Australian supermodel Berenger Rose appeared to have it all, but then she married Shane Cuthbert. What started with a simple slap turned into disturbing abuse and torture, and some of it was captured in the graphic video above.
Berenger met Shane on Instagram, and she was quickly charmed by him.
“When I met him, he was the most amazing guy I had ever met in my whole life. He was so sweet and charming,” Berenger recalled, according to Mad World News.
Shane proposed two months into their relationship, and Berenger said yes, but she had no idea what was coming. After they married, Shane moved Berenger to a new city, far from her family and friends.
That’s when the abuse began.
Shane began brutally beating Berenger with objects like wooden poles, and torturing her with a cheese grater. He would record the abuse for his own amusement, and to show his depraved friends. Now, Berenger has released some of the footage in the hopes of helping other women.
“I just want other women, if they are in the same situation as me, to know: It’s a long dark tunnel but there is a light. There’s a light at the end and you can get there too,” she said.
“Every day, I thought, ‘I am going to be that next victim. I am going to be that next woman that gets killed,’” Berenger told A Current Affair, claiming she was being held captive by her possessive husband. “He would call me crazy. Tell me that I was the one abusing him and I believed him. I thought I was the one with the problem.”
“He would throw my head into walls, he would bash my head in the side of my bed,” she said, before adding, “There was no privacy. I couldn’t go to the bathroom with the door closed.”
“It started with that slap across my face and it escalated to him throwing my head into a brick wall,” Berenger continued. “He would hit my head, beat my arms, my legs, my hands, everywhere. He would just beat me like that until I was black and blue.”
Shane has been in jail for the past week, but none of the charges relate to what he did to Berenger. Luckily, she has used this opportunity to finally get away from her husband for good and tell her story.
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