The show must go on.
After the passing of legend Joan Rivers, many wondered if her show Fashion Police would be able to carry on in her absence.
Well, we finally have our answer.
Read the emotional statement (below):
[Image via E!.]
Domestic violence is a serious issue.
And unfortunately Mori Gabriella Montgomery, an aspiring model living in Las Vegas, had to learn that the hardest way possible — by being a victim.
The 19-year-old was pushed out of a moving vehicle and beaten by her then-boyfriend in February, and was lucky to survive. But instead of staying silent, Mori took a different approach.
She described the gruesome tale and her current goal to her followers on Instagram, saying:
"This might be a little graphic but I just want to let everyone know that I am okay. I am a survivor of domestic violence with a boy I dated for 8 months. I really thought everything was fine but he constantly questioned me about cheating and flirting. Nonsense. I never looked at someone the way he looked at me. Thought I loved this boy. How can someone that ‘loves’ me do this to me? The scars on my chest are way worse and extend down to my right nipple, completely scarred. The skin on my shoulder has been completely skinned. And I have bruising on my rib cage, neck, and my muscles. I was kicked out of a moving vehicle, then beaten and dragged, as I blacked out and was left lying there in my own puddle of blood. Doctors said I could have died if not made it when I did. I am so blessed and beyond lucky to be alive and have so much support from friends, family, and strangers. As I try to recover I ask to please keep me in your prayers. I have to wear a neck brace for 3-4 weeks, an arm cast and I can barely walk for now. Thank you for all the love. I hope to be an inspiration to women and anyone involved in domestic violence."
SUCH a tragic story, and yet such an inspiring message as well.
She’s been updating them on the recovery process, and with each post spreads the word about domestic violence a little bit further.
In her case, there were signs of aggressive behavior that she didn’t take seriously until it was too late — and her story might help people in similar situations.
Mori explained what her relationship was like before the incident, saying:
“I met my ex through my best friend and some friends and we just all hung out. We were really close and hung out everyday. He was always jealous and extra aggressive. We were playing around one day and he slapped me really hard. He apologised straight after so I didn’t think anything of it really, until this all happened.”
If there are EVER signs of aggression in ANY relationship you're in — whether it be a friend, family member, significant other, or whoever — that's not something to take lightly!!
If you can stomach it, click here to see the graphic images of her injury.
[Image via Instagram.]