Body builder and former glamour model Jodie Marsh has spoken out on Twitter about her experiences violent relationships and domestic abuse.
In a heartfelt message to other women who find themselves trapped in abusive relationships, Jodie pleaded for them to get out of them “before it’s too late.”
“Abusive partners always cry after they've beaten you and blame it on 'something that happened to them in life' and play the victim," she said.
"I know because I've had two abusive partners.”
“Every time he hit me,” she said, “he cried and I felt sorry for him but also scared of him. I was young. I'd NEVER allow a man to lay a finger on me now.”
Jodie explained to fans that being a victim is not a sign of weakness.
“Violence can happen to even the strongest of people.”
If you or someone you know is affected by this issue, you can talk to Women’s Aid for confidential help and support at 1800341900.