Marlon Brando's Tahitian ex-wife is set to wreck the movie great's legacy in a revealing new book by claiming he sexually abused their daughter.

TARITA TERIIPIA (corr), who met and fell for the late star on the set of Mutiny on the Bounty in the early 1960s, later bore him a son and daughter but admits life with Brando was a living hell.

And in her new book, MARLON, MY LOVE + MY TORMENT, the 63-yearold Tahitian reveals the late star's over-fondness for his own daughter, CHEYENNE, may have led to her suicide death in 1995.

Teriipia claims she found an entry in her daughter's diary after the 25-year-old had hanged herself, which confirmed her worst fears about her ex-husband's relationship with his thenteenage daughter.

According to Teriipia, Cheyenne revealed her father used to massage her "as if her wanted me to pretend we were making love."

Teriipia admits she felt compelled to pen the tell-all because she didn't want Brando's grandchildren to think the movie star was all-great.

She says, "I wanted our children, all our grandchildren to know our history."

05/03/2005 01:42