Patrick Swayze, Wife Lisa Niemi Abuse Report NOT True
A report alleging Patrick Swayze was abused by his wife Lisa Niemi prior to his death is untrue, Gossip Cop has learned. We can exclusively expose this seemingly fabricated tabloid exposé.
RadarOnline blares in a headline, “REVEALED: Patrick Swayze DIED Battered — Two-Timing Wife Left Him Lying In Filth.” What the site goes on to call a “year-long investigation by Radar” is actually just regurgitation from sister outlet The Globe. The widely-discredited tabloid recently published the cover story seen at right, disgustingly featuring a “photo dramatization” of Swayze with bruises on his face.
Copying word-for-word, RadrOnline writes in its online piece, “In his tragic last days, wasting away from savage pancreatic cancer, Patrick Swayze was imprisoned in a house of horrors — deserted by his cheating, abusive wife, who left the dying star to wallow in his own filth! That’s the shocking charge by one of the Dirty Dancing icon’s closest friends, who rips the lid off what was believed to be a Hollywood fairy-tale marriage that lasted 34 years, ending when Patrick, 57, died of cancer on Sept 14, 2009.”
That unidentified “friend” is quoted as saying, “She would beat on him and he would beat on the walls and furniture. They fought and I covered up a lot of that — they destroyed hotel rooms, cars, their house. It was abusive.” The supposed pal adds, “She wouldn’t hit him with stuff — she would claw at his arms and neck. She would punch and slap him.”
The site, and The Globe, further quote a so-called “childhood friend” named Charlotte Stevens, who claims Niemi repeatedly cheated on the Ghost actor. “We would talk like old friends, like what was going on in our lives and [the affairs] would come up,” she alleges.
But a peculiar thing happened when Gossip Cop looked into these bold allegations. We were told by Niemi’s rep that they’ve never heard of this “Charlotte Stevens.” And, as noted above, the main source for the Globe and RadarOnline stories is an unnamed person, who was apparently concerned but not enough to use his or her name, or speak out when the actor was still alive.
So, what to make of these claims coming out nearly six years later from two people that may or may not even exist? “None of it is true,” Niemi’s spokesperson exclusively tells Gossip Cop.