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On Wednesday (27), actress Melissa Benoist used social media to report, for the first time, about the physical and emotional abuse she suffered in a past relationship. The ex’s name was not released by the artist.
In an Instagram broadcast, Melissa says that one of her ex’s aggressions broke her nose and caused an injury to her left eye pupil, whose marks she still carries today.
The pupil wound, she now reveals, was caused when her partner threw an iPhone in his face, irreversibly tearing his iris, which still affects his vision. At the time, she told nurses and the media that her injury was caused by an accident, hiding the harsh truth that, behind the scenes, she was a victim of domestic violence.
Still in the video, he continues with his story: “I learned what it was like to be held and slapped repeatedly, punched with such force that I could feel the wind leave me, dragged by my hair along the sidewalk, with my head crushed until my skin was break, to be thrown against the wall with such force that the plaster broke, to be hanged. ”
Melissa Benoist is known mainly for her role as the protagonist of the series Supergirl, on display since 2015.
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