‘Family Matters’ Alum Darius McCrary Accused of Holding Infant Daughter Over Boiling Water

Actor’s wife claims that he’s “violent, destructive and unstable emotionally”

Last Updated: February 22, 2017 @ 6:18 PM

There’s nothing funny about these family matters if they turn out to be true.

Darius McCrary, who played Eddie Winslow on the ’90s sitcom “Family Matters,” has been accused of an array of abusive behavior in court documents filed by his wife and obtained by TheWrap.

In the court papers, filed Feb. 15 in Los Angeles Superior Court, Tammy Brawner said that McCrary has hit her, and “frequently throws things and breaks things in the house.”

According to the papers, McCrary “is violent, destructive and unstable emotionally. He has a violent history.” Brawner also claimed that the actor “uses drugs and drinks heavily on a regular basis.”

A spokesperson for McCrary has not yet responded to TheWrap’s request for comment on the accusations.

Brawner has received a temporary restraining order against McCrary, who has been ordered to leave the couple’s Canoga Park, Calif., home.

Among the alleged misdeeds: Throwing a cell phone at Brawner when she was eight months pregnant, and restraining Brawner and their daughter Zoey, born in September 2015, when they attempted to leave.

Brawner also claimed that McCrary spanks Zoey frequently, and during one incident he “held her over a hot stove with fire going and boiling water going. He said to her that ‘he didn’t like her … and that he wish[ed] he didn’t have her.'”

According to Brawner, the latter incident occurred when Zoey was “no more than eight or nine months” old.

Brawner also notes in the court papers that she’s filing for divorce from McCrary.

Pamela Chelin contributed to this report.