Amber Marchese is sticking up for her husband.
Following the arrest of Amber's husband Jim Marchese on April 19, the reality star denied any allegations of physical abuse to E! News. Despite Jim being booked and charged for domestic violence, the New Jersey resident is labeling the reports as total LIES.
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For those who don't remember, the couple was kicked off a plane coming from Los Angeles due to suspected abuse. According to a report, J.M. was seen choking his wife while also threatening her.
Now here's where things get pretty crazy — Amber alleges this incident was nothing more than an onlooker mistaking "heavy PDA" for violence:
"Domestic violence is not a joke, and having my husband be accused of such a heinous act is not only hurtful but damaging personally, emotionally and professionally. I would never let myself be a victim of anything or anyone. Jim and I were on our way back from LA on a 'red eye' after filming a new TV project. We were actually talking about hooking up and joining the 'mile high' club. Some heavy PDA was involved, just the opposite of what certain people reported they saw."
Ha! Nice plug there…
Shortly after their steamy makeout sesh, the beauty revealed things took a turn for the worse:
"After that brief bit of fun between us we prepared for takeoff and I ordered a glass of white wine. I was peacefully sipping my wine and Jim was sleeping when we were asked to leave the plane. Confused and scared our first thoughts were 'did something happen to our kids???' No explanations or answers were given to our questions and we were immediately separated. All I wanted was my husband Jim so we could figure out what happened and how to help the authorities by answering any questions. All Jim wanted was to make sure I was ok. We asked why we're being removed from the plane. We complied with everyone involved from the flight attendant to the authorities."
Sounds scary! It's unfortunate the two weren't given any details into the situation after they were removed.
Summing up the scandal, the mother confessed:
"Through this entire stressful situation my husband was nothing but a gentleman and never once lost his composure. To be crystal clear there was no complaint of domestic violence, signs of distress or request for assistance made by myself and there was no wrong doing by my husband. At no time did my husband ever choke me or threaten me in any way shape or form. Jim and I have been married for 10 years and he has always treated me like gold and we have a beautiful relationship and a wonderful life. Every relationship has flaws and we are not perfect BUT these reports are undeniably false and disgusting."
Well, we really hope Amber's version is true… no one should have to suffer any type of abuse, especially from a loved one.
Jim is set to appear in court on May 11.
So whose side are YOU on?
[Image via Bravo.]
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