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Divorce can happen to anyone, even the successful

An Olympic announcer who worked at Sochi this year as an announcer and is a former figure skater, has filed for divorce from his husband because the relationship was often violent and they both depended on the former Olympian earning enough money to support them. The man, who is 29-years-old, said that his two-year marriage with another man who is an attorney but not currently practicing, was not functioning well. He said that while he was in Russia he was facing one of the hardest times of his life and managed to escape by commenting on figure skating.

The announcer was extremely professional while commenting on television in Sochi, however when not on camera he was going through a "personal hell" with his partner who he claims is emotionally and physically abusive. He filed for divorce from his husband on February 12, while he was in Russia at the Olympic games. The physical abuse obviously went both ways because the announcer's ex-spouse released an image of a bite mark allegedly inflicted by the Olympic announcer.

The Olympic announcer alleges that his ex-husband inflicted mostly emotional wounds, but there was physical harm as well. He says that his friends saw his ex-spouse hit him and that fights between the two involved wrestling that sometimes got out of control. The police were called when the announcer bit his spouse and later, when they went to court, all charges were dropped. Some of the problem stemmed from the fact that, while the announcer took on the traditional role of wage earner/husband, his spouse did not adapt well to his role. They both wanted to wear the pants in the family.

The idea that it is all right to be abused, whether you are a male or a female, is wrong. If you are facing the thought of high asset divorce, or even one where money has little or nothing to do with the divorce, you may want to contact someone who understands what you are going through. A skilled attorney is a good start.

Source: Daily Mail, "'Friends saw him hit me.' Johnny Weir opens up about his "personal hell" after filing for divorce from husband 'who relied on his money'" No author given, Mar. 21, 2014

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