Amy Schumer Claims Ex-Boyfriend Was Physically Abusive in New Book: ‘I Was Sure He Was Going to Kill Me’


This is no laughing matter! Comedian Amy Schumer has opened up about her allegedly abusive ex-boyfriend in her new book, claiming he threatened to kill her with a butcher’s knife.

The 35-year-old released her memoir, The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo, on Tuesday, August 16, and in it she’s shared some painful memories from her troubled past.

Amy Schumer
Amy Schumer is seen in Midtown on August 16, 2016 in New York City. Alessio Botticelli/GC Images

Schumer claims she fell victim to a physically and emotionally abusive boyfriend who would leave her battered and bruised. The Trainwreck star alleges he once shoved her onto the hood of a parked car, causing her to bang her head and elbow.

Although she tried to run away from him twice that evening, she didn’t escape and his aggression escalated.

“I was screaming for him to stop, when he grabbed a butcher knife from a drawer,” she wrote. “And that’s when I was sure he was going to kill me. It may sound cliche, but I saw my life flash before my eyes.”

She continued: “It can happen to anyone. You’re not alone if it’s happening to you, and you’re not exempt if it hasn’t happened to you yet.”

She also revealed her devastation when her mother, Sandra, left her dad after falling for Schumer’s best friend’s father.

“One day after school I came home and saw my mother slumped on the couch. She’d clearly been crying hard,” Schumer wrote.

Her mom was a teacher at a deaf school and heartbreakingly signed the following message to her 13-year-old daughter.

”I am leaving your father. Lou and I have fallen in love with each other.”

Amy Schumer and Ben Hanisch
Happy times: Amy Schumer and her current boyfriend, Ben Hanisch, attend the 21st Annual Critics’ Choice Awards on January 17, 2016. Michael Kovac/Getty Images

Her book isn’t all sadness and woe, however. Amy also documents plenty of funny moments in her life and details how she met her current boyfriend, Ben Hanisch, online.

“We sent each other very simple hellos and short, funny messages … When we met, we smiled at each other and in that moment, everything felt right.”

The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo is on sale now.


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