2 men twice my size.
    I didn’t wait 23 or 30 years, all the while making huge money working for the same hose bag that supposedly abused me ????
    I got these 2 men arrested and jailed. It took a bit of time, but, I started the process immediately. And, for a boy in the early 70s to stand up and scream rape was unheard of, the times was different.
    I just don’t know how many of these complaints are real and how many are publicity grabs??
    I don’t want the real victims to be set aside because of the money hungry liars !!

  2. paul • March 8, 2018 @ 12:50 PM

    Good Point, and good for you Derek.

  3. RL • March 8, 2018 @ 5:35 PM

    Derek = Voice of reason

  4. a-nony-mouse • March 8, 2018 @ 8:00 PM

    Derek, good on you for being able to do that. However, not everyone has that strength to do it in the moment. Many have trouble confronting that it happened to them, or that is was as bad as it was, or they live in relationships where violent retaliation is a very real chance. I can also tell you, many of us block out what happened… especially when it happens more than once, on a regular basis, and you’re told “boys that age do dumb things” when you do tell.

    We cannot compare the experiences of one person and blanket paint them all. You managed to tell your truth, it was believed, it was acted upon. But not everyone is you. And not every sexual assault is the same. And not every person is able to find a place of power for themselves. I’m not saying the allegations made by Oldman’s ex are true. What I’m saying is that we can’t claim to support people who’ve been sexually assaulted if we expect that every single one of them, without exception and without consideration of the surrounding circumstances, must make exactly the same choice we did or they are lying. That doesn’t help anyone.

    And for a bit of a caveat, I came out to my mother about my step-uncle molesting me every single weekend. She didn’t believe me, for many, many years, until my step-brother told her that he’d done the same to him. Then she decided that I might be telling the truth. That lack of trust from the one person who was supposed to protect me above all others made it very hard to tell anyone else what happened. The abuse happened in the 70s. She didn’t believe me until late 80s. My husband is the only other person I’ve told because of that. I’m a staunch supporter of women and pressing charges; but I can’t even bring my self to do that for myself now, almost 40 years later. I spent so long pushing those experiences down that I can’t even bear thinking of letting them out.

    This is all to say, we cannot know what victims’ situations are. We cannot know what support they may or may not have. We cannot know what internal strength they have to confront their own abuse. Some people out there may be trying to make a buck, many others are trying to keep others from being hurt by the same people who hurt them.

  5. Lilo • March 8, 2018 @ 9:18 PM

    The kid wouldn’t lie. She is crazy

  6. TeeDee • March 14, 2018 @ 8:12 AM

    While we may never know who is telling the truth in this particular instance, I can tell Gulliver that I’ve lost count of how many couples I know where the guy was a ‘great dad’ and everyone–including the abused spouse–agrees with that statement. However, as husbands, they were horribly abusive both physically and emotionally. It’s a mystery to all concerned how a man (or woman) can be completely different in the role of parent, then be a monster as a spouse in private.

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