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'Alien' Star Accuses Her Ex of Domestic Violence

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By    |   Thursday, 30 July 2020 10:30 AM

"Alien: Covenant" star Amy Seimetz is accusing her former boyfriend, director Shane Carruth, of domestic violence and has been granted a temporary restraining order, according to a report. She says he has been physically and emotionally violent toward her and supplied horrifying details.

The couple first began dating in December 2011 and called it quits in early 2018. During that time, and even after their separation, Carruth allegedly subjected Seimetz to emotional and physical abuse.

In a request for a restraining order, which was made public by People on Wednesday, Seimetz said her ex "became possessive and extremely jealous" and had "fits of rage and angry outbursts that led to him becoming emotionally, mentally and physically abusive toward me."

The actress tried to leave Carruth on several occasions but he would beg her to get back together with him, according to the filing.

"Mr. Carruth led me to believe that he was in a state of despair and possibly suicidal. These manipulative communications caused me to feel a sense of responsibility to return to the relationship," Seimetz noted.

The abuse culminated in October 2016, when Carruth allegedly choked her. Seimetz was working on a film in New York at the time and had gone out to dinner with her coworkers. When she returned to her hotel room, Seimetz discovered that Carruth had locked her out. When he eventually let her back in, the director reportedly threw Seimetz's cell phone across the room, breaking it, then "jumped on top of me and began strangling me with his hands."

Seimetz said she feared Carruth would kill her.

"As I began struggling to breathe, Mr. Carruth finally stopped strangling me," she said in the filing.

Seimetz left Carruth in January 2018 but she said he continued to harass her through text messages and emails. Earlier this year he reportedly sent her a text message that said, "You deserve pain for eternity. You deserve death. You are a monster. You are a ball of white-hot nothing and you need to be killed."

In a statement to People, Seimetz said she would eventually elaborate on the series of events.

"I'll tell the story eventually, not because I want to because I don't, but I am pressed now," she said.

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"Alien: Covenant" star Amy Seimetz is accusing her former boyfriend, director Shane Carruth, of domestic violence and has been granted a temporary restraining order, according to a report. She says he has been physically and emotionally violent toward her and supplied...
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