Why Madison Beer Stayed with Jack Gilinsky for a Year After Being Abused

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The leaked audio of Jack Gilinsky verbally abusing his now-ex-girlfriend, Madison Beer, was shocking, but what was perhaps even more baffling was the fact that it happened a year ago, meaning that the couple didn’t break up immediately after it happened. The musicians are no longer together at this point, but the 18-year-old felt the need to explain why she stayed in the toxic relationship for so long.

“This message is for my fans, friends and people who have sent me so much love and support over these past few days,” the teen said in a now-deleted Twitter note. “You guys being here for me has brightened my world more than you can ever know. Jack and I having to face this yet again has been so hard. Many of you [are] asking me, ‘Why would you stay with him if it happened last year?!’ My theory was, and as horrible as this is, is that if I left him, he’d do it to the next girl. I tried to fix him. We have both grown and changes so much at this point and it has been an extremely difficult thing to relive / even go thru what you have all heard in the first place and I hope ALL of my fans learn from my foolishness. If someone is mistreating you in ANY way, please speak up.”

The brunette also explained that she didn’t tell anyone how she was being treated because she was afraid Jack would break up with her, or that no one would believe her.

“It is NEVER okay and I was blinded by love and much too afraid to come out and say anything in fear I would be broken up with / not taken seriously by someone I told. SPEAK UP. Don’t make the same mistakes I did, your safety is never worth it. No matter what, no one deserves to be treated that way. You deserve the world and respect from EVERYONE and ANYONE. Be strong and thank you again.”

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