AceShowbiz - Patrick Swayze and Lisa Niemi had been married for more than 3 decades before he passed away back in 2009. However, Radar Online recently made a shocking claim that she was abusive towards her husband as he was battling pancreatic cancer he eventually lost to.
A so-called "longtime friend" of the pair allegedly told the site that Niemi beat him a lot during their marriage. "He loved her with all his heart but it was a serious love-hate relationship," the pal said. "She would beat on him and he would beat on the walls and furniture. They fought and I covered up a lot of that - they destroyed hotel rooms, cars, their house .... It was abusive."
The source continued that Niemi also abused her husband during his 21-month cancer fight and neglected him when his main care giver, who's also his brother Don Swayze, was away. "Oh yeah, it didn't matter. She wouldn't hit him with stuff - she would claw at his arms and neck. She would punch and slap him," the source explained.
"As he got sick, he was defenseless. Cancer bought him from 180 pounds to 90 pounds. She always had to upper hand because he wouldn't hit her. He was adamant about never ever laying his hands on her," the source added. "Lisa would be gone for hours doing whatever she was doing and Donnie would come in and Patrick would be lying in his own feces and pee."
Radar Online also quoted Swayze's "childhood friend" named Charlotte Stevens, who accused Niemi of repeatedly cheating on the "Ghost" actor. "We would talk like old friends, like what was going on in our lives and [the affairs] would come up," Stevens told the publication. "I would tell him, 'You mean to tell me she's having these affairs and you haven't stepped out on her?' And he would say, 'No I don't want it used against me.' "
Stevens reportedly tried to convince Swayze to dump Niemi, but the actor refused to do so because he'd promised his mother Patsy "to never divorce Niemi for fear that she would reveal a dark secret that would ruin his career."
Days after the Radar Online story was published, Niemi denied all the claims. Her spokesperson recently issued a statement to Mail Online, claiming that the domestic violence report "is categorically untrue. It is that simple."