The word abuse is being used so often these days, it is truly disheartening. From Hollywood big wigs to politicians, it seems more and more women are standing up against abuse in all its forms. The most recent revelations are particularly disturbing because they involve White House Staff Secretary, Rob Porter, who has since stepped down since the abuse allegations surfaced earlier today.
The allegations seem to hint that Porter was both physically and mentally abusive to his ex-wives:
Generally, when more than one person comes out against someone, it is safe to assume that person may have, indeed, been up to some shady deeds. That is all-but confirmed when the person accused of said abuse then steps down from whatever position of power they had. That is the silent version of an admittance of guilt, though Porter wholly denies any actual guilt here, stating it is all a smear campaign, but some of the things his exes have said to the press have clearly pointed towards the opposite being true:
…..’He was not done fighting with me. It was a glass shower door, he opened it and dragged me by my shoulders out of the shower to yell. Immediately upon seeing my reaction to that, he released me and apologized but it doesn’t take away that he was angry enough that that happened.’
But Porter has since stepped down from his position at the White House and now we just wait to see how this whole mess unfolds over time as more facts slowly leak on this troubling story.