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Roger Mathews took to Instagram to defend himself against his estranged wife Jenni (JWoww) Farley’s abuse allegations.
Mathews released his own video and copies of legal documents his lawyers have allegedly sent to the judge taking care of their divorce case, one day after Farley released videos that seemingly shows Mathews throwing her to the ground.
The Jersey Shore star also posted a lengthy letter to Mathews on her website, which details the alleged abuse she and her family have had to experience with him.
“I sit before you today a pretty heartbroken man in light of recent circumstances and things that were said about me in a long, rambling rant that was put out about me that was highly erroneous and had many lies in it,” Mathews said in his video.
He continued, “I had a speech prepared for me by my attorneys that I was going to read and I decided not to read it and just shoot from the hip. We were going to address this in court, which is the proper place to address it. We’ve proven Jenni, and her attorneys, to be liars in the past and we will do it again.”
Mathews said that he believes that Farley is “playing the victim” and shared that he has “the preponderance of evidence, the truth, the witnesses and the testimony.”
“My concern is my children and I will not stop until I have my children,” he concluded.
Truly sad it has come to this.
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In the legal documents that Mathews posted to Instagram, his legal team writes to Judge Valter H. Must to request an “immediate conference” and “mental evaluation” of Farley after she posted a “fictitious and defamatory account of alleged unilateral, abusive conduct that creates a false narrative to provoke and incite her personal followers…”
The document continues: “Mr. Mathews is imploring this Court to schedule an immediate conference to stop the economic damages, grave risk to Mr. Mathews and his children’s health and wellbeing from the potentially dangerous ‘fans’ of Ms. Farley that were provoked and incited by her words, and intentional infliction of emotional distress.”
“We are additionally seeking a mental evaluation of Ms. Farley since her conduct and ‘gaslighting’ bears all of the hallmarks of personality disorder with narcissistic tendencies,” the documents state.
Mathews’ lawyers also claim that the 32-year-old reality star is in “clear violation of an unequivocal court order restraining [her] from engaging in any harassing conduct towards” her estranged husband.
Farley responded to Mathews’ Instagram video on Feb. 1.
Her team released a statement about Mathews saying, “The accusations in the letter produced by Mr. Mathew’s counsel to the court lack merit, foundation and basis.”
The statement continued: “They are laced with false statements and voluminous efforts to further intimidate and bully a young mother: a survivor of domestic abuse. Moreover, they are a transparent and desperate ploy to deflect away from the hard, cold facts, none of which appear to have been responded to.”
“The bottom line is that when a parent acts to protect the safety and well-being of their children, they are following through with their responsibility,” the statement read. “It is this responsibility that Jenni Farley is focused on: working tirelessly to support these beautiful children and to set up a positive coparenting plan with their father that works for the benefit of Meilani and Greyson.”
On Wednesday, Farley posted videos taken by Mathews on her website, in which he admits to having an affair with another woman, whose husband allegedly beat him up. He goes on to claim it was worth the fight because the woman was “smoking hot.”
She claimed that Mathews had planned to blackmail her with a two-year-old video of herself throwing a vacuum and other items in his direction, while he was holding their then-six-month-old son Greyson, who can be heard crying. She posted this video to her website.
“Your intimidation tactics with footage that you intend to show out of context are meaningless,” Farley wrote.
She also posted screenshots of a text message conversation between a nanny and herself in regard to Mathews.
“I have spent the last few months trying to protect our children from public humiliation, because as parents, WE ARE SUPPOSED TO PROTECT THEM,” Farley began.
“I wanted to handle this out of the spotlight because our silence is their greater good. Even when you tried to disgrace my name, make false accusations and even point-blank lie… I still remained silent as challenging as it was… why? Because, greater good,” she continued.
“I can no longer sit idly by while you mistreat and malign me in such an egregious manner,” the mother-of-two wrote. “You have presented yourself to the public as a praiseworthy father and a husband who has been suffering by my alleged actions and behaviour.”
Farley alleges that it was herself and their children, Meilani Mathews, 4, and Grayson Mathews, 2, who were “hurt” by Mathews’ actions.
“You are an abuser to the core, Roger Mathews. If this was not enough, you have spit at me, You have pushed me. You have shoved me. You have aggressively thrown me to the ground. You have prevented me from closing doors to escape having you come at me. You have belittled and disparaged me. You have threatened me,” Farley wrote.
The 32-year-old reality TV star alleged that Mathews attempted to contact her former ex to get him to “intimidate” her. She wrote that Mathews knew there was a restraining order placed for her protection against her previous ex-boyfriend.
She said that Mathews teamed up with her ex, Thomas Lippolis, to extort money from her.
Lippolis was arrested in December and charged with third-degree extortion, the Tom’s River Police Department in New Jersey confirmed in a press release.
According to the press release, Farley claimed Lippolis attempted to extort US$25,000 from her “in exchange for not divulging secrets to the media.”
“It is unfathomable to me that because of you proactively contacting an ex-boyfriend of mine to team up against me, he was arrested for trying to extort money from me,” Farley alleged in her statement on Thursday.
“Your attempt to bring this heinous person back into my life (the mother of your children) after he nearly murdered me speak volumes as to who you really are,” Farley wrote. “You are an abuser to the core, Roger Mathews.”
Farley also accused Mathews of contacting her bosses to “attempt to smear my name and hurt my public image.”
Statement is too long for Instagram. Link in bio. JenniFarley.com
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Farley and Mathews were married in 2015 after nearly five years together.
She filed a restraining order against Mathews in December after the pair had got into an argument.
The 32-year-old mother filed for divorce in September.
If you or someone you know is experiencing abuse or is involved in an abusive situation, please visit the Canadian Resource Centre for Victims of Crime for help. They are also reachable toll-free at 1-877-232-2610.
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