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Monday, June 20, 2022

Amy’s story: After escaping domestic violence, sportswriter’s ex-wife speaks out to help others

In text messages from that period, Keri’s emotions shifted so unpredictably that Kaufman said the texts left her “completely destabilized.” In one text string, Keri wrote the word “sorry” 17 consecutive times.

In another message, he wrote: “I’m an abuser. If I’m nice for 3 weeks or 3 years you will always jump on me the second I’m not syrupy sweet to you. It’s too much pressure. Find someone else. I wish you all the happiness in the world.”

In a separate message, he wrote: “F— you for making me feel like garbage every day. F— you for ruining me.”

All the while, Keri kept up with his work, at times walking down the hall and into a room, literally flipping a switch and cheerily welcoming listeners to his podcast. Match up dates from the statement of facts to the headlines of Keri’s CBS Sports posts and a portrait emerges of a highly functional abuser.

“September 23-24, 2018: Mr. Keri bites Ms. Kaufman in the face.”

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: June 20, 2022 at 01:39 PM | 0 comment(s)
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Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Disgraced Montreal sports writer Jonah Keri sentenced to 21 months for domestic abuse charges

Disgraced Montreal sports writer Jonah Keri has been sentenced to 21 months in jail after pleading guilty to charges of assault, death threats and criminal harassment against his former wife and a minor.

The prosecutor had asked for a 12-month jail sentence as well as probation, while the defence had asked for no jail time.

Keri pleaded guilty last August to the charges, telling the court that he was sorry for his actions, but admitted his apologies were “meaningless” because “the cycle of violence continued.”

In a victim impact statement at a sentencing hearing last year, his wife described her marriage to Keri — just shy of one year — as a nightmare.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: March 23, 2022 at 03:14 PM | 50 comment(s)
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