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Domestic violence has no social status in Connecticut

As Connecticut couples go through their ever changing and growing roles in life, the relationship often strengthens. Sometimes, though, it breaks apart. Most relationships that end do so with few specific incidents. Some partners are unable to control their rage or heartbreak and result to violence to exert their will over the other partner. The NBA Clipper's center, Willie Reed, has recently been arrested on a domestic violence charge after an argument with his wife, who expressed her desire for a divorce.

Reports indicate that the big man was booked at 3:07 a.m. after his wife reported to police that their verbal argument became physical. After telling her husband that she wished to leave, she says he told her to leave and then grabbed her purse, which caused her to fall off balance. Allegedly, he then proceeded to drag her through the apartment until the purse strap broke. Once the strap broke, she says she tried to run. It's claimed that he then grabbed her by her shirt, which then tore.

When she tried to leave their home with their two children, she alleges he grabbed and twisted her wrist, causing her to fall to her knees. She says she was then able to flee after she used a glass candle to strike him in the back of the head. On her way out of their apartment complex, she apparently told the lobby assistant to call police.

Domestic violence can be found in a wide range of relationships, regardless of the social status of either spouse. Individuals in Connecticut who find themselves victims of domestic violence may seek to sever the ties with their abuser. A family law attorney can provide support and resources to victims, guiding them through the process of obtaining restraining orders and pursuing a divorce.

Source: NBC Connecticut, "LA Clipper's Center Arrested on Domestic Violence Charge", Erika Glover, Aug. 6, 2017

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