Ahead of his scheduled New Years Eve fight with a bear, sporting Icon Bob Sapp is being accused of domestic violence. If that wasn’t enough problems for Sapp, the victim is also releasing photos of her alleged abuse.
It’s an unfortunate situation that the world is seeing too much of these days.
Bloodyelbow.com breaks it down:
Japanese outlet Shukan Bunshun reports that Sapp’s girlfriend is accusing him of domestic violence, along with photographs of the alleged injuries resulting from the apparent attack.
The as of yet unidentified victim has reportedly been in a relationship with Sapp since sometime around 2011, and has assisted with his management.
The alleged assault apparently happened in March of last year. The victim also provided a screenshot of an apology note purportedly written by Sapp via Facebook Messenger.
Along with his bear fighting plans, Sapp supposedly was set to participate in a sumo match against retired Yokozuna Asashoryu for Japan’s web TV service AbemaTV on New Year’s Eve (h/t Go Yamamoto). It remains to be seen whether either event goes forward as planned following these allegations.
If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence or is in an abusive situation, please contact the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence at 1-800-799-7233 (SAFE). Anonymous help is available 24 hours a day, and is entirely confidential.
Here’s the alleged victim’s photos: