So awful. We're just glad she removed herself from the situation!
Rachel Taylor, who appeared in the first Transformers flick, has taken out a court order against her boyfriend Matthew Newton after he physically abused her on various occasions!
According to the legal documents, Taylor fears "for her personal safety, well being and security following events both in Australia and while on a recent holiday in Rome, Italy. This action follows a series of gravely serious incidents, including and not limited to two unprovoked violent assaults, which (she claims) occurred on the 13th and 14th August, 2010, while Ms Taylor was in Rome."
Newton, who was reportedly set to host the Australian version of The X Factor, has instead chosen to go to rehab for the second time this year.
Taylor has also released a statement:
"After much consideration and struggle I have made this personal decision to send a clear public message that violence, threats, abuse and intimidation are not acceptable and should be dealt with by the full capacity of the law."
What a brave woman!
We're sure this entire ordeal isn't easy, and we commend her for taking a stand and refusing to let a clearly troubled and toxic relationship run her life!
Keep your chin up, bb! You're doing the right thing!
We're thinking of you!
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