Just hours after “Jersey Shore” star Jenni ‘JWoww’ Farley published a “Letter to Roger Mathews” publicly, her estranged husband is now defending himself.
As Dearly previously reported, in the long and detailed letter JWoww wrote, she claimed that she was abused by Mathews and that he didn’t have their children’s best interest at heart.
A small portion of the letter read:
I CONFIDED IN YOU ABOUT MY PAINFUL PAST AS A SURVIVOR OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE. HOW SHAMEFUL THAT YOU USED IT TO BEAT ME DOWN FARTHER. WHEN YOUR OWN ACTS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AGAINST ME WERE QUESTIONED, YOU CHOSE TO REACH OUT TO THIS UNSPEAKABLE PERSON IN ORDER TO INTIMIDATE ME. YOUR ATTEMPT TO BRING THIS HEINOUS PERSON BACK INTO MY LIFE (THE MOTHER OF YOUR CHILDREN) AFTER HE NEARLY MURDERED ME SPEAK VOLUMES AS TO WHO YOU REALLY ARE. YOU ARE AN ABUSER TO THE CORE, ROGER MATHEWS.
I HAVE BEEN BROKEN DOWN, BEATEN, HOSPITALIZED, TRAUMATIZED, THREATENED, DEGRADED, BATTERED, AND ABUSED. I GOT OUT. I STAND STRONG TODAY. FOR ME. FOR GREYSON. FOR MEILANI. THEY WILL NOT GROW UP WATCHING THEIR MOTHER BEING A VICTIM OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE. I WILL BE A VICTIM NO LONGER. ROGER, KNOW THIS HERE AND FOR ALWAYS – MY KINDNESS SHOULD NEVER AGAIN MISTAKEN FOR WEAKNESS. REMEMBER THAT.
I WILL NOT BE THREATENED.
I WILL NOT BE CONTROLLED.
I WILL NOT BE BROKEN.
After the letter went viral, JWoww’s estranged husband took to Instagram to defend himself by sharing a video, in which he said his estranged wife was “playing the victim.”
“What’s up, guys? I sit here humbly before you today, a pretty heartbroken man in light of recent circumstances and things that were said about me in a long, rambling rant that was put out about me that was highly erroneous and had many lies in it.
I had a speech prepared for me by my attorneys that I was gonna read and I just decided not to read it and just shoot from the hip.
We are going to address this in court which is the proper place to address it. We’ve proved Jenni and her attorneys to be liars in the past and we will do it again. […] This is just the early stages of this.
I know that we have the proponents of truth on our side. I know that there is a deep-rooted history of this, a deep-rooted history of this, playing the victim.
We have the proponents of evidence, truth, the witnesses, and the testimony. My concern is my children and I will not stop until I have my children.”
And like JWoww, Roger also included copies of court documents in his post, which call out those alleged lies.