Rumor has it that Jerramy Stevens and Hope Solo went through with their wedding even though he was recently arrested for assault charges, according to People. Stevens is the tight end for the Seattle Seahawks and Solo is the goalkeeper for the U.S. women’s soccer team. The couple has been dating for a mere two months, but applied for a marriage license last week. The two were reportedly arguing for where to get married when allegations were made that Stevens assaulted his fiancée. Stevens has been released based on lack of sufficient evidence to prove the charges. Though, a short-term imprisonment did not stop this duo from getting hitched.
What are some steps to take if you’ve been assaulted by your partner?
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Assault is a very serious issue and steps must be taken if your partner strikes you. Here are some things to do if you find yourself in this scenario:
1. Walk away: Before the situation escalates and gets even more dangerous, walk away if you can. There is no excuse for your partner assaulting you. Regardless of why they did so, remove yourself from the situation as quickly as possible.
2. Tell a friend: Don’t keep it to yourself. Tell a family member or a trusted friend who can be your confidante. Someone needs to know what is going on so that they can help you. Stay with a friend for the time being if needed.
3. Press charges: Whether you choose to press charges or not, keep in mind that if it happens once, it is going to happen again. Under no circumstances is it acceptable for someone to physically harm you.
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