FREDDIE Starr’s daughter said he was an evil and violent dad — and even said she might not attend his funeral.
Tara Coleman-Starr, 22, has made a series of shocking revelations about the comedian, who died of a heart attack at the age of 76 at his home in the Costa Del Sol, Spain, on Thursday.
Facebook / Tara Coleman-Starr Tara Coleman-Starr, 22, slammed her late father for his abusive behaviour towards her and her mum in the past
Rex Features Freddie Starr died of a heart attack at his home in the Costa Del Sol on Thursday
Facebook / Tara Coleman-Starr Tara said she now doesn’t know if she’ll go to his funeral and said she’ll ‘never’ forgive him after he left her traumatised
She said Freddie punched her mum in the stomach when she was pregnant with her and insisted she have an abortion.
Tara told the Sunday Mirror: “No one wants to believe their dad is an evil, manipulative man. He never gave me a birthday present or Christmas card. He never tried to be a father.”
She also said that she thought he was incapable of love and was embarrassed to be one of his six children.
Freddie died completely broke and “effectively alone” earlier this week.
Despite being one of the nation’s favourite performers and earning over £2million a year at one point, Tara says his on-screen persona and real life character were completely different.
Tara’s mum Trudy Coleman was a TV production manager when she met him in 1994.
He proposed while divorcing his second wife Sandy, who is the mum of three of his kids.
Freddie had previously lost a 12-year marriage to his first wife Betty Simpson through cheating.
She also said when Trudy discovered Freddie was cheating with Donna Smith, 27 years his junior, he decided he wanted nothing to do with Tara and became aggressive.
Trudy packed her bags and left with Tara, fearing for the little girl’s safety.
Dog groomer Tara, who now lives with her mum in Solihull, West Mids, only had infrequent contact with Freddie when she was growing up.
He became aggressive with her more than once, and even threatened to give her “the world’s biggest slap” when she jokingly told him to “shut up” over the phone.
On another occasion, Tara locked herself in a bathroom fearing Freddie was going to beat her.
Tara said: “I knew he used to beat mum. I was scared of what he was capable of. So I locked myself in the bathroom.
“I’ll never forget what he said: ‘You can run but you can’t hide’.”
She was 15 when she last saw him, at which point he was married to Sophie Lea — she later divorced him saying he’d given her a black eye.
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Tara still suffers from the emotional and mental abuse Freddie inflicted on her.
She says she doesn’t know how she feels about his death, and thinks he was so aggressive to women because he too was abused.
Tara adds that it’ll be a tough decision as to whether she’ll go to his funeral, and hopes his death will bring her and her half-siblings together.
Rex Features Tara says Freddie used to beat her mum Trudy while she was pregnant
Rex Features He previously threatened to commit suicide by eating concrete, according to a close pal
Rex Features The 76-year-old comedian had suffered a fatal heart attack while watching TV in his home in Spain
Rex Features Freddie’s carer found him dead on the floor of his home in the Costa Del Sol on Thursday
Rex Features Tara said he became aggressive with her or completely ignored her several times during her childhood
Rex Features His live-in carer said none of Starr’s family have contacted her to make funeral arrangements or request his body
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