|Seemona Sumasar - Finally out of jail! (photo, CBS News)|
A year later, she has spent 7 months in jail on revenge charges he invented, lost her home and business, and he is currently now in jail, claiming he is innocent and she is framing him (exactly as he framed her). The abuse and control continues.
WNL: People who have no personal experience with coercive control (intimate partner abuse) say "Why doesn't she stand up for herself? Why doesn't she just leave?" Because it gets worse and not better, and control is not about divorce or breakups, it's about CONTROL.
Who needs to read a depressing story like this? Well, if you know that something this diabolical can happen to an ordinary unsuspecting woman, you now know that it is not beyond the realm of possibility that something similar could happen to you, your sister, or a friend. And WNL believes knowing how bad things can get is the best defense for keeping bad things from happening, and from escalating into really bad things.