WOMEN
08/14/2014 09:45 am ET Updated Aug 14, 2014

From The Porn Star And The MMA Fighter To Rihanna And Chris Brown, Is A Photo Of Domestic Abuse Not Enough?

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Despite having the results of physical brutality in front of our eyes, when it comes to violence against women, seeing, sadly, is still not believing.

On Monday, adult film actress Christy Mack took to Twitter and posted pictures of herself bruised and battered – allegedly the result of a beating that she said she received from her ex-boyfriend, Jon Koppenhaver, a mixed martial arts fighter who goes by the name War Machine. Along with the pictures, she tweeted her account of the attack, writing that Koppenhaver beat her, forced her to undress and shower in front of him, threatened to rape her (but couldn’t get aroused), chopped off her hair with a knife, and stabbed her. Mack says her injuries include 18 broken bones, various lesions and missing teeth.

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