Karrine Steffans: I’ve Been Abused

Published by Runteldat on Tuesday, November 23, 2010 at 12:00 am.

Karrine Steffans is back in the news and surprise, surprise it centers on some drama involving a man.

Wait, before I continue judging her I will say that her newly published letter on her Web site deals with domestic violence – a serious issue.

But then I’m reminded that this is Karrine Steffans, America’s next great novelist. Is she telling the truth? If so, somebody needs to call the police versus the Web master. If not, someone fill her prescription.

Here’s an excerpt:

“For the past several years, I have been involved in a highly abusive relationship. I have been choked, whipped with belts, thrown about, berated, belittled, raped, and disregarded as a human being. I have been abandoned and embarrassed, then, loved and coddled.

I have been caught in a vicious cycle and have left on many occasions, just to return.

I have found little support from my friends and family because I complain, and I cry, then I go back for more. I go back knowing that, one day, he’ll kill me but he’s all I have. He’s the only one who understands because he’s stuck in this cycle, too.

When I try to confide in friends they ask, ‘Well, what did you do to him? What did you say to him?’ They tell me, ‘You know how he is, he’s never going to change, so why do you stay? You know what you’re getting into. Don’t tell anyone because he’ll come out looking good and you’ll only make yourself look bad.’ It’s always my fault.

While she doesn’t say just who she’s referring to, considering how she signed the letter it’s kind of clear she’s talking about Eddie Winslow (or Darius McCrary as his birth certificate prefers):

“I love him though it pains me to admit. It sickens me to know that I will return to him in an instant and that the next time could be the last time and that breath, my last breath. Still, I hold out hope that one day we’ll learn how to love one another without pain. I pray that those who look on with smirks and judgments know one thing –– domestic violence is very real and, at times, very final.

If you, or someone you know, has been a victim of domestic violence, please contact the National Domestic Abuse Hotline at (800) 799-7233.”

—Karrine Steffans‐McCrary

I guess she has a book coming out.


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