“Custody of children is not given to a wife beater”: Harry Potter Star Gary Oldman’s Son Broke Silence After $40M Rich Oscar Winner Was Accused of Domestic Abuse

Harry Potter Star Gary Oldman’s Son Broke Silence After $40M Rich Oscar Winner Was Accused of Domestic Abuse
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Gary Oldman is one of the most popular actors in the entertainment industry. The actor played a prominent role in high-grossing movies like True Romance, The Fifth Element, Air Force One, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, The Contender, and others. He obtained global fame with his role as Sirius Black in the Harry Potter series and as Commissioner Gordon in The Dark Knight Trilogy. The actor is known for his versatile acting skills and has won several accolades.

Gary Oldman nailed Sirius Black's character in the Harry Potter franchise
Gary Oldman nailed Sirius Black’s character in the Harry Potter franchise

Apart from his positive acclaim, the actor was once accused of abusing his wife amidst his messy divorce from Donya Fiorentino.

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Gary Oldman was accused of domestic violence by his ex-wife Donya Fiorentino

The Dark Knight actor separated from his third wife Donya Fiorentino, in 2001. Fiorentino had filed for divorce, accusing her husband of assaulting her in front of their two children, Gulliver and Charlie.

Gary oldman as James Gordon
Gary Oldman as James Gordon

Oldman replied to the accusations saying, they were “replete with lies, innuendoes and half-truths”. In later court filings, the actor shared with people.com,

“False allegations of spousal abuse… were rejected by the City Attorney’s Office, the District Attorney’s office, and this court”.

Oldman was granted custody of both their children, with the provision of supervised visits for Fiorentino, as the custody fight went on for years in court.


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Gary Oldman’s son defended his father on allegations

The actor was forced to defend himself again in front of the media when Daily Mail interviewed the former model when Oldman was in the run-up for Academy Awards. She accused him of domestic abuse and falsely winning the custody of his children. The actor won the Academy Award for best actor in 2018.

Gary Oldman as Sirius Black
Gary Oldman as Sirius Black

However, after reading the derogatory interview of his mother, Gulliver published an open letter about the whole affair.


“Custody of children is not given to a wife beater, and under most circumstances, hardly ever a man. My having lived full-time with my father should be in itself proof enough … I was there at the time of the ‘incident’ so I’d like to make this radiantly clear: it didn’t happen. Anyone who says it did is lying. He’s an icon in the acting world, and it seems as though Gary Oldman has the full respect of his kids, too. He is a wonderfully kind man, gifted beyond belief.”

Gary Oldman is married to Gisele Schmidt, an art curator and photographer.

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Source- Nicki Swift


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