Marla Hanson
American model
Marla Hanson
Marla Hanson is a screenwriter and ex-model. Born in Independence, Missouri, Hanson attended college in Dallas, Texas. After working selling real estate and insurance, a job promotion brought her to New York City. There, a part-time modeling job eventually became a full-time career in the 1980s. In June 1986, she rejected the sexual advances of her landlord, Steve Roth. Roth hired two friends, Steven Bowman and Darren Norman, to attack Hanson.
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Women disfigured by scorned men
CNN - almost 5 years
HLN's Dr Drew talks to former model Marla Hanson about her face being slashed and how she faced her trauma.
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The Diarist Of a Scene That Never Gets Old
NYTimes - about 7 years
PERHAPS it is the pumpkin-colored sweater he wears, a choice better suited to an eccentric uncle than a New York gossip columnist. Or maybe it is the way his round glasses compete with his arched eyebrows and rubbery grin. But one way or another, Michael Musto -- who has chronicled the lives of drag queens, club kids, and an array of freaks and
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Jay McInerney Revises His Life; His Morning After
NYTimes - about 11 years
TO appreciate fully how complicated Jay McInerney's personal life is these days it helps to know how he began his relationship with the socialite Anne Hearst. It was last August, and at the time Mr. McInerney was dating a South African publicist named Jeanine Pepler. He had also promised to help move his former wife Helen Bransford and their two
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FOLLOWING UP
NYTimes - about 15 years
A Face That Launched Harrowing Headlines The vicious attack in which her face was intentionally and repeatedly slashed ended her modeling career. That was the headlined part. The depression with the suicidal thoughts came later. That was the private part. In 1986, Marla Hanson, a 24-year-old model, was assaulted in Manhattan by a man who carved
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FILM REVIEW; Trying to Atone for a Sin Despite a Memory Void
NYTimes - over 15 years
Abel Ferrara's ''Blackout,'' a film featuring sex, drugs and Claudia Schiffer, caused a stampede when it was shown at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival. That it is only now receiving a New York theatrical premiere says a lot about what the film promises, and what the film delivers. (It will be shown at the Anthology Film Archives in the East Village
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The Nation; When the Job Requires a Walk on the Ethical Line
NYTimes - almost 18 years
A GOOD trial lawyer spins a story from threads of fact and possibility, and Marvyn M. Kornberg made his best effort. In defense of the police officer charged with brutalizing the Haitian immigrant Abner Louima, Mr. Kornberg promised the jury evidence that the injuries to Mr. Louima's rectum and bladder could have happened during consensual sex. In
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Being Tough, and Helpful, on Domestic Abuse
NYTimes - about 18 years
SOME things about domestic violence never change -- the black eyes, bruises and cigarette burns on the hysterical or cowering victims whom police officers find at the scene. But some things do change -- including the support that victims get from Nassau County officials, both in coping with their trauma and in helping prosecutors convict abusers.
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PUBLIC LIVES; A Tough Guy Who Calls His Snarl a Purr
NYTimes - over 18 years
THE day is warm, the news conference regarding a mother and son who are suspects in a potential murder case is dying down, and on a bench opposite State Supreme Court in Manhattan a wino is dozing. It's the time of day, in short, for the private investigator to make an admission. ''I've been told -- not by my kids -- that I'm not as warm and
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NOTICED; 80's Voices On Parallel Fashion Tracks
NYTimes - over 18 years
FROM the moment that the hapless hero of Jay McInerney's coming novel, ''Model Behavior,'' slaloms through a crowd of air-kissing New York fashionistas at the ''party you have been to 600 times already,'' you are prepared for 176 pages of haute-runway literature. The book traces the unraveling relationship of a fashion-magazine journalist and his
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Marla Hanson, Douglas Howell
NYTimes - over 19 years
Marla Hanson, the former model, who is now a screenwriter, and Douglas Kenneth Howell, who was in shipping, were married last evening at the Wainscott, N.Y., house of Joan McDonell, a friend of the couple. Catherine A. Cahill, a town justice of East Hampton, N.Y., officiated. Mrs. Hanson-Howell, 35, was a writer of the screenplay for ''The
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Nasty Fight Over a Genteel Park
NYTimes - almost 22 years
For more than 150 years, Gramercy Park has existed as a genteel island of leafy exclusivity in an edgy city. But genteel is hardly the word to describe the escalating battle between property owners and trustees over the care, the design and the look of the city's best-known private park. The fight has grown so nasty in the neighborhood, which calls
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Marla Hanson
    TWENTIES
  • 1991
    The story of the attack on Hanson was made into a TV movie entitled The Marla Hanson Story in 1991 where she was portrayed by Cheryl Pollak.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1986
    In June 1986, she rejected the sexual advances of her landlord, Steve Roth.
    More Details Hide Details Roth hired two friends, Steven Bowman and Darren Norman, to attack Hanson. Hanson testified that Roth asked her to step outside a bar, then stood by while the two men, after announcing a "stick-up," slashed her face with a razor blade. The assault left three wounds that required surgery and over 100 stitches to close, resulting in permanent scars. Roth and the two attackers were tried separately, with Judge Jeffrey Atlas presiding over both trials. In Roth's trial, he was found guilty of first degree assault for arranging the attack. In the trial of Bowman and Norman a few months later, Hanson was subjected to a controversial cross examination by Bowman's defense attorney Alton H. Maddox, who impugned her character in a line of questioning the prosecutor called "disgusting and filthy". Maddox also asserted that Hanson had "racial hangups" that led her to falsely identify Bowman and Norman, who are black, as her attackers. Hanson and her attorney later publicly criticized the criminal justice system for allowing her to be humiliated on the witness stand. Bowman and Norman were found guilty.
  • OTHER
  • 1961
    Born in 1961.
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