Actress Melissa George has given an emotional interview on Sunday Night about her volatile relationship with her ex-partner Jean David Blanc.
The 40-year-old tearfully opened up about how she was attacked by Blanc at their home in Paris last year.
George says she was subject to emotional and physical abuse during their five-year relationship, but it escalated on September 7 after they got into a disagreement.
“I just started yelling at him. ‘Like, you have to understand what I’m going through, as well’ and then it just escalated into a 27-minute fight,” she said.
“It started with him on top of me with my arms locked above my head. I used my feet to get him off me for five minutes. I wet the bed. I wet the floor. I just went into a crazy. It was just a moment of like, ‘I’m in deep s**t. I fought as hard as I could.
“He pushed me into the door, and then struck my face and I hit the wall and fell on the floor and I was out. Just out. And he stood over me and said, ‘Now you’re a real actress’. And I was like ‘OK’.”
George then grabbed all of her important documents, including her passport, and called an Uber to pick her up.
Driver, Owais Atique, describes the moment he found her.
“She was crying, just crying, and saying, ‘I am scared, I am scared, please go… he will find me, I'm scared’,” he said.
“She was bleeding here. She was in a lot of pain. It's horrible, I was crying too.”
Currently, their children Raphael and Solal, spend alternating weeks with each parent.
George says she prioritises motherhood above all other roles in her life.
“First and foremost, I’m a mother. That’s the biggest role that I’ll ever have in my life,” she said.
“The other roles are secondary. So I said to the judge, ‘You can take everything away. I don’t mind. I understand. I will stay with my kids.’ But how can I support them?”