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Ricky Tomlinson upset with Peter Hook over marriage abuse stories

Actor Ricky Tomlinson has blasted former New Order star Peter Hook for alleging his late ex-wife abused him during their marriage.
Bassist Hook made the claims shortly after comedian Caroline Aherne lost her battle with cancer in July (16), stating she would put out cigarettes on his body and hurl bottles, knives and chairs at him during their tumultuous three-year marriage in the mid-1990s.
Tomlinson, who played Aherne’s father in U.K. TV hit The Royle Family, was appalled by the tales Hook told in his new autobiography Substance, and he has now joined the late star’s brother Patrick in speaking out against the rocker.
“It’s very, very sad what he’s done,” Ricky told The Mirror. “She can’t answer back. She has no redress. Why couldn’t he have made the claims when she was alive?
“She was a national treasure and people absolutely adored her. If he’s writing an autobiography then of course he would write about their marriage but I’m sure there were good times. Why couldn’t he have spoken about those? I suppose because those things don’t sell books.”
Meanwhile, Tomlinson remains “absolutely convinced” his late co-star would not have written “stuff like that about him”.
“I don’t think he has done himself any favours,” the actor adds. “Any reputation he had I think will have gone down. He has shot himself in the foot.”

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