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“I had known that Dwyane Wade had a temper and could become violent at times,” she alleged in court documents. “But when we moved out of my mother’s home … into our own apartment with our infant son, the violence increased. This, however, was just the surface of the domestic violence Dwayne Wade would inflict upon me.”The mom of two recalled one specific incident where she alleges that a fight with Wade got so out of hand, she wound up spending a week in the hospital.
She adds that she noticed a correlation between her ex-husband’s success and the deterioration of their marriage.“He picked up a garbage can made of marble stone and threw it at me. Dwyane Wade picked me up into the air above his head and slammed me down onto a large ottoman with such force that the ottoman broke into pieces when he slammed my body on it and banged my head against a marble bathroom floor.” “Subsequently, I ended up having to be rushed to the emergency room of Christ Hospital and spent an entire week hospitalized.”
“As Dwyane Wade’s income increased, his arrogance and pride increased as well,” Funches explained. “Dwyane Wade began to call me derogatory names more, throw things at me, hit me, take all my money from me, and even kicked me out of the house causing me not to have a place to live. … As a means of controlling me, and as part of Dwyane Wade’s domestic violence pattern, he would often hit me, lock me in rooms and not allow me out, threaten to take my sons from me and frighten me by telling me he knows judges and that they are on his pay roll and he can take the children from me at any time he wanted. The domestic violence and abuse continued on for several years in our family.”Funches also accused her ex-husband of using money to control her when she tried to leave him.
“I tried to leave Dwyane Wade, but when I did, he made sure I did not have access to my own home and he cut off all my bankcards and denied me access to any money,” she continues. “This exerting of power and control has continued to this day.” “The marriage has ended but Dwyane Wade’s abuse has not ceased, and through the court system he continues to use his money and influence to exert power and control over me …”She insists that their marriage came to an end when she tested positive for an STD, something she says is proof that he cheated on her. Wade has denied her claims and is suing his ex-wife for defamation. One can only wonder with these old skeletons are being rehashed. But if we had to take a wild guess, we’d say that Wade’s upcoming wedding with Union probably has a lot to do with it.
We haven’t been hearing much from the Ying Yang Twins these days, so it’s unfortunate that they’re making headlines for something negative. However, one half of the musical duo, “Deongelo “D-Roc” Holmes, has been arrested following a domestic dispute in Georgia.
According to TMZ, D-Roc’s wife, Porsha Holmes, accused him of punching her in the head during an argument back in November. It is being reported that he struck her so hard, she was left with a large bump above her left eye. D-Roc has since been charged with “family violence” and two counts of simple battery. Following his arrest, the “Whisper” rapper was released on bond after agreeing to a few restrictions—including staying away from Porsha.
This, unfortunately, would not be D-Roc’s first run-in with the law. According to Access Atlanta, the 35-year-old rapper was also arrested back in Jun. 2012 for several offenses—including driving under the influence. Reps on behalf of the D-Roc have yet to comment on the allegations.
DePew’s attorney, Ethan Corlija is arguing that she should not be charged since she is a domestic violence victim.“We had to spend a significant amount of resources unraveling the lies they told. That’s resources that could have been spent on other crimes and it damaged the perception of the city. I hope these two individuals get help in their relationship,” said a St. Louis police spokesperson.
“I don’t want this to detract from the fact that she’s still a victim,” he said. “She sustained pretty serious injuries. No matter how the circuit attorney chooses to view it, it still boils down to her being a victim and we can’t lose sight of that fact.”It has not yet been announced whether or not DePew will be charged. Though it’s unfortunate that this young woman has found herself in an abusive relationship, her false report could’ve led to the arrest of an innocent black man. There should be some sort of repercussion for that. -@JazmineDenise
Minnesota Vikings cornerback A.J. Jefferson has been charged with felony strangulation — after allegedly grabbing his GF by the neck and throwing her around a bedroom earlier this week … TMZ Sports has learned.
According to the Eden Prairie Police Department in MN … the accuser told cops she and A.J. got into an argument on November 25 after a night on the town. She says things got so bad, he went to a neighbor’s home and she went to sleep in the guest room of their home.
The GF claims A.J. returned to their home and confronted her about ignoring his text messages — and that’s when things got violent.
The GF told police A.J. “grabbed her neck and she could not breath.” He then “picked her up by the neck” and threw her off the bed and onto the floor.
She claims she didn’t fight back because she was having a hard time breathing and he’s a lot bigger than her.
Cops say the GF went to a police station after the incident with red marks on both sides of her neck — and that’s why officials decided to charge Jefferson with a crime.
Read more at TMZ.com
Last week we told you the tragic story of 22-year-old Colorado father, Merrick McKoy, who shot his 19-month-old daughter, Mia, in what appears to have been an attempt at hurting his estranged girlfriend, Kimphone ‘Kim’ Phanthavongsa.
“I told u I can’t live without u lol u thought I was joking now me n Mia out this b****. Don’t judge me. Had no choice,” McKoy wrote in a Facebook status moments before shooting Mia and then turning the gun on himself.
The child’s mother, who was not in the apartment at the time of the shooting, quickly phoned police for help from a neighbor’s apartment after heading a single gunshot come from her apartment. Unfortunately, responders didn’t arrive in time to save Mia. The toddler died later that day at St. Anthony North Hospital, while her father clung to life in critical condition. It was later revealed that the shooting occurred after Phanthavongsa fled the apartment following an altercation with McKoy. His medical condition was kept under wraps for nearly a week, but the Adam’s County Coroner’s Office confirmed yesterday that he, too, died, ABC7 Denver reports. What the coroner his not disclose; however, is the exact date McKoy passed away.
As a result of his death, Westminster Police spokeswoman Cheri Spotke says the investigation into the murder-suicide is now closed. Mia’s family members continue to mourn her death.
“She just learned how to walk. What an angel. Whenever she smiled it was bright,” a tearful Vannatda Sivixai told reporters the day of the shooting.
What an awful tragedy.
“I love and embrace my imperfections. No one is perfect. No one will ever be. The thought of living or portraying a perfect life is not REAL! My life is transparent for a reason. I embrace the pain I have suffered. The reason why I made it out alive many times over was because I was meant to live in order to tell my story. To tell my story in order to inspire and motivate others. The physical pain will never go away, but my heart is in a better place. I still have night terrors from when my first boyfriend beat my face into pulp. I lost my hearing for a bit. I can still distinctly hear his haunting laugh while he was doing it. He punched and broke the majority of my top right teeth. He crushed my right temple & crushed my upper cheek bones.”
“When you’ve seen death dead in the face, you fears no longer exist. No man on earth can every hurt me or try to instill fear in me. No man (or woman) on earth can determine my fate. And no matter how much or many have tried to bring me down. They can’t. All those that have done me dirty I don’t have to pray for, they need to seek prayer for themselves. Many have tried their best to hurt me, but i’m still here. I’m still standing tall with my head held high. I was once broken but never shattered. I’m here to send a positive message. I don’t allow my past to make me bitter. I don’t use the excuse of my painful past as a reason to act up. I have a lot to live for. I have a lot of people to help. I have my family to work hard for. And I will continue to tell my story in order to inspire YOU.”Because of her experiences, Reece has launched a domestic violence campaign called “Be You.” The campaign will help domestic violence survivors to rebuild their self-esteem and reclaim their identity. What are your thoughts on her statement?
Yesterday, we reported that George Zimmerman was arrested and charged with domestic violence against his new girlfriend, Samantha Scheibe. Today, according to courtroom video obtained by TMZ , he received his sentencing from the judge.
The judge granted him a $9,000 bond, partially because of a strangulation between he and Scheibe that went unreported. He must also adhere to the following conditions:
1. Zimmerman must stay 1,500 feet away from Scheibe at all times and have no contact with her through any medium.
2. He must surrender possession of his firearms, including the shotgun he used to point at her.
3. He cannot leave the state of Florida and must surrender his passports.
4. He must wear a monitoring device to track his location.
Typically, defendants are required to purchase their own monitoring device but Zimmerman’s lawyer argued that he doesn’t have the funds to pay for it and the judge waived the cost.
The hearing also revealed that during the strangulation incident, Zimmerman threatened to commit suicide claiming he had nothing to lose.
I know many of you are tired of hearing about Zimmerman and his latest legal troubles, considering he’s still a free man when many of us feel he was unjustly acquitted for Trayvon Martin’s death. Yes, it’s frustrating. But reporting on his consistent run-ins with the law allow us to illuminate the true nature of his character. And while it’s certainly not enough given his past and recent actions, it serves as a record of of the grave injustice that was perpetuated by our justice system and will hopefully influence change in the future.
You can watch Zimmerman in court receiving his sentencing in the video below and then him leaving the courthouse after that.