It is an unfortunate but commonplace truth that domestic violence in which the man is the victim is not taken as seriously as it should be. One man from Florida decided to take matters into his own hands.
US Army Ranger Michael (last name withheld) secured a GoPro video camera to his belt using parachute straps in order to have video evidence of his estranged wife’s sexual abuses.
“A GoPro has such a wide angle scope on it,” said Michael. “It catches everything from five feet away from the feet to the head.”
The camera was recording as Michael brought the kids to the child exchange conducted at the Sheriff’s Office Administration Building in Largo. As Michael was unbuckling his son from the car seat, Corinne reaches out and grabs Michael’s genitals with force. The husband cries out and jerks back.
“This is just one of many instances where I’ve had to use the camera to either prove her guilt or prove my innocence and that’s the only reason I am carrying it,” said Michael.
Corinne was arrested Monday for violating a pre-trial release order that was related to a previous domestic violence arrest. Not only does the video evidence prove she violated the no-contact order, a desk deputy also witnessed the event.
The couple is currently in the throes of a bitter divorce and battle for custody of their two-year-old twins.
“We have court coming up so hopefully it goes to show a little bit of validity to what I’ve been doing and what I’ve been saying and disapproving what she’s been saying,” Michael said. “It seems to be overlooked when the man is a victim of domestic violence.”
According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, one in four men have been victims of some form of physical violence at the hands of an intimate partner. One in seven men suffer from severe domestic abuse.
Anyone suffering or knows someone who is suffering from domestic violence is encouraged to visit the coalition’s website.