Christmas is over guys. Our beloved hero Charles Ramsey has been outed by The Smoking Gun as being a domestic abuser. I know a lot of us were waiting to see what skeletons surfaced from his Big Mac closet, and it was naive to think the guy didn’t have something that would come out, because most civilians minding their own business before they became a national hero would. The majority of us wouldn’t have police records, but I think the majority of us would have something we don’t want the rest of the world knowing about – like the state of my garage at present. So don’t come over. And it sucks that Charles Ramsey is a former abuser. From The Smoking Gun:
Charles Ramsey, whose 911 call and subsequent TV interviews have made him a microcelebrity, was once a repeat spousal abuser whose marriage ended in divorce following a 2003 felony conviction for battering his wife.
He was convicted three times of domestic violence. He served jail time, he was put on probation, and he attended domestic violence counseling programs, which was probably why he was so quick to assume what was going on at Ariel Castro‘s house was a “domestic violence dispute.”
This sucks. It’s depressing as hell that a man we have all commended for doing the right thing in protecting women is a man who had a wife divorce him stating ” extreme cruelty.” Domestic violence is unforgivable, and horrible, and I personally like to think there is a special place in hell for people who abuse their partners. But when you take the fact that Ramsey acted heroically in his part along with his other neighbors in protecting and helping to rescue three women held as prisoners in a basement for ten years and juxtapose this against the fact 1.5 million women are raped and/or physically assaulted by an intimate partner annually it’s pretty safe to say that Ramsey isn’t the first man out there to hurt a woman.
Every day we hear about men who abuse their partners. We have famous men who do this, James Brown, Charlie Sheen, Mike Tyson, Chris Brown, John Daly, Mel Gibson, Ike Turner – and this is just off the top of my head. And doesn’t include the thousands of not famous men (and women) who see nothing wrong with hurting someone they love.
My point is this, what Charles Ramsey did to his former wife is horrible and disgusting and depresses me completely, but the difference is, I don’t see someone like Chris Brown Or Mel Gibson rescuing anyone held captive in a basement dungeon. Or going on some worldwide tour speaking out against domestic abuse. Maybe Charles Ramsey learned his lesson. Maybe this is the universe’s way of letting this man make amends by doing the right thing in the terrible case in Cleveland.
I don’t like what you did Charles Ramsey, but I sure as hell would like it if you spoke out about this and used your newfound fame to educate people on domestic violence. This world sure could use it.
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