David Birney: Meredith Baxter's ex-husband denies abuse allegations

birney-baxter.jpg"Family Ties" mom Meredith Baxter has been making the media rounds to discuss her new memoir, "Untied," in which she details the physical and mental abuse she endured from her then-husband David Birney during her time on the popular '80s sitcom.

When Oprah Winfrey reached out to Birney, the father of Baxter's three children, for comment, he had none. It seems that the "St. Elsewhere" actor has changed his mind, however. Birney reached out to People on Friday to tell them that Baxter's book is "a kind of fairy tale" and an "appalling abuse of the truth."

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