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Marlee Matlin reveals the actor was physically abusive during their relationship.

In her recently released autobiography, I'll Scream Later, Marlee Matlin reveals the darker side to her road to fame.  The upbeat actress, known for her Oscar-winning role in Children of a Lesser God and her role on The West Wing, stuggled with effects of sexual molestation and drug abuse. 

Among the most startingly revelations is the details of her turbulent relationship with co-star William Hurt.  The actors dated for two-years in the late 80's, during which time both were struggling with addiction.  Matlin contends that the relationship was physically abusive, as she revealed to Nancy O'Dell on Access Hollywood

“How bad was the abuse?” Nancy asked.

“I always had fresh bruises everyday,” the actress revealed. “And if I had a split lip, or if… I mean, there were a lot of things that happened that were not pleasant.”

Matlin admitted that she hadn't told Hurt about her plans for the book and the actor hasn't released a comment to the allegations.