SCREAM star David Arquette and his siblings grew up in an abusive home, but he insists his troubled mother received the help she needed and was eventually able to turn her life around.
Arquette, who is married to former FRIENDS actress Courteney Cox, grew up the youngest of five famous siblings, the others being ROSANNA, PATRICIA, RICHMOND and ALEXIS.
The 35-year-old appeared on US radio show host Howard Stern's programme on Wednesday (10JAN07), when the shock jock asked him about claims Patricia had made that she was beaten.
Arquette explains, "Yeah, well my mother came from a dysfunctional family and she was abused and she was abusive.
"Especially on the older kids. I got a little of it. But then, my mom ended up going on and becoming a marriage and family counselor.
"It's an amazing thing, because she broke the cycle."