A woman who was allegedly made to walk naked through the streets of New York after claims her boyfriend caught her messaging other men has spoken about her ordeal.
Jason Melo, 24, allegedly choked and punched the 22-year-old woman, in front of their two-month-old daughter before making her strip off all her clothing and walk around their block.
She also claims Melo told her that if she did not do as he asked he would throw her down the stairs and slash her face.
Speaking of her ordeal, the young woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, said she is now hiding in their apartment with her newborn daughter afraid to go out.
She told Univision :
“I was so scared of him, I didn’t know what to do, I couldn’t even think. He started threatening me, he threatened to slash my face.”
In a series of Instagram videos, posted yesterday, he apologised to his girlfriend and said he regretted what he had done.
He said: “Please forgive me, I want you all to know that I am not as bad as you think. I just want to tell you all that I feel bad, as a man. You don’t know what was going through my mind.”
Melo has been charged with assault in the third degree, menacing in the second degree, and endangering the welfare of a child.