A model posted pictures of the happy beginning of her last relationship with her ex, along with her badly bruised face after 18 months.
Anthonia Rochus, 21, posted the pictures on Twitter with the message: “Where it all started V where it all ended”, claiming that her ex-boyfriend was responsible for the injuries.
She said she wanted to prevent other women from becoming victims after they separated after a year and a half. During this time, she claimed that a doctor told her she was lucky to be alive.
“This is my before and after,” said Belgian-born Miss Rochus. “No happy ending, no real happiness, just pain and sadness.”
Miss Rochus met her ex-boyfriend on vacation nearly two years ago, calling it “love at first sight” and adding that they “lived together almost immediately”.
However, her partner, who initially showered the model with gifts and compliments, soon revealed that he had a short temper and a jealous side, she claims.
She said, “All of a sudden I was no longer allowed to wear makeup and I couldn’t wear the clothes I wanted.”
The model claimed her boyfriend had become increasingly aggressive and first got rid of his frustration with the furniture.
After punching a hole in a door and throwing a lamp from the ceiling, he allegedly turned his attention to his young friend.
Miss Rochus said: “He saw me smoking a cigarette with a friend at a party and blowing a fuse.
“At home he grabbed my hair and slapped my face in the radiator. I drove to my mother that night with my face covered in blood.”
She also claimed that the violent episodes became more frequent after that night.
In the summer, Miss Rochus ended up in hospital after another suspected flogging sentence.
The model said, “The doctor who checked my injuries was very clear:” You received a severe blow to your temple. If it was a little stronger you could be dead now “
Ms. Rochus said she had filed a complaint against her ex-boyfriend with the police and an investigation into her allegations was ongoing.
“Look at the #MeToo movement,” she said. “Every woman now knows that they shouldn’t put up with this.”