A young athlete, Danry Vasquez, had a promising career as a professional baseball player until he was arrested for domestic violence in August of 2016. Vasquez, now 24 years old, was seen physically abusing his ex-girlfriend in a baseball stadium, which was captured on a surveillance video.
As reported earlier, Vasquez was playing for the Corpus Christi Hooks — an affiliate of the Houston Astros organization — at the time of the incident. He was quickly released by the team after news about the abuse went public; however, his girlfriend at the time — Fabiana Perez — refused to press charges, so he got off with a fine and anger management classes.
The surveillance video of Vasquez beating his girlfriend was released to the public in March of 2018. In the video, Vasquez ragingly drags her down the stairs by her hair and hits her in the face multiple times. WARNING: It may be difficult for some viewers to watch.
After the release of the video, Vasquez was let go by the most recent team he was playing for — the Lancaster Barnstormers. New details about their relationship also emerged following the video release.
According to Chron, Vasquez’s anger was reportedly triggered by Perez “breaking a rule” and said “hi” and hugged one of the team staff members. KHOU also reported that Perez regrets not filing charges, but “hopes that God forgives Vasquez and that he has changed for the sake of his wife.”
"It's true what they say: You need to walk a mile in someone's shoes to know how you'd feel in their situation. People don't know the stuff that I lived. People don't know the fear that I suffered,” she said.
Vasquez and his ex, who were a couple for six years and even got engaged towards the end of their relationship, eventually broke up and Vasquez married someone new, reported TMZ. As of March 2018, they are still together.
Vasquez spoke out after the high media attention, as well. He apologized and admitted that he was nervous this could ruin his career. Previously, in 2017, he released an apology statement and acknowledged he was “leaving everything in God’s hands,” stated TMZ.
If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1−800−799−7233 or TTY 1−800−787−3224. Additional information can also be found on their website.
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