Almost a yr in the past Supergirl star Melissa Benoist shared a really private story about her expertise with home violence and intimate accomplice violence on Instagram. Although she by no means named the ex-partner who abused her within the 14-minute video, speculations had been rife that it was Blake Jenner who had brought about home violence on his former spouse Melissa.
Now Blake took to Instagram to verify the speculations and claimed that he additionally skilled abuse throughout their marriage. In a prolonged assertion posted to his Instagram on Thursday, the actor has mirrored on their time collectively, explaining that he stayed silent “out of shame and fear.” Benoist and Jenner married in 2015 and Benoist filed for divorce in December 2016.
Blake Jenner in his assertion, detailing about their previous marriage, stated that it was “rooted in co-dependency, which had dire consequences.” Even although he didn’t blame Benoist straight in his assertion, he stated that he needs to “address a personal situation made public in late-2019.”
The actor in his prolonged assertion started by writing, “Over the past eleven months, I have been thinking about how to address a personal situation made public in late-2019. Throughout that time, I reflected on a period in my life that I had previously kept in the darkness out of shame and fear, but I know this is something that needs to be addressed, not just publicly, but also privately with the individual directly affected and with myself.”
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He had additionally admitted to bodily hurting a previous accomplice in his assertion. Recalling an argument that escalated into violence, he wrote, “I take full responsibility and accountability for the hurt that I inflicted during my relationship with my past partner — emotionally, mentally and yes, physically.”
“Two years prior to the end of our relationship, there was a time where my past partner and I were in an argument that escalated, and in a moment of frustration, while I was standing in the hallway and she was in our bedroom, I threw my phone aimlessly and it hit my former partner in her face. I froze in a state of shock and horror as my then-partner screamed in anguish, her eye immediately swollen shut from the impact of the phone. It’s a moment that I will regret for the rest of my life.”