…I wasn’t dumb so I documented everything I could. I took the literal binder of her crazy messages to the police when her dad began making threats towards me. By this point I hadn’t seen her in two years. The cops advised me she had a history of domestic violence issues and to “not operate in the same hemisphere” as her. On one occasion I was told to consider moving to a different city due to her extensive history and that she might not ever stop obsessing over me. Police walked me through how to apply for a restraining order on her and referred me to counseling. Her dad’s a college professor. In court I listened to him rant about how perfect his daughter was and that neither of them knew me. He tried to say I was the reason she was fired from her job and that the counseling the police had referred me to wasn’t needed and that I’d use the sessions to drive by their house. The courts agreed with this and told me to stop using the court system to harass this girl. Police and Victim Services couldn’t believe this outcome and basically said “welcome to post-feminist America, where facts don’t matter and women are always right.” So Nik, and TheDirty Army, it’s 2015, and we know domestic violence goes both ways. But given my experiences, if my buddies come to me and say “hey bro, my girl hit me, I’m really embarassed and I don’t know what to do” – what do I tell them? What’s the proper way to handle nutty girls and overprotective dads? I did everything by the book and was labelled a liar based on the crest on her dad’s jacket.
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