Demi Moore takes aim at most of the people in her life in her new tell-all book, but one figure noticeably absent is her violent white-supremacist brother — she completely wrote him out of her life story!
Tasha Marie Lee wishes she could do the same. That’s the woman who was beaten to a pulp and subjected to a night of savagery and permanent scarring at the hands of James Craig Harmon, the G.I. Jane star’s brother.
“I begged for my life,” said Lee in an interview. “I really thought I was going to die!”
And while Moore, who did not respond to a request for comment, might have tried to forget Harmon, he still brags about their connection to everyone — from inmates to prison guards.
Full-time nurse Lee said Harmon started hitting her after just two months of dating, but their romance continued almost a year until he attacked her at a roadside motel one night in Texas.
Lee told how they had argued at a nightclub and returned to the motel.
“I woke up with him on top of me, hitting me,” Lee explained, reliving the terror. “He had a knife. He grabbed it and told me, ‘If you want to be a whore I’ll treat you like a whore,’ and then he cut my pants, then cut my face and my hands. The more I tried begging him to stop the worse it got.”
“I tried screaming for help and he picked up the telephone and began hitting me over and over. He hit me so many times the phone broke,” she said of the sickening attack, which lasted so long Harmon even had to take breaks between beatings to catch his breath.
Harmon was sentenced to 10 years for aggravated assault, but even behind bars found ways to torment Lee, begging her to send literature from the white supremacist group Aryan Brotherhood, and she recalled instances of him being racist.
Lee also believes the siblings’ biological father, Air Force airman Charles Harmon, who walked out on his pregnant wife before Demi (pictured here as a young girl) was born, deserves some blame.
“His dad, Demi’s dad, encouraged James to surround his life with booze, girls and drugs,” said Lee. “I saw him do crack cocaine, he would talk about heroin — everything.”
Lee’s ex walked free in 2013 after eight years in prison. “He’s very violent,” Lee said, adding that Moore is lucky she doesn’t see him. “If she had a relationship of any kind with him today it wouldn’t end well!”