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'McDreamy' Dempsey's first wife lied about brutality

By Stone Martindale Nov 2, 2006, 2:58 GMT

"McDreamy" Doctor from Grey's Anatomy, Patrick Dempsey has won a small victory. His first wife admits she lied when she accused McDreamy of brutality, but now, according to TMZ, she claims "the National Enquirer knew it was a lie but published the story anyway."

The Enquirer published divorce document details in an article, documents filed in 1992, with Rochelle Parker alleging Dempsey attacked her on a movie set and broke her finger by slamming it in a car door.

TMZ reports Parker was 47-years-old when she married Dempsey, who was 21. Dempsey left Parker in 1992 for another woman.

Parker now claims her allegations were made "in the heat of a divorce" and "false." Parker says she was tricked by the Enquirer: "I never confirmed to the Enquirer that the story ... is true. To the contrary, I have previously stated that such allegations are untrue. In fact, the Enquirer offered to pay me money to confirm such allegations, which offer I refused."

Editor in Chief David Perel told TMZ that: "When we went to Dempsey for comment, his people were desperate to stop the story and they realized they couldn't. One of the things they tried is to elicit a statement from her (Parker) saying he did not beat her." Perel says his paper offered money for wedding photos, but that's it."


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