Blake Jenner Admits to Abusive Relationship But Also Claims to be Victim, Social Media Supports His Ex-Wife Melissa Benoist
Actor Blake Jenner posted a statement on Instagram in which he admitted being in an abuse relationship without naming the partner involved (VIDEO BELOW):
I take full responsibility and accountability for the hurt that I inflicted during my relationship with my past partner — emotionally, mentally, and yes, physically.
In a moment of frustration, while I was standing in the hallway and she was in our bedroom, I threw my phone aimlessly and it hit my former partner in her face. I froze in a state of shock and horror as my then-partner screamed in anguish, her eye immediately swollen shut from the impact of the phone.
It’s a moment that I will regret for the rest of my life. … I am responsible for the pain that I caused her in that moment and beyond. And it is something that I am still working on forgiving myself for.…
Jenner also claimed to be a victim of abuse in what he called a “toxic cycle”:
There was mental, emotional and physical abuse inflicted from both ends… I was made to feel guilty for working as I received phone calls from my former partner while I was away, threatening self-harm out of depression and a deep-seated fear of abandonment.
I was physically assaulted in the shower, leaving me with a traumatic injury that I do not want to delve into at this time.
Jenner’s ex-wife Melissa Benoist — who has support on social media with the hashtag #IStandWithMelissa — voiced her abuse allegations in an Instagram video in November 2019, notes The Hollywood Reporter:
I learned what it felt like to be pinned down and slapped repeatedly, punched so hard I felt the wind go out of me, dragged by my hair across pavement, head-butted, pinched until my skin broke, slammed against the wall so hard the drywall broke, choked.
The “Supergirl” star described an incident that involved having an iPhone thrown at her face, injuring her eye and breaking her nose:
Deep down I never believed he would change, I just fooled myself into thinking I could help him…Someone had to let him know his behavior wasn’t OK, and who better than the one he was taking it out on?