In a new memoir, Anjelica Huston reveals she was violently attacked by her ex-boyfriend Ryan O'Neal and was once busted for cocaine possession with Roman Polanski.
Huston, 63, describes in her new book Watch Me how O'Neal attacked her during a party in Beverly Hills in the late 70s. The couple were living together at the time, according to the National Enquirer, which published excerpts of the book on Thursday:
She was walking from the bathroom to the mansion's dining area when she stopped for several minutes rather than cross the path of a performing belly dancer. For some reason, this agitated O'Neal and he bolted outside. "He turned on me, grabbed me by the hair and hit me in the forehead with the top of his skull," the actress writes."I saw stars and reeled back. Half blind I ran away from him." She retreated to a bathroom where she was comforted by security guards, along with O'Neal's brother Kevin, who witnessed the attack.
She agreed to speak to him alone, but when he came in "Ryan was batting me about the head with an open hand. Then abruptly he left." When she returned home, he was laughing, using an ice pack on his head and told her "I've got quite a headache." Huston writes she dumped O'Neal after the assault and reunited with Jack Nicholson, with whom she had an on-again, off-again relationship. (she originally left Nicholson for O'Neal, probably because of Nicholson's flagrant cheating which she also describes in the book).
Huston also describes the time she encountered Polanski with a girl at Nicholson's home (she later found out the girl Polanski was with was only 13, which is TOTALLY FUCKED UP). She was later busted for cocaine when cops came to arrest the Rosemary's Baby director:
"He introduced me to her and said they had been taking pictures … I thought no more of it," she wrote.The next day Polanski was back at the house with a team of L.A. detectives, including an aggressive young cop who barked, "You better show me the drugs otherwise we taking this place apart.". She writes: "They started to go through my handbag where they found a gram of cocaine. Roman and I were bundled into the back of two separate police cars. We were under arrest."
Huston writes Polanski later apologized to her after the arrest. Huston's book, Watch Me, will be available starting Nov. 11.
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