Brazilian beauty breaks silence on internet after suffering domestic violence
RIO DE JANEIRO: Former Brazillian beauty queen Renata Lustosa shocked her 7,000 followers on Instagram when she uploaded a harrowing footage accusing her ex-husband of domestic violence.
The harrowing footage uploaded onto Instagram last Thursday 24 shocked her 7,000 followers, and has since caused uproar across the South American nation.
Renata, a former Miss Piauí in 2011 and Miss Bahia in 2007, now works as a model and beauty therapist.
In the recording, she appeared distressed and tearful with red marks around her neck and a bruise on her left cheek.
The anguish of her situation was evident as she rubbed her forehead in desperation and told how her two-year-old son allegedly witnessed the vicious assault by his father, identified as Leonardo Ramos Henriques.
Renata who lives in Teixeira de Freitas, north east Brazil, said: “Once again I have suffered physical aggression over a trivial matter, arguments and lies.
“But it doesn’t matter whether I am wrong or he is wrong, nothing justifies a man beating a woman, nothing, nothing, nothing.
Shaking her head and trying to hold back tears as she recorded her ordeal, Renata explained: “If I go to the police station to file a complaint under the Maria da Penha law they will go after him, he will be arrested one day and the next day he will be out.
“He has vowed millions of times before to kill me, and I don’t doubt he will do this. I’ve already been beaten so I’ve decided not to bother reporting the case.”
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