Supergirl Star Opens Up About Her Past In An Instagram Video!
Supergirl Star says she is a “Survivor of Domestic Violence”
She may play Supergirl on Tv but Melissa Benoist has a secret past. In her video on Instagram, she reveals the brutal happenings about her abusive relationship that she has survived.
She didn’t reveal the name of her partner in question who allegedly abused her he was younger. However, she describes his personality as him being charming, funny, manipulative and devious.
Melissa Benoist started her video saying:
“I am a survivor of domestic violence or intimate partner violence, which is something I never thought I would say let alone be broadcasting into the ether.”
She further added:
“The stark truth is I learned what it felt like to be pinned down and slapped repeatedly, punched so hard I felt the wind go out of me, dragged by my hair across the pavement, head-butted, pinched until my skin broke, shoved against the wall so hard the drywall broke, choked.”
In one of the incidents of him abusing her, he threw an iPhone at her face, breaking her nose and almost bruising her eyeball. After this incident, she finally broke up with him, saying:
“Something inside of me broke, this was too far, I couldn’t flush this one down. None of this is salacious news, it was my reality, what I went through caused a tectonic shift on my outlook on life.”
That affects her work as well she revealed:
“Work, in general, was a touchy subject, he didn’t want me ever kissing or even having flirtatious scenes with men which were very hard for me to avoid. So I began turning down auditions, job offers, test deals, friendship because I didn’t want to hurt him.”
She concluded by saying:
“I want the statistics to change and I hope that telling my story might prevent more stories like mine from happening.”
Below you can find her video revealing her experiences: