Story By: Ana Marjanovic, Sub-Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Newsflash
These shocking photos show the injuries sustained by a beautiful Brazilian influencer allegedly at the hands of her ex-boyfriend in front of her grandparents and baby son.
Milena Peixoto took to Instagram to tell her 298,000 followers of the injuries she sustained when she was allegedly attacked by her ex this weekend.
The influencer said her ex, whom she named as Wenderson Albuquerque, beat her in the street in front of her grandparents and even her 10-month-old son.
She said that “as well as tearing out my hair, he punched me in the throat”, and she told her followers she had reported him to the police for the violent attack.
The influencer said the attack took place after she told her followers that Wenderson had cheated on her, which had prompted her to call off the relationship.
He reportedly travelled from the municipality of Bodoco to the municipality of Granito, both in the state of Pernambuco, expressly to carry out the attack.
The two municipalities lie roughly 42.5 kilometres (26.4 miles) apart.
The young woman said she chose to tell her followers about the attack at the hands of her ex “so everyone can see who he really is”.
She also wrote: “I feel sorry for my son for having a father like this. Unfortunately, I didn’t know how to choose the right father.”
The influencer also posted video footage on her Instagram page, with one clip apparently caught on CCTV showing the attack unfolding.
And another clip shows the young woman returning back inside her house to show a clump of hair on the floor after it was allegedly torn out by the man.
The influencer said: “He beat me in front of my grandparents and my son. My son and my grandparents were in despair and he didn’t stop. My grandparents are elderly and have health problems, and my son is a 10-month-old baby.
“We were in a relationship for four years, and then I discovered his affair. I decided to speak some truths here for his lover.”
She added: “He didn’t like it and left Bodoco, another town. He had half an hour to think about what he was going to do. He broke into my house. He went directly to my bedroom, closed the door, and said, ‘if you don’t take down what you posted, I’m going to give it to you’.”
The majority of injuries the influencer sustained were bruises, mostly to her arms and legs.
She said: “He pulled out a clump of my hair and threw me to the ground. My son was crying a lot and he didn’t stop. He picked up our son in his arms and hit me with him still in his arms. He went out onto the street with him and I went after him with a knife.
“When he saw that I was about to scratch his car, he came up to me, grabbed the knife, grabbed me by my hair and dragged me on the tarmac. I madly wanted to beat him and no one let me… I poked my finger in his eye. He deserved more.
“Lots of people were watching and no one came to separate him. Only my family. Stop thinking you shouldn’t get involved in a fight between a man and a woman. Had I been home alone, he would have killed me.”
The influencer took to social media on Monday to thank her followers for the outpouring of support she received in the wake of denouncing the attack.
She revealed: “I woke up today totally sore. I couldn’t move even my neck because of the punch he gave me. It’s like a lorry has driven over me. The scratches on my leg and on my arm are stinging less and I’m now able to take a shower.
“I didn’t expect this to have resonated so much. May all you women who have also gone through this know that you are not alone. I’m here to give support, and this courageous act I did in revealing all will serve so that other women have this attitude and do not keep everything under wraps. I had people from my family who didn’t want me to post it.”