I was a victim of domestic abuse so I KNOW a man would NEVER admit to
his woman. I believe Daryl Hannah was truly a victim of a severe beating. I
remember many of the tabloids having pictures of Daryl's very battered face
and other parts of her body.
If my experience with the police is any indication, they would not report
nor really help-out a domestic dispute, esp, back in 1992 and involving
celebrities. The spectulation about Daryl beating herself up is something
I find offensive. And besides, what profit is it there for her?
My Ex killed himself before he got to me. Ironically, I was cleaning out
his old CDs when I happened to find a very old Jackson Browne CD. I played
it and liked it so I bought more Jackson Browne CDs. However, at that time,
I did not remember what had happened in 1992. I asked my daughter about him
and she said she remembered the altercation and the pictures and they were
I wonder why it took Jackson Browne a whole year (if I read the posting
correctly) to respond to Wexler's letter. That tells me something...
As for Pyllis (his wife), I think she was just depressed over losing her
agent and becoming a pretty background to Jackson. She died in 1976 and
possibly she was a victim of his physical abuse also. I would
think that info is harder to come by because the event was so long ago.
No one will ever know for sure. From my online research, Daryl does not
feel comfortable about talking about her love life - and rightly so.
Based on all of the responses to my posting (thanks!) I can conclude that
Darly was truly a victim of a severe beating. Because of this, I am going
to toss my Jackson Browne CD collection.
Like Jackson Browne's public charity (image), my Ex came across as a
"do gooder" and all-around "nice guy". People did not know the truth about
my Ex until I told them. All were shocked.
Everything I have said here is of my own speculation and I no longer feel
comfortable owning his music.
Thanks to all on the 'Net for responding to my question!
Stacey wrote in message >I am posting two letters in response to this
question, both written to
US magazine a few months after the incident. I am also posting a bit
of a TV interview with John Kennedy, Jr. The letters and interview
were posted to the Jackson Browne mailing list on Yahoo Groups, so
they are third generation, so to speak.
Jackson beat Daryl in September 1992. I was with her in the hospital,
I saw the ugly black bruises on her eye and chin and on her ribs. The
examining doctor reported she had blood in her urine. The doctor was
shocked by the severity and noted Daryl as "a badly battered woman." I
photographed her at the hospital.
Well lori, it is your prerogative to toss them but be aware that Daryl by her own admission suffers some sort of autism and you should hold off judgement on a man who has not been officially accused of anything. Only Daryl knows the truth - but i think she lied because otherwise she would have pursued the complaint instead of allowing it to go nowhere. She is not a defenseless person and a she has fame she could have made the issue stick - but likely let it fall because it was not true in the first place.