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Marie Osmond Ex-Husband Brian Blosil Denies Abusive Story

November 04, 2010 08:09:00 GMT

'The allegations made by supposed and incredible sources made about me are absolutely untrue,' so he says.


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Marie Osmond's ex-husband Brian Blosil has fired back at scandalous new tabloid reports suggesting he physically abused the singer and sexually abused one of their seven kids. In a new National Enquirer expose, which features quotes from Osmond about her "living hell" during the nearly 20-year marriage, the publication reports Blosil attacked his wife, once throwing her down a flight of stairs.

The article also suggests Blosil is under investigation for physically and sexually abusing one of the couple's kids. In a statement Blosil says, "The allegations made by supposed and incredible sources made about me are absolutely untrue."

But the piece prompted reporters at news show Entertainment Tonight, where Osmond occasionally works as a correspondent, to dig around for more information and they discovered Blosil was investigated by Utah authorities in 2007 for a sex offense after questionable images were found on his home computer.

According to the show, Osmond and a minor were interviewed. The case was closed after police found no reason to continue their investigation. Asked for a comment on the National Enquirer and Entertainment Tonight stories, a spokesman for Osmond says, "She isn't commenting at this time."

However, the news show is running a past interview with Osmond, in which she states the end of her marriage is "very complicated", adding, "God does not expect us to sit in something that's destructive." The singer is expected to appear on Oprah Winfrey's daytime TV show next week. It is not known if she'll discuss the Enquirer story.


 




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posted by Cat on Jun 28, 2013
The LDS church granted my temple "divorce" from my abusive furst husband in less than 4 weeks. Apparently record time for that particular request. I think some of these nay sayers haven't actually had any experience with this particular issue or they would know better.
posted by wombat on Mar 16, 2013
Sad that Marie has been so unhappy. What I do not understand is how she can marry in the Temple AGAIN!! It appears that even in the LDS Church money speaks!! She has spoken out about the rights of gays in the world and supports her openly gay daughter. Fair enough but she is a member of the conversative LDS Church and yet can marry twice and support gay marriage! Who knows what happened in her marriage to Blosil. I thought it was exceedingly odd she remarried her first husband! Marie seems to be unable to be alone even for a few months!
posted by Been there on Sep 20, 2012
"Before you accuse criticize in me, walk a mile in my shoes"...
posted by Mr.C on Oct 31, 2011
I live in Utah and I can tell you the Osmond family is far from the clean cut image they potray in public. It's funny how the media and Marie Osmond fail to mention when she had a mental breakdown about ten years ago and drove off to California leaving all of her kids and husband, Brian Blosiel behind he took care of the kids and stood behind her when she came back home. All of these so called " illnesses and exhaustion " she uses as excuses for canceling shows are just a cover for her ongoing drug addictions. The so called " perfect " mother who's children are the center of her life are a joke. She's never home to care for their needs that's why her kids are so messed up.
posted by Ann on Jan 19, 2011
Donny has it easy with a wife to do all the child rearing at home! Marie is a working girl and she is attracting money munger men due to her success! The Church does need to punish abusers and not lightly! I say excommunicate them! Abusive men in the church act sorry, but they do it again! Abusers don't change and some Bishops play God and tell women to go back! I heared of a woman in Kentucky who went back cause her Bishop told her to. She got killed! Some of these men in power are abusers themselves! YIKES So, if they want to defend women they need to heed the truth women tell them! Not put abused women on prozac!! Marie's baby blues in 1999 was really more due to a bad marriage and wanting to leave! Fight or flight!
posted by Beth on Jan 19, 2011
As much as I like the Mormon Church in other areas, I must say they don't help abused women much! They need to listen to women better and not blame abuse on the abused! I had a premature baby due to my marriage to a return missionary Mormon I was married to. He still goes to the temple and married again there! They feel more sorry for the evil doer than the victim! That is what it looks like to me. Marie tried to leave in 1999 and she was not happy to be pragnant with another child of Blosils with Matthew! She had him cause she is most likely pro-life! Good for her right thing to do! But, i think she was talked into staying by even her family and church! Some day mature people will get the point Divorce is not bad it is an escape from bad people! If you kept your vows you are held blameless!!
posted by Lisa on Dec 19, 2010
Women who try or do leave abusive men, including those who usually also abuse the kids, are NOT helped or supported by society. Despite the proliferation of women's shelters, even the women working in the domestic violence industry insist on knowing it all and imposing their untrained, power hungry little selves on the will of the victim(s) often interfering in ignorant ways that lead to the death of a child or the woman. The people outside of the abusive relationship are usually bigger morons than the abusers. That is what the abuser is counting on and what he knows (because the abusers are pretty smart people who know how to manipulate those around them). Last, the religious right and the New Age, hippie left are extremes that lock the DV victims inside their prisons, along with the abusers. Marie probably tried to get help and got pushed back by both the Mormons in Utah, and the hippie losers in Hollywood, the double whammy. Michael was probably the one who was sexually abused. It is the criminal's fault, father Blosil, no one elses. But, the Mormons will let him off the hook. Marie's brothers are too patriarchal to be of much assistance to her. You can tell that, as a woman, she has gotten little or no emotional support from them because they are incapable of it just by the nature of how they were raised. Look at the trajedy that occurs when a female child's needs don't get met all the way through adulthood?! I don't know how she does it, actually. I know she goes home at the end of the day with all the thoughts and actions and speech made toward her swirling around in her head not making much sense. Her inner self says, "I know I'm right", but others reflecting back are contradicting her because they are men, and men with little insight, and men who maintain their power that way. She does not have an easy existence being dropped in a pool of Mormonism, men, and legalism. I would guess she suffocates.
posted by Beulah on Nov 22, 2010
I lived in Utah for over 20 years. Child sexual abuse was rampant there. The Church *would not likely take the mother's side* as they support these men who are told they are "gods" from the day they can understand. Michael removed Blosil's last name before he died. I can't believe it would have been that easy for him, he must have had a good reason. If Marie should marry again, and if he MUST be a Mormon, she would be better off finding one from outside the state of Utah.
posted by me on Nov 11, 2010
How do you know she doesn't have a clue what real abuse is?
posted by doug on Nov 08, 2010
Brian was excluded from his son's funeral. he had a private service with his extended family and a few close friends the night before.
posted by michelle on Nov 07, 2010
I was at the funeral he was nowhere in site. Everytime I have been around Brian he has been an asshole
posted by Sue on Nov 05, 2010
I am not taking the Blob's side but why stay with an abusive person? Especially if they are destroying your Children? I am sure if she went to the church with this, they would have granted her a 2nd Divorce right away and ex-communicated the person who did the abusing. I feel that like all the other stuff she has said or done to stay in the media, it's just that, a chance to stay in the media and that's a sad thing. But if she stayed to save this destructive marriage, she lost out anyway. And as far as people judging? You Fans attack anyone who questions the Osmonds supposinly "Spotless Image", so isn't that the "Pot calling the Kettle black" when you judge others who question the Osmonds? Remember, the Osmonds are Human too and they are not always in the "RIGHT" like you dellusional Fans think. So don't think they should be put above the rest because they are Mormons. Ps, as far as THAT PERSON not being at his Son's Funeral? Were you there? NOT! And he may have been there, but he had a right not to be photographed at what was supposed to be a PRIVATE & SACRED Ceremony. The Osmonds mocked that kid even in death with that Fiasco of the Press being there. These are good people?
posted by Coco on Nov 05, 2010
I can't condemn her for what she did or didn't do, and no one else should. All I know is that I didn't see one single picture of that person at his own son's funeral.
posted by Sue on Nov 04, 2010
She doesn't have a clue as to what real abuse is, and if it did happen then she's an Idiot for letting it go on as long as it did and letting it destroy her kids. But some Women are stupid like that.

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