Jersey Shore's JWoww accuses husband of physical abuse after sharing disturbing video
Former Jersey Shore star, Jenni "JWoww" Farley took to social media yesterday to speak out about her estranged husband, Roger Mathews, claiming that he was physically abusive and threatening in a lengthy open letter.
Farley said that she has tried to keep quiet in the past to spare their two children from "public humiliation", but has now had to fire back in light of Mathews' recent assertions about her, and the so-called deceptive way he presents himself online.
"I have spent the last few months trying to protect our children from public humiliation because as parents, we are supposed to protect them," she wrote in the letter that was posted to Instagram and her website. "I wanted to handle this out of the spotlight because our silence is their greater good. Even when you tried to disgrace my name, make false accusations and even point-blank lie… I still remained silent as challenging as it was … why? Because, greater good."
"I can no longer sit idly by while you mistreat and malign me in such an egregious manner," she continued. "You have presented yourself to the public as a praiseworthy father and a husband who has been suffering by my alleged actions and behaviour."
The reality television star went onto claim that her estranged husband had mistreated their children, including feeding their 2-year-old son pizza despite him being "highly allergic to gluten and dairy, placing him in serious medical jeopardy." She also said that he refused to let their son's therapist into the home on the day of a scheduled appointment to provide treatment.
The 32-year-old continued to allege that Mathews is "an abuser to the core". "You have spit at me. You have pushed me. You have shoved me. You have aggressively thrown me to the ground. You have prevented me from closing doors to escape having you come at me," she asserted. "You have belittled and disparaged me. You have threatened me."
"You hurt the children and you hurt me. When will it end?"
Farley detailed how it was "inconceivable" that Mathews allegedly contacted her ex-boyfriends to "inflict harm" upon her. She claimed that he has "team[ed] up" with a former partner who had "brutally" beat her so badly that she was hospitalised, and that he had later been incarcerated for the "violent acts" against her.
Per the Asbury Park Press, police were twice called to the pair's New Jersey home on the 13th December, following an altercation. Mathews was given a temporary restraining order, and was required to leave the house that night.
The note ended was concluded with a slew of supporting evidence, including court documents, text message exchanges, videos and pictures.
"So many of you may be understandably afraid to come forward, and have been stuck in abusive relationships for far too long just as I have been," Farley concluded. "If anyone is feeling down, broken, hurt or lost, please know that it is not your fault! Please don’t feel alone. Please seek help… whether it’s through a friend, loved one, hotline, law enforcement agent, judge or stranger … suffering in silence is no way to live. I was there for many years and you and your children deserve to be safe. You are valuable, you are worthy, you are loved."