Marlon Brando has been sensationally accused of sexually abusing his own daughter in a shocking new book. The late legendary actor, who died last July, aged 80, is also branded a disgusting pervert by his Tahitian-born ex-wife Tarita Terpia in her life story 'Marlon, My Love and My Torment'. The 63-year-old actress - who first met the 'Apocalypse Now' star in 1961 on the set of classic movie 'Mutiny on the Bounty' before marrying him in 1962 - claims Brando sexually abused their daughter Cheyenne, who hanged herself in 1995. According to Tarita, Cheyenne wrote in her diary that her father used to massage her "as if he wanted me to pretend we were making love". In the book, Tarita - who also had a son Teihotu, now 42, with Brando - speculates that the abuse could have contributed to her daughter's decision to commit suicide later in her life. Just before she died, Cheyenne's boyfriend was killed by Christian Brando, the actor's son from an earlier marriage.

The ageing actress - who divorced Brando in 1972 - claims her life with the Oscar-winning star was a living hell and describes him as a man of violently changing moods, capable of switching in an instant from tenderness to physical or mental cruelty.

Speaking in an interview last month, Tarita said: "We lived terrible tragedies and we all suffered a lot."

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