Actress Paz de la Huerta has accused a musician ex-boyfriend of attempting to sabotage her career by hiding her scripts during their relationship.

The former Boardwalk Empire star doesn't mention the ex by name, but she began dating embattled rocker Scott Weiland in early 2008 before they split at the end of 2009. She has also previously been linked to The Virgins rocker Donald Cumming.

She insists nothing good came out of what she calls "a destructive insane relationship", and tells the New York Daily News, "I was in a toxic relationship with a musician. We were together almost two years... This toxic human being who came into my life said he was encouraging my work and then he would hide my scripts."

De La Huerta's career suffered a further setback following their break-up after she was hit by a truck in a stunt gone wrong on a movie set in Toronto, Canada.

She claims the accident left her fighting for her life, and she subsequently underwent around 20 operations to treat her injuries, which included a broken coccyx.

She met photographer Alexandra Carr soon afterwards and the snapper inspired her to channel her pent-up emotions about love and loneliness into a new photo book, Paz de la Huerta: The Birds Didn't Die over the Winter.

The actress says, "(I was in a) really dark place... I was heartbroken. I was confused. And then I met Alexandra."