10 Dark Secrets Of Famous Historical Figures
John Lennon of the Beatles fame was not the stand-up guy that all the singing about love and peace would imply.
In a 1980 interview with Playboy, Lennon openly admitted to multiple instances of domestic violence and cited that as motivation for the calls for love and peace that made his band legendary.
“I used to be cruel to my woman, I beat her and kept her apart from the things that she loved’ was me. I used to be cruel to my woman, and physically – any woman. I was a hitter. I couldn’t express myself and I hit. I fought men and I hit women,” said Lennon.
Julian, Lennon’s son from his wife Cynthia opened up about the emotional abuse he suffered at the hands of his father and about Sir Paul McCartney being more of a parent to him than Lennon ever was. The Beatles frontman even told his son that his birth was an unplanned result of a bottle of whiskey on a Saturday night. Julian even blames not having any children of his own on the way his father treated him.
Another thing Lennon did was beat Cavern Club MC and the band’s friend Bob Wooler half to death for jokingly suggesting he had a sexual relationship with his manager Bob Epstein. Lennon stopped his assault after realizing he was actually going to kill him.
Source: The Mirror