celebrities who suffered domestic violence
According to research from the World Health Organisation (WHO), one in every three women experiences some sort of violence domestic or sexual.
In Nigeria, there has been a rise in cases of domestic violence among couples and celebrities are becoming victims.
Here is a list of 4 celebrities who suffered from domestic violence and abuse.
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1. Suzanne Rero
In 2015, Emeka Ike and Suzanne Rero parted ways in a very scandalous manner. The couple separated following a filing of a divorce suit by Suzanne, who accused Emeka Ike of domestic violence.
However, Suzanne claimed that Emeka verbally and physically abused her all through the years they lived as man and wife, even though their union seemed perfect on the outside.
2. Mercy Aigbe
In 2017, popular Nollywood actress Mercy Aigbe accused her husband Lanre Gentry of physical violence.
“He beats me consistently. I stayed because I loved him and because every time he beats me, he begs and gets family and friends to beg me. He promised regularly to change but he never did.
“When my husband gets angry, he gets physical, not only to me but to anyone. He has done that with my house help who reported him to the Police years ago.
“I stayed because of my children and because a lot of people look up to me.
The couple separated after the battering allegedly resulted in a skull fracture, an allegation which her estranged husband denied.
3. Tonto Dikeh
Nollywood actress Tonto Dikeh was married to philanthropist Olakunle Churchill. The actress however confirmed separation from her husband in February 2017. She accused her husband of violence.
The star actress, amidst tears, revealed images and video as proof of the abuse.
“The domestic violence is real. How I live to suffer it and going through it over and over again, I do not understand but a lot of people have blamed me. That I stayed back in my marriage is not because of my child but I believe that you cannot be abused, or you cannot leave your child in an environment of abuse and you claim you are doing it for your child, no. I stayed because I was doing it for myself, I stayed because I loved my husband with all of my heart,” She said
However, reacting to the divorce in an interview, Churchill said: “Our marriage was plagued with several frivolous claims of falsity, ranging from domestic violence to false allegations and all whatnot.
“I never laid my hands on her. I have never done that in my life before. She made up those things to discredit my philanthropic works.
4. Chika Ike
Chika ‘Nancy’ Ike is an actress, television personality, producer, businesswoman, philanthropist, and former model.
She was married to Mr. Eberibi. After the marriage crashed, Chika Ike revealed that she was abused. According to her, one of their many fights resulted in a miscarriage.
5. Daddy Freeze
Veteran on-air-personality Freeze (Ifedayo Olarinde) had a rocky relationship with his ex-wife Opeyemi Olarinde. In 2015, Freeze went on a spree on Instagram, revealing details of his turbulent marriage with his former wife and mother of his children.
In his revelations, he claimed that he was a victim of domestic abuse, and shared pictures of him with cuts and bruises. According to him, his wife assaulted him during their marriage.
story source: thenationonlineng
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