Shocking photos of large black and blue bruises covering a woman's legs and arm were posted by comedienne Beth Stelling, who took to Instagram saying she was in an abusive relationship.
The 29-year-old comic opened up about the abuse she says she suffered at the hands of her ex-boyfriend.
“When I broke up with my ex this Summer, it wasn't because I didn't love him, it was because of this,” she wrote on Instagram.
Stelling didn't name names and only wrote that her ex is also a comedian who lives in Los Angeles.
“It's embarrassing. I feel stupid. After being verbally, physically abused and raped, I dated him for two more months. It's not simple,” she wrote.
She goes on to explain why she chose to share her personal story of survival on social media.
She wrote: “I didn't want to hurt him, start a war, press charges... I don't want revenge... I won't keep it a secret any longer so that a future woman has a fair chance of avoiding it.”