Guy Who Inspired New Movie
Accused of Dom. Violence
10/26/2017 9:22 AM PDT
The real-life hockey player played by Josh Hartnett in the new movie “6 Below” has been hit with a restraining order by his wife after allegedly abusing her for years … TMZ Sports has learned.
Eric LaMarque was an Olympic and pro hockey player — who became famous for surviving alone in the wilderness during a massive winter storm. He was rescued but both of his feet were amputated as a result of his injuries. He wrote a book about the experience, called “Crystal Clear,” which was later made into a movie.
But behind the scenes, LaMarque’s life has been a mess — his wife, Hope, claims he got violent during an argument on Oct. 13 … the same day his movie was officially released.
Eric’s wife claims he got so angry, he followed her to the car — then punched the windows and pulled the mirrors. She claims it’s not the first time he went nuclear — she’s called police on Eric at least 11 times over the years for alleged domestic violence.
According to court docs obtained by TMZ Sports, the judge granted a temporary restraining order against Eric. Hope has also filed for divorce.
We reached out to Eric who denies the Oct. 13th allegations — but admits he had anger issues in the years after the mountain incident. Eric says he loves his wife and hopes he can work things out with her.