San Francisco Giants CEO filmed manhandling wife in public

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2019/03/02/san-francisco-giants-ceo-filme.html

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How often does the victim wind up apologizing for her own abuse? These scenarios reoccur so damn often it is dizzying. “I am sorry i forced him to beat me, i will be more subservient in future.” :rage: Speaking as a man, damn, men suck.

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Who are you going to believe, his wife or your lying eyes?

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And yet guys like this get promoted to CEO every. single. time. “He’s a leader,” they said. “Can’t make an omelette,” they said.

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I believe the word you are looking for is assaulting.

Just because two people legally married doesn’t waive physical assault.

“Manhandling” almost sounds like an excuse like “boys will be boys”.

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Foot injury due to what and by whom I wonder?

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He owns an organization whose employees are paid to deliver and receive brutal physical contact. Applying physical violence to his personal life doesn’t appear to bother him.

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Here’s hoping she gets the team in the divorce settlement.

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She had just said to him, “Well you never deserved Bryce Harper!”

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Uh, what? He owns a baseball team, not a football team.

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“She had a hurt foot so of course I knocked her off of her chair with my manly assertiveness.”

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Curious why the video was edited. Did he help pick her up after the fall? Did strangers? Did he callously walk away? Just the seconds of the raw physical conflict is shown, followed by a cut to him already far off, walking away looking flustered and upset. What happened in the middle? Did tmz cut it to make him look even more of an asshole?

If she says everything is ok that’s basically the end of it. We can imagine her trapped in a nightmare relationship all we want but it’s her life not ours. I find our willingness as a culture to jump into stories like this as opportunities to reinforce narratives and stereotypes about the world highly suspect.

Our gut assessment about him being awful may be right, but it also may be wrong. I don’t see how any of us benefit by passing judgement so quickly on others after seeing a few seconds of video footage.

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What was very clear on the video was physical assault. You can make up stories all day about what ‘actually’ happened, but the video shows a crime being committed.

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It would be hard to make him look like more of an asshole.

We all know what we saw. Though some of us aren’t looking for ways to excuse it.

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Giants are a baseball team. Not saying there isn’t a lot of testosterone there, but technically speaking violence isn’t part of the game.

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I dunno about that, there’s balls in that game. And they really take a beating!

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No, it’s not. That’s not how this works anymore. That way gets women killed. The police have the full video and are investigating. A victim’s word that everything is ok is not sufficient, especially when the alleged assailent is their spouse.

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Rather rough with a person he claims he ‘knows’ has an ankle injury. Did he help her up after or berate her for hysteria? What a jerkass.

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I don’t often fall out of chairs, but when I do, I always scream OH MY GOD and attempt to kick at the sky afterwards. Nothing wrong with that, nothing anyone should be concerned about, at all.

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