Evelyn Lozada has made her voice heard among the sea of people encouraging Janay Rice to leave her husband, Ray Rice, after the video surfaced Monday of Rice knocking her out in an elevator.
Ray Rice has been punished, though some say not severely enough. Rice has been dropped from the Ravens and earned an indefinite suspension from the NFL.
Evelyn Lozada has plenty of room to give advice. In 2012, she was abused by her then-husband, Chad Johnson, of the Miami Dolphins.
Photos of her head after the alleged attack were horrifying. After the photos were released Johnson was charged with spousal battery, but he denied that he attacked her and insisted she head-butted him.
The difference between Evelyn Lozada and Janay Rice is that Evelyn left. Even though it was only weeks after their luxurious wedding.
She used Twitter to vent her anger at the situation, saying,
“It’s sickening, he had no actions that showed any remorse That video has me PISSED THE F*** OFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”
Evelyn Lozada has become an effective advocate for abused women. She is a great model for those who have been abused.
On everything I love, i'm not trying to make anyone look bad. I just want women to love themselves enough to leave.
— Evelyn Lozada (@EvelynLozada) September 8, 2014
Evelyn Lozada isn’t the only celebrity woman to sound off on this situation. UFC champion Ronda Rousey also had an opinion on the video and what Janay should do.
“You need to respect yourself and see what you’re worth and really know what your worth. Unfortunately, I think a lot of women undersell themselves; they don’t know how much they really deserve. I know for a fact that [Janay] deserves more then she believes.”
Of course everyone has an opinion on the matter. I guess only time will tell if Janay Rice will ever take Evelyn Lozada’s advice.