Halle Berry: My Boyfriend Hit Me So Hard, I am Still Deaf in Left Ear…

- By Bossip Staff

Besides just being one of the most talked about movies of 2009, Precious has opened up the doors of abuse and has made a way for people to not be ashamed to speak out about it. We know the abuse that Halle has gone through personally, but now she has decided to speak on the abuse that she saw her mother and older sister go through as a child.

In the past, Halle Berry has refused to talk about the beatings meted out to her mother by her father, Jerome Jesse Berry, who left her family in Cleveland, Ohio, when she was four. But she has said a boyfriend once hit her so hard she is still largely deaf in her left ear.

Berry said she and her elder sister, Heidi, were still recovering from witnessing the violence inflicted on their mother, Judith, a retired nurse who was born in Liverpool.

“I saw my mother battered, and could not do anything to stop it,” she said. “My father was tyrannical, lashing out at her for no reason. I felt the effects that had on our family — I’ve experienced what these women have gone through.”

She said her mother was still working out why she took it for so many years. “That is a deep question, and I am not sure she will ever come up with one answer. I have one answer to anyone in a similar situation — get out.”

Berry never forgave her father, a hospital porter, even as he lay dying with Parkinson’s disease in 2003. He sold his account of their estrangement to a tabloid “for a pack of beer and cigarettes,” Berry said.

She wondered if her parents’ relationship had affected her past romances.

She said: “I never had to run to a shelter, but I did choose the wrong partners. Not always good men. Luckily, in recent years, I have been smart enough to hit the door when violence even becomes a possibility. That is something I will not tolerate.”

Hopefully, more people feel the need to share their story whether it be your neighbor or another celebrity. People that are in abusive situations need to know they are not alone and that they can get out because there is hope.

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  • ayla

    1st

  • http://bossip lulu

    I LOVE LOVE HALLE BERRY,1 OF THE BEST IN THE BUSINESS

  • pinky tuscadero

    This is OLD NEWS!!!…. I have known about this for appprox. 20 years

  • hugh betcha

    please , maybe miss halle should look in the mirror and ask herself how many people she has emotionally abused…including her own mother…be easy miss “monster’s ball” some of your people in chicago know who you really are, not who you pretend to be…………….

  • Keyz

    Wesley Snipes used to abuse her!

  • http://perryone779@yahoo,com rose by any other name # 9304026339482056536™

    Chicago.. wtf? its abusive and bad people all over the world . Im glad she wont take that kind of crap and i know i wont either!

  • KeepNit2Real

    Wesley Snipes need to get his asz WHUPPED! Beating on Halle like that…

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  • http://blackstar69.com See Who Hit Halle

    This is so old. Please let us know which boyfriend beat dat azz

  • Janae

    Halle looks alot like her mom. That’s a sad life experience. I’m glad I’ve never had it. Hopefully, all of those abusive days are behind her.

  • Shelie

    lol. Halle don’t remember her father beating nobody at 4 yrs old. she is full of it. She just don’t like her pops because hes BLACK.

  • aleximaq

    How many times is she gonna bring this up?

  • Shelie

    Its not about Hallie finding wrong men..

    Its about Hallie not being able to keep a god man because SHE IS CRAZY!!!..

    Everybody say she a straight up NUTCASE!!

    she is well know to be mentally ill.

  • JoVah

    She said: “I never had to run to a shelter, but I did choose the wrong partners. Not always good men. Luckily, in recent years, I have been smart enough to hit the door when violence even becomes a possibility. That is something I will not tolerate.”

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    Good for Halle. Run like hell women. Nobody deserves to take abuse from any man. Regardless of race.

  • MosHateD

    This is Old News…Halle needs to become an Advocate for Domestic Violence & move on….Really Rihanna didnt make us tierd of hearn about this Shit???

  • Darkesthourgla ss

    I heard about this ages ago, but Halle is now in a better place in life that’s all that matters.

  • oh please

    wow!!! she really needs to shut up, I’m sure that whole experience, being in a abusive home has lasting effects. Could explain why men always leave her running for the hills, she’s crazy, emotionally unstable ask C. Williams, and the new baby daddy.

  • Mock

    hugh betcha

    please , maybe miss halle should look in the mirror and ask herself how many people she has emotionally abused…including her own mother…be easy miss “monster’s ball” some of your people in chicago know who you really are, not who you pretend to be…………….
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    Please do tell of the things she did in Chicago because I know most of us Mid-Westerners are kind of messed up in the head. I think it has something to do with our parents who migrated from the south and were treated pretty roughly by the white community

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    Shelie
    12/16/09, 12:28:pm

    lol. Halle don’t remember her father beating *****ody at 4 yrs old. she is full of it. She just don’t like her pops because hes BLACK

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    I was thinking the exact same thing.

  • Mock

    Meant to say “grandparents”

  • GG

    Yes it was Wesley Snipes, this is why who choses to only date Asian woman, because they are so passive and will do whatever a man tells them to do.

  • Darkesthourgla ss

    Why wouldn’t Halle remember her father beating her mother? That’s something that you don’t just sweep under the rug and his being black has nothing to do with her resenting him or a reason for him to beat her mother down.

  • Caramel Cat™

    This is hella old, but I heard the guy that hit her that hard was Wesley Snipes way back in the day…

  • Darkesthourgla ss

    I don’t know. I hear that Asian women have tempers but I guess that’s another stereotype too. I don’t think their all pas sive, certain ones I guess.

  • black folks use to keep it real

    So many men sweat her but she was not able to keep a husband to save her life.

    Can’t just be all the men.

    Eric did not abuse her he had an affair.

    Everyone gives certain people (especially in black America)a pass and they figure they can get away with doing or say anything. No one ever got any of these men stories of Halle. america light is right no need to question her.LOL!!!

  • Its6amHoGetOut, 15 more days before I leave you forever and this becomes the most boring blog on the net.

    Dont worry what these b*tches in here say Halle, youre still the finest woman on earth and my fiance says youre the “one” person I can cheat with one time. Hers is Johnnie Depp. I agreed but not really…………….

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