I leave it to you to determine which alternative better applies here:
Before I start, I want to say that this is the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do in my life. I understand that I am setting myself up to be attacked in more ways than has already been done to me. People may accuse me of lying and may try any tactic to protect him because they don’t know who he truly is. I will have to take the heat for being the first person to openly come out about this, though I am NOT the only one who has experienced the abuse from him. There are soooo sooo many of us. I know of some, I’m friends with some, and I’m without a doubt sure there are some I don’t even know about. It’s not my place to tell their stories. I can really only tell mine.So brave. Thank you for this. It is amazing what mental strength a woman must have to endure five years of relentless rape at the hands of a man without leaving him, or calling the police on him, at any time.
Throughout the five years of knowing him, I have been mentally and physically abused… by Toby Turner.