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'Bridgerton' star Ruby Barker speaks on her 'abusive relationship'

Ruby Barker revealed her recent heartbreaking experience with an abusive relationship

Fabeha Amir

'Bridgerton' star Ruby Barker speaks on her 'abusive relationship'

Ruby Barker revealed her recent heartbreaking experience with an abusive relationship

Bridgerton star Ruby Barker speaks on her abusive relationship
'Bridgerton' star Ruby Barker speaks on her 'abusive relationship'

Ruby Barker, known for her role as Marina in Netflix series, Bridgerton, shared details about her recent "abusive relationship."

Taking to her Instagram account on Saturday, Barker shared a detailed note in which she revealed her heartbreaking experience from her recent past and about going through a tough situation.

The Baghead actress also explained that being in an abusive relationship that led her to the hospital by the end of 2023.

She captioned the post, "Trigger warning: BTS 2023. What happens behind closed doors? Nobodies daughter or son deserves this. My father died and my mum out the picture, easy target, I guess."

Barker started the note, writing, "How did I find myself in hospital, overdosed on Xanax & liquor in November 2023, this is how."

She added, "I met a man in the pub. I was just back from my Dad's funeral. I had a party at my house. He stayed behind to help me clean up. That's how it began, Eventually this man was throwing things at me, threatening to punch me, jamming his fingers into my heart space whilst using his knees to pin me down. Spitting in my face. Standing over the bath I'd beg him for, for my grief and Mental Health whilst on the phone to my oldest friend and taking out his p---- to urinate, before laughing at my disgust, shock, and sadness, turning to go in the toilet."

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"He would withhold intimacy, shame me and be unfaithful. He put his hands around my throat multiple times, So much so, that when he ran at me and did it, I didn't flinch anymore. Holding a pillow over my face and whispering 'Think of the first night we met' in my ear. I wonder if he found it funny when I was scared and playing along with his 'jokes'. It starts as a joke," Barker further noted.

The 27-year-old actress further noted, "This is how predators gear up to kill you one day. His family enables him and so do every single one of his so called 'friends'. If he has a cocaine problem and/or moves in any of these ways, get out, I know I joke a lot, but this was not funny and ultimately nearly killed me. I was so confused and ultimately all I wanted was my Dad back. But he wasn't coming back to hit me with some wisdom."

"I spent nights on the phone to the Samaritans and the Police would call me and come by my place to see if I was okay. I didn't want to press charges. Refuge helped me understand what the cycle of abuse was and what it looks like. He knows. I know," she added.

Barker concluded her note, writing, "Now you know too. I've exploited his skills for my own gain, he exploited my kindness and generosity for sadism. And he calls me crazy."

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