ANTM star and model blogs domestic violence
January 6, 2008 9:19 AM Subscribe
Elyse Sewell blogs domestic abuse in her Livejournal
. Think you had a shitty weekend? Nah. Why not compare it to mine? . . . On the drive home (home?) from Albuquerque to Portland, my ex-boyfriend got sh*tfaced and roughed me up in a Sacramento hotel. I escaped from the room through a blitzkrieg of violence and talked to hotel security, who called the fuzz.
Frankly I'm not even sure I should be posting this but in her journal comments Elyse has said that she understands she has posted to a public forum and doesn't want to be able to pretend it didn't happen. Over the weekend Elyse's now-ex-boyfriend, Marty Crandall of The Shins, was arrested for domestic violence against Elyse in a hotel room; his time in jail can be followed here
(enter the name Martin Crandall). Elyse was arrested as well (her journal notes that she bit him in self defense and he demanded her arrest) but her parents posted bail. Her livejournal entry recounts the incident in her normal dry, mordant style, noting that her jailers recognized her from America's Next Top Model. There are a few press reports, too, mostly citing to the livejournal site.
Is there a clear downside for Elyse in livejournaling this, as long as everything she says in her comments is true? My first instinct (and other commenters as well) was to suggest she take the post down in case it was used as evidence, but on the other hand as long as it is true could it actually hurt her in court?