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EXCLUSIVE VIDEO INTERVIEW: Shannon Price Abusive Toward Gary Coleman, Called Him Stupid, Says His Attorney

Jun. 23 2010, Published 5:06 a.m. ET

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Gary Coleman’s ex-wife Shannon Price was often abusive toward him, called the actor ‘stupid’ and made comments about his height.

Those disturbing revelations come from Coleman’s lawyer Randy Kester, who revealed new details about Price in an exclusive video interview with

He also revealed the couple did not sleep together and had separate bedrooms in their Santaquin, Utah, home, at the end of Coleman’s life.

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“Shannon would demean him and say very personal things about him in public... she would frequently call him stupid,” Kester told

“I thought it was an inappropriate relationship... Shannon’s treatment of Gary was harsh and it was domineering.

“It always bothered me.”

Kester added, “If Gary would respond in the wrong way, if he would disagree then there was this barrage of why he was wrong and why he shouldn’t be saying it that way... and even comments about his stature.”

Price has become a controversial figure since Coleman’s death.

The 24-year-old posed for photos with him on his deathbed and then profited from their sale. She also sold interviews about him within 24 hours of his death.

Price made the decision to take Coleman off life support, even though he had signed a document saying he wanted his life prolonged.

Now Kester has revealed some of the inner-most details from inside their tumultuous relationship, suggesting the union was unhealthy.

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Kester told that Coleman’s relationship with Price “just didn’t seem to be a loving relationship. It was more dominant, subdued type of relationship.”

“They weren’t reluctant to talk loudly and harshly in public.”

Coleman and Price were secretly divorced but living together when he died, age 42.

She is trying to get a share of his estate with a hand-written codicil to his will.

Kester recalled one incident after a court hearing, when he saw “her (Shannon) literally dragging him to the car as if he was a little child.

“That just always stuck out in my mind as indicative of what the relationship was.”

Kester summed it up: “Everyone has their own subjective sense of what a loving relationship is I just don’t think what they had fit into the norm. It was extraordinary—it was off the wall almost.”



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