07 Nov Domestic Violence: What Can Be Learned from Giants Kicker Josh Brown
Unfortunately, domestic violence is a widespread problem throughout America. Depending on which report you read, one in four women will be a victim of domestic violence at some point in her lifetime. Abuse is widespread, and when you incorporate mental and emotional abuse, the numbers are even higher.
At the Law Office of Laurence J. Brock, we fight to gather evidence and prove domestic violence whenever victims come to us for help. It’s unfortunate, but domestic violence and abuse can be difficult to prove in court.
Since this crime is typically committed behind closed doors, there are often no witnesses to corroborate a victim’s story. Without police reports and photographic evidence, victims are often abused repeatedly for long periods of time without being able to prove what’s happening. If a third party witnesses emotional, mental, or physical abuse, it becomes far easier to prove.
However, a recent news story demonstrates that there are other ways to prove domestic violence.
The Case of New York Giants Kicker Josh Brown
The NFL has been under fire the past several years for not taking action against players accused of domestic violence. Recently, evidence came to light proving that New York Giants kicker Josh Brown had abused his ex-wife Molly.
Molly Brown provided police in King County, Washington, with written evidence of the abuse she had suffered through. According to Molly, there was a pattern of abuse, and Brown had abused her at least twenty times prior to their divorce. Apparently, Brown admitted to this in his journal saying, “I have abused my wife.”
A Confession in Writing
Additional journal entries written by Brown demonstrate the dark side of an abuser. He made statements admitting that he had “physically, mentally, emotionally, and verbally been a repulsive man.” In a separate email, Brown said that he had “objectified women and never really worried about the pain and hurt I caused them.”
Another of his entries stated, “Because I never handled these underlying issues, I became an abuser and hurt Molly physically, emotionally and verbally. I viewed myself as God, basically, and she was my slave.”
Many Possibilities for Evidence
While this case is certainly unique in the sense that Brown is a famous football player, it is no different from any other domestic violence case in the end. Society will often choose to ignore signs that abuse is taking place, which means that you can’t always count on the testimony of others to support your claims.
Instead, other forms of evidence, such as a journal kept by the abuser, can be used to prove the abuse that you are being forced to live through. Photographs of your injuries and recordings can also be excellent sources of evidence.
Help from a Rancho Cucamonga Family Lawyer
If you are being abused, know that you are not alone and that there is a way out. Filing for divorce can help you start your life afresh.
If you aren’t sure how to prove the domestic abuse you are experiencing, a family lawyer from the Law Office of Laurence J. Brock can help you develop a case to prove what you are going through and help you obtain a restraining order to ensure your safety.
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