When you hear of things like this, you think of
ultraconservative, patriarchal societies. Stretch your imagination all
you want but one particular nation doesn’t come to mind. A man in
America who caught his wife sending nude pictures and erotic messages
made her walk down the street naked while he taped the humiliating
affair. What’s more, it didn’t happen in the religiously conservative
south but in liberal New York.
In the disturbing clip, the man trails the visibly shaken woman – who covers her modesty in nothing but a white towel.
As he follows her, he shouts ‘she’s a tart’, ‘b****’ and
‘w****’ and berates her for messaging seven other men. As the woman
walks down the street in New York, with the towel wrapped round her, he
shouts in Spanish: ‘Take off your towel! Co-operate b****. Show what you
are, so pretty and so great. She’s a tart. Let’s go. Let’s go. Say hi
to the camera and say why you’re doing this.
‘Take off your towel and pay the price for the shame I feel after
telling you how pretty you were and that I wanted to start a family with
you, but it the meantime you were talking to seven other men.’
The woman retorted: ‘But not to have sex with them.’
This only served to anger him further and he scoffed: ‘Oh
wow, not to have sex! But conversations about kissing, with “love”,
“babe” and the pictures.’
As she continued to walk away from him, he said: ‘Take off your towel. You’re going to pay the price like a w****’.
‘Since you’re a w****, pose like a w****. Damn w****’
‘Now the guys you’re talking to will see if you’re worth it, talking to seven men while I was with you.’
He then ripped the towel from her, leaving her completely naked in the street, apart from a pair of boots.
As she tried to hide between parked cars, he continued to
hurl insults at her. She then tried to cover her modesty with the
protective sheet for a motorbike.
As she stood with the sheet wrapped round her, he said: ‘Now, like that, yes. That’s what you’re worth.
‘Do you really think I’m going to stay with you while you’re sending and receiving naked pictures, you damn b****?’
She then replied saying: ‘Give me the towel.’
But he refuses, telling her bluntly: ‘This is what you deserve.’
Predictably, the video provoked outrage from many people on social media.
One wrote: ‘I don’t know what she did and I don’t care. Nobody deserves to be humiliated [like that].’
Another commented: ‘Maybe this is just a hint why she was talking to other men…’
And to think that is someone’s daughter, sister, aunty, cousin.