Twitter users have been using two hashtags to call attention to domestic abuse in light of the scandal involving ousted NFL player Ray Rice.
Some have criticised former NFL player Ray Rice’s wife, Janay, for marrying him after he knocked her unconscious in an elevator while they were engaged.
These hashtags underscore how difficult it can be to get out of an abusive relationship.
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These stories aim to combat victim-blaming as the public becomes more aware of domestic violence in the wake of the Ray Rice incident.
Janay released a statement on Instagram on Tuesday defending her husband and decrying the media for publishing the video showing her abuse.