Amy Schumer opened up about an abusive relationship from her past, in the hopes that other women would be comfortable enough to do the same. Amy recounted the painful memories in her new memoir, ‘The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo’. Click through to read an excerpt.
Amy Schumer‘s memoir, The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo, dropped on August 16, but fans have already devoured the entire book. And they’ve learned intimate details about the comedian, including some painful memories she’s dug up from her past. Amy has alleged that an ex-boyfriend was physically and emotionally abusive. One horrible night, his violent behavior escalated to the point that she thought she could die:
“I was screaming for him to stop, when he grabbed a butcher knife from a drawer,” Amy wrote. “And that’s when I was sure he was going to kill me. It may sound cliche, but I saw my life flash before my eyes. It can happen to anyone. You’re not alone if it’s happening to you, and you’re not exempt if it hasn’t happened to you yet.”
Amy had tried to escape from him that evening twice before the alleged attack happened. This is horrifying, and it wasn’t the only instance of abuse Amy allegedly faced at the hands of her ex-boyfriend; this was just the worst. Amy wrote that her ex once shoved her onto the hood of a parked car, causing her to slam her head and elbow, leaving her sore and bruised.
The comedian is now in a healthy and happy relationship with Ben Hanisch, a Chicago furniture designer she actually met online! Ben’s handsome, and seems lovely; he’s always posting sweet messages about Amy on social media, and supporting her at awards shows! Take a pic he captioned on Instagram after the Critic’s Choice Awards in January, for example: “One more from last night because this girl looked insanely gorgeous and I’m in love with her” So cute!
In a happier passage of her memoir, Amy talked about their relationship. “We sent each other very simple hellos and short, funny messages … When we met, we smiled at each other and in that moment, everything felt right.”
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