Berry Beaten by Snipes?

Blade star allegedly beat Berry so badly while they were dating she lost hearing in her right ear

By Lia Haberman Jan 15, 2004 8:30 PMTags

In a startling accusation, one of Halle Berry's former beaus has pinpointed her one-time boyfriend Wesley Snipes as the man who busted her eardrum.

R&B singer Christopher Williams, who hooked up with the actress in the early '90s, says he's setting the record straight because many have assumed that he was the one to hit Berry so hard that she lost most of the hearing in her right ear. Berry has never divulged the identity her attacker.

"The stuff they wrote about [me] and Halle was totally false. They said something like I busted her eardrum, and I'm tired of it. I never said it [before] but I'm so tired of people thinking I'm the guy [who did it]. Wesley Snipes busted her eardrum, not me," Williams allegedly told entertainment site Eurweb, which bills itself as providing the "Urban/Black Entertainment 4-1-1."

Calls to Snipes' attorney and Berry's reps were not returned.

Williams also had some harsh words for his former girlfriend: "I have [men] come up to me like, 'How could you just leave Halle Berry?' I'm like, how could you just leave the last relationship you was [in]? [Halle] is just a woman, but because her name is in lights, people are damned near ready to bare their souls."

"They would probably crucify Jesus again just to get with her. It's funny because the stars that get all of the good write-ups, you go and meet them and they are total a--holes," concluded the singer.

No denying the Bond babe's had her share of bad luck with men. She recently split from her second husband, R&B singer Eric Benét, after two years of marriage. Berry was previously married to purportedly abusive baseball star David Justice from 1992 to 1996. During their acrimonious divorce, she filed for a restraining order claiming she feared for her "personal safety and well-being" around her ex.

Less volatile is Berry's relationship with the box office. The Oscar winner recently wrapped production in Toronto on Catwoman opposite Benjamin Bratt. The two are slated to reteam and shoot The Setup for director Sydney Lumet.

After that, Berry's scheduled to star in Nappily Ever After from indie helmer Patricia Cardoso (Real Women Have Curves) and Lee Tamahori's action-thriller The Guide while lending her voice to CGI 'toon Robot from director Chris Wedge (Ice Age).