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Vanity Fair Profile Alleges Wendi Deng Physically Abused Rupert Murdoch

In a Vanity Fair profile of Wendi Deng, the former wife of media titan Rupert Murdoch, Mark Seals details how the pair’s marriage turned for the worse. Not only did Deng appreciate other men — specifically, Tony Blair and his “really really good legs Butt” — but she was allegedly physically abusive toward Murdoch:

It allegedly had gotten physical in early 2011, in [the Murdoch’s] triplex on Fifth Avenue in New York. ‘[Deng] got angry at [Murdoch] and shoved him, and he fell backwards into the piano in the living room and then onto the floor, and he couldn’t get up,’ says an individual to whom Rupert confided at the time. ‘He had to have emergency treatment that night.’ The former News Corp. employee in the U.K. adds, ‘He clearly hurt himself, and he made some excuse that he tripped over something in the office. He made excuses that he wasn’t well. He only talked about what happened later.’

If all of this account is true, it’s no wonder the two split up. It doesn’t seem like there was much there worth saving.

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