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Domestic violence victim shares story as Morgan County goes purple

MORGAN COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -

Morgan County is going purple to raise awareness for domestic violence month, which is October.

The Morgan County Task Force Against Domestic Violence hosted an event Wednesday to remember victims. Local law enforcement participated and so did survivors of domestic violence.

Misty Spooner was one of the women who shared her story. She said her ex-husband gave her a concussion when she was three months pregnant nine years ago.

"He shoved me down into the kitchen table, in the corner of the kitchen table,” she said.

Afterward, she left and ended her marriage with her abuser.

"He did it front of my other three kids and my oldest daughter, who was 8 at the time,” said Spooner. “She had to tell the police officers what happened."

With the help of Crisis Services of North Alabama, she was able to move on. But she said recent lewd comments about women from presidential candidate Donald Trump has been tough for her to hear as a domestic violence victim.

"Watching him on TV sometimes has been very bothersome to me,” said Spooner. “It's reminded me of some of things that I went through."

Spooner said abuse isn't always physical. She said it can involve any threatening behavior, including emotional or mental abuse.

She's now a domestic violence advocate and has since remarried.

"He's gone with me to therapy, and he's written several articles for an organization that I'm a part of,” said Spooner.

She hopes her story of survival will help someone else who needs to leave an abusive relationship.

"That's the biggest thing that we can do is just be aware of it and talk about it," she said.

For more information here is the link to the Crisis Services of North Alabama.

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