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We didn’t see this coming!
Again within the day, for like a complete week, it was all anybody might speak about. One easy gown caught the web by storm when half of the viewers swore it was black and blue and the opposite half was certain it was white and gold.
“The Costume That Broke the Web,” or just “The Costume,” grew to become a sensation after Caitlin McNeill shared a snap of the garment on Tumblr. She was asking for assist to find out the true shade of the gown, worn by a bride’s mom at a marriage. The photograph of the gown went so viral, it shot the proprietor and her household to fame — however now, we’ve discovered of a really sudden and disturbing plot twist…
The Scottish groom, Keir Johnston, who obtained his quarter-hour of fame in 2015 due to his mother-in-law’s outfit, appeared in Excessive Courtroom in Glasgow on Monday after being charged with the tried homicide of his spouse, Grace Johnston.
The 38-year-old, from the Isle of Colonsay, is now being accused of committing 11 years value of home violence acts and coercive management measures in opposition to his spouse earlier than he allegedly tried to kill her final March! Yikes!
Prosecutors say Johnston pinned his spouse to the bottom and compressed her neck as he sat on her throughout an incident on March 6, 2022. He allegedly positioned his palms round Grace’s neck repeatedly, strangling her and proscribing her means to breathe whereas making threats of violence. He additionally allegedly threatened to kill her and brandished a knife at her, inflicting additional harm.
Different allegations, dated between April 2019 and March 2022, embody claims Keir pushed Grace in opposition to a wall, shouting at her and choking her. He additionally allegedly tried to get right into a car she was in, hitting her by an open window. Moreover, he’s accused of placing her in a headlock and dragging her out of a pub after she refused to depart with him. Even in public he was like this? Rattling…
It’s also claimed he engaged in different basic abuser conduct. He allegedly remoted his associate from her family and friends and monitored her cash to determine how a lot she might have entry to. Jeez.
Keir is denying all allegations in opposition to him. The case will proceed in a preliminary listening to earlier than a 2024 trial. We guess we’ll see what the jury thinks after they have a look at him — whether or not they see a violent abuser or not.
As talked about, the couple grew to become fairly well-known after the gown went viral practically a decade in the past. They even appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Present to debunk the speculation the gown was white and gold. There they got $10,000 and a visit to Grenada within the Caribbean.
Mockingly, on the time the Salvation Military launched a home abuse consciousness marketing campaign utilizing the gown’ reputation for consideration. One in all their advertisements featured a bruised and overwhelmed lady posing in a white and gold gown with the tagline noting:
“Why is it so exhausting to see black and blue? The one phantasm is if you happen to assume it was her alternative. One in six ladies are victims of abuse. Cease abuse in opposition to ladies.”
A really eerie factor to look again on now… Reactions, Perezcious readers? Tell us (beneath).
When you or somebody is experiencing home violence, assist is accessible. Contemplate calling the Nationwide Home Violence Hotline at 800-799-7233, or textual content START to 88788, or go to https://www.thehotline.org/.