Kim Kardashian experienced domestic violence in her marriage. Her husband, Damon Thomas, repeatedly hit her and was very controlling. Kim eloped to marry Damon Thomas at age 19; the marriage lasted only three years.
It should have ended much sooner, right after he hit her for the first time a few months after they were married. Abuse tends to escalate. It is very dangerous to stay married to a man who hits you. Too often a woman who is being beaten by a husband ends up dead.
In the divorce papers, Kim stated that “Thomas would punch her in the face, slam her against walls and throw her across the room, leaving her bruised and battered,” reports the Daily Mail.
Since the marriage lasted three years, Kim must have kept the violence to herself for quite some time. That is never good. If you are getting hit let friends and family know and get help.
Damon Thomas Made Kim Kardashian Ask Permission to Leave the Home
Thomas was also very controlling in the marriage. Kim was not allowed to leave the home without his permission. According to the court documents, Kim even had to ask permission to go to the supermarket. She was not allowed to go out to dinner with lifelong friends.
A husband who tries to isolate you from family and friends is an abusive husband. He wants full control of you. He wants you to exist only for him.
Kim states that Thomas hit her in the face while they were visiting her mother’s house. The Daily Mail reports that she said “I thought about calling the police but was afraid and decided not to do so.”
Thomas also urged Kim to get plastic surgery, report Star magazine. That’s another sign of abuse. Kim Kardashian didn’t weigh much at all while married to Thomas. And yet he found fault with her physique. Abusive men are never happy; they find fault with everything.
Thomas was violent to Kim even after the marriage was over. When she returned to the marital home to get some belongings he tossed her across a room.
Luckily Kim got out of the marriage alive. It is now very admirable that she is speaking out about her violent marriage. The truth of her marriage should help other women in abusive marriages understand that no one should stay with a man who beats them.
Will Women Continue to Work with Damon Thomas?
Damon Thomas has worked with many major female singers. Will they want to work with him again now that Kim has revealed what a violent husband he was? I doubt it. Sisterhood is powerful. When you hit one woman we all feel it in our hearts.
Too Much Domestic Violence in America
Domestic violence is endemic in our society. It is far too common. Look at women in entertainment for a sampling of how so many women are hit by men in their lives: Rihanna, Tina Turner, Farrah Fawcett, Kim Kardashion, Halle Berry, Diane Lane, Brooke Mueller, Brooke Satchwell, and Madonna and probably many others who kept the violence a secret.
Go To Police Immediately if You are Beaten
It is very important to document all occurrences of domestic violence. Go to the police station immediately. File a report about the beating. Have the cops take a picture of the areas where you were hit. Document all details about the violence. Ask for advice about how to proceed to escape the domestic violence.
Let the cops tell you about resources to get out of a dangerous marriage. They are there to help you. They have seen what happens in a violent marriage. They can give you realistic information about how dangerous it is to stay married to a man that is beating you.
Get Medical Care After Domestic Violence
Also, go the doctor or emergency room to get medical treatment after the abuse. If your head was slammed against something it is crucial to get the injury checked out right away. Also, the medical report will document your injuries.
Leave a Marriage if You are Beaten
It is very dangerous to remain married to a man who beats you. You deserve better. Start making a plan to get out of the marriage and move on to a happier life. For information about domestic violence go to: www.NDVH.org.
Call the 24-hour, free domestic violence hotline if you are in crisis due to domestic violence: 1 -800- 799-7233.