Comedian Eric Omondi’s ex-girlfriend Chantal Grazioli has revealed that her boyfriend Nicola Traldi has been assaulting her on numerous occasions.
On Friday, Eric Omondi came out and showed bruises that Chantal got from being physically abused by the boyfriend.
She also said that she feared opening up about the assault because of fear of being judged by people.
“The photos posted as well are from previous assaults, it being not the 1st, the 2nd, the 3rd and unaccountable times that Nicola has assaulted and threatened me. On numerous occasions he has asked me to shun away from the media which I did due to fear of being humiliated and assaulted. I was afraid to come out but on Friday being the worst, I reached out to my mum to no avail, in the meantime my neighbors, security and caretaker came to my rescue. I reached out to Eric who was able to come through and assisted me from there henceforth and also came out to the public on my behalf,” Chantal said.
Chantel further asked people going through GBV to come out and seek help claiming that she was threatened.
“While he was assaulting me, he threatened me that he would come back and do it again and there was nothing I would do because he knows the big people. This puts my life in danger since I have no idea what he will do next. If he claims that he is being framed why can he not present himself at the police station, he is not reachable either. It is traumatizing and not easy for me physically and emotionally, neither is it not easy for any form of GBV victims irrespective of who is involved and especially those who cannot come out and speak about it. Majority are helplessly dying in silent. It is very very sad GBV is not taken seriously in this country,” she added.
However, Nicola denied the allegations claiming that he cannot physically abuse Chantel because he is a father of two daughter.
By: Emmaline Owuor