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Julia Roberts Haunting Family Secret: Stepfather Weds Longtime BF

Inside Michael Motes’ ‘Repulsive behavior’ while married to the actress’ mother.

Julia Roberts is hiding a haunting family secret — her “freak” stepfather has married his longtime boyfriend in a hush-hush gay ceremony! In a bombshell world exclusive, STAR can reveal how the “Pretty Woman” star snubbed Michael Motes’ wedding to partner Timothy Raasch. Julia’s older brother, Academy Award-nominated actor Eric Roberts, has accused Michael of abusing him, And sources revealed the Hollywood beauty “feared and despised” Michael, a violent alcoholic who turned her formative years into a nightmare

“It was common knowledge where we grew up that Motes was a freak,” Eric said in an interview. Speaking about Michael’s repulsive behavior while married to their mother, Eric chillingly confessed, “[He] terrorized and abused me, And I fear he terrorized my sisters, Julia and Lisa, as well.” Michael and Timothy tied the knot in a service near their home in Georgia’s Cobb County last September, And STAR has obtained a copy of their marriage certificate.