It turns out Patrick Dempsey's first did not beat up his ex-wife.
Parker lied when she accused the actor of brutality, but claims the
National Enquirer knew it was a lie but published the story anyway.
Parker recently recanted her allegations after learning the Enquirer was about to publish its story. Parker now claims the allegations were made "in the heat of a divorce" and "false." Parker says she was played by the Enquirer: "I never confirmed to the Enquirer that the story ... is true. To the contrary, I have previously stated that such allegations are untrue. In fact, the Enquirer offered to pay me money to confirm such allegations, which offer I refused."