Alex Scott emotional as she discusses her dad's alcoholism
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Alex Scott shared a cryptic post on her Instagram Story today after her dad Tony hit back at claims he was violent towards her mother. The 37-year-old shared a post which read: “If you focus on the hurt, you will continue to suffer. If you focus on the lesson, you will continue to grow.”
The presenter added to her picture: “Today I choose to grow.”
Alex’s post comes in the midst of a press tour for her new book which takes fans back to her childhood.
In the book, she alleged that her dad Tony was “controlling, violent” and “stupidly cruel”.
Recalling the “hardest night” in her household, she told Steven Bartlett that she feared for her mum’s life after she refused to get her dad a drink.
She said: “I’m in a room, listening to everything go on, just hoping she’s alive.
“I heard everything, I heard her trying to run.
“But she doesn’t know what me and my brother are doing or feeling.
“That was the hardest night that one.”
Alex went on to say she wanted to hug her mum, but “wasn’t allowed to show love”.
The presenter admitted it was hard to reflect on the trauma as she had kept it hidden for so long.
Alex’s dad left the family home when she was seven, and she and brother Ronnie chose to stay with their mum.
The former Lioness star said she didn’t include details of her book to shame her dad, but to allow her and her mum to “feel free”.
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Tony has denied he ever laid a finger on Alex or her mum.
Speaking to the Mail Online, he said: “I was raised in a strict but loving Jamaican family and Alex should know what they are like.
“I taught her discipline, I did a lot to help her,” he added.
“Perhaps she is judging me by today’s standards, I don’t know.
“Parents were a lot tougher back then. But I was never violent, that’s just not me.
“I never beat Alex or anyone else in the family or did anything like that.”
He went on to say he has been “collating a lot of stuff that will prove my case”.
Alex’s brother has backed her version of events, telling the publication she was telling the truth.
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