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Charlize Theron Father Death

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Actress Charlize Theron is speaking out about a key moment from her teenage years: witnessing her mother kill her father in self-defense. The 44-year-old actress reflected on her past during a recent NPR interview, PEOPLE reports. She was only 15 years old in June 1991 when her father, who she described as an alcoholic and very sick man, came home drunk and brandishing a gun. Her father was so drunk that he shouldnt have been able to walk that night, she recall, but he tried to force his way into Theron's bedroom, where she and her mother, Gerda, were pressing back against the door in effort to keep him out. So both of us were leaning against the door from inside to have him not be able to push through. He took a step back and just shot through the door three times, she say, according to the outlet. None of the bullets ever hit us, which is just a miracle. It was then that Theron mother made the choice to protect herself and her daughter by shooting her husband. Theron explain, but in self-defense, she ended threat. The South African-born actress has spoken out about her upbringing before. Speaking to ABC News in 2006, Theron opened up about what life with her father was like; although he never physically abused her, he was a verbal abuser, she say. Night her father died on June 21 1991. He had been out drinking with his brother, and when he returned home, he began shooting at various things on the property before eventually making his way to his daughter's bedroom, where he began banging on the door aggressively. Their mother later testified that her late husband said that night, Tonight I'm going to kill you both with a shotgun, according to the outlet. After Theron's father fired shots through the door and into the room, Theron's mother grabbed her own handgun and fired back, mortally wounding her husband and injuring his brother, ABC News reports. Theron again stood by her mother in 2006, telling ABC News, I know what happen. And I know that if my daughter was in the same situation, I would do the same thing. Theron mother was never prosecute, with officials concluding that she acted in self-defense, according to the outlet. Today, Theron speaks openly about her experiences with domestic violence in an effort to raise awareness of just how common it is. As she recently explained to NPR, this family violence, this kind of violence that happens within family, is something that I share with a lot of PEOPLE. I'm not ashamed to talk about it, because I do think that the more we talk about these things, more we realize we are not alone in any of it, she continue. I think, for me, it's just always been that this story really is about growing up with addicts and what that does to person.

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Owner Barry Newland was tortured to death at a house in Benoni, near Johannesburg, last Friday by a gang of five burglars in 1991, Oscar-winning actress watched as her mother, Gerda Maritz, killed her father after he pull gun on pair after returning home drunk as teenager Actress Charlize Theron witnessed her mother shooting her father dead in their home and now 21 years later property in South Africa has again become scene of killing. Owner Barry Newland was tortured and murdered at a house in Benoni, near Johannesburg, last Friday by a gang of five burglars. In 1991, Oscar-winning actress watched as her mother, Gerda Maritz, killed her father Charles after he pull a gun on pair after returning home drunk. She was not prosecuted as authorities ruled she had pull shot him four times in self-defence. A Police spokeswoman said the victim had suffocated with plastic bag after being forced forced into the bathroom where he was tied up. Marks on his body indicate he may have been burn with cigarettes and clothes iron. Five robbers gained access to property by pretending to be interested in buying a used car for sale by Newmans girlfriend, reported South African newspaper Independent News. Robbers also tie up gardeners and domestic workers and force them into another room. For years, Charlize refused to talk about the incident, which occurred when she was 15, only saying that her mother was the victim of domestic violence. But in 2004, the 36-year-old gave her first television interview about killing on ABC News, saying she was in her bedroom when her father and uncle came home and her aunt had called house to warn her that her father was agitate. 'Nature gives you instinct. And I knew something bad was going to happen, ' Theron said in her account of the shooting, young Charlize told detectives she heard her father swearing and shouting at her mother to let him into the house. Her statement reads: 'My father said he would kill us with his shotgun. My mom said she was afraid that he really would kill us. 'The next moment I hear a number of shots being fire. I don't know how many, and then I heard my mom screaming hysterically. 'When I went into passage, I saw my father's brother, Danie Theron. 'My mother was sitting in the corner of the bedroom crying and she say, 'Charlize, I've shot them. I've shot them. ' I can only state that my mother had not had any alcohol at any stage. She was sober. ' Gerda told police her drunk and aggressive husband had threatened to shoot her and Charlize. 'I simply started firing at him. I don't know how many times. I saw him fall. When I turned around, I saw his brother behind me and instinctively I fired another shot in his direction.

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