In an eye-opening new interview, Grey’s Anatomy and The Good Wife alum Melissa George revealed she is in the fight of her life for custody of her children. George alleges that she was the victim of abuse at the hands of her soon-to-be-ex-husband Jean David Blanc.
George’s abuse allegations against Blanc were a crucial portion of her in-depth interview with Australian TV program Sunday Night. From the promos attached to the interview, which has now aired, it’s clear that George’s pain runs deep. Over the course of the interview, it appears those allegations of abuse are connected to the intense legal battle that George is in the middle of to gain custody of her children. Along with allegations of abuse, George claimed that allegations against her character are coming from Blanc’s camp in an attempt to ensure Blanc has custody of their children.
— Channel Seven Perth (@SevenPerth) March 17, 2017
According to Us Magazine, George opened up about one allegedly brutal incident between her and Blanc. “It started with him on top of me, with my arms locked above my head. I just tried to fight for myself, which made him more angry, which made me more angry and he pushed me into the door and then struck my face and I hit the wall and fell on the floor. He stood over me and said, ‘Now you’re a real actress,'” George said. George managed to escape during the alleged attack, then she took an Uber to the local police station, began vomiting and was rushed to the hospital. Blanc was arrested shortly thereafter.
— Sunday Night (@SundayNightOn7) March 19, 2017
In another promo for the interview, George appears distraught, telling the interviewer, “Take my career. I don’t care anymore. I just want my babies.” Those babies are sons Raphaël, 3, and Solal, who is just 16 months. George appears distressed in both promos for the interview, which is truly heartbreaking to watch.
There’s been no reported comment from Blanc about the interview, but he has contested George’s claims of abuse in a statement to the Daily Mail: “Regarding the supposed violence against Melissa George, I strongly contest it and have thus filed an appeal against the judgment, which is not final. I have always maintained that I had been attacked first and was only trying to protect myself. Melissa George was found guilty and charged for these offenses.”
George has been noticeably out of the spotlight for some time. Her most recent stab at television was a return to the medical drama genre in early 2016 with Heartbeat. She also has a film slated for release in Australia, The Butterfly Tree. Aside from that, it would seem the only thing important to George is remaining with her children and out of harm’s way.