DUGGAR cousin Amy King revealed she is a domestic abuse survivor and said her ex "grabbed her neck and hit her head against a wall" in a shocking post shared on Instagram.
The former Counting On star shared the personal information as Domestic Violence Awareness month begins.
The 35-year-old took to her social media to share a photo of herself holding up her which had "Enough" written in black.
She then wrote a lengthy caption and revealed an incident featuring two now ex-boyfriends.
Amy wrote: "I dated a guy before I was married that was in oil. A lot of money and had a pretty big status around town. We were at a New Years party at some millionaires house and he was telling a story, but he wasn’t telling the story right so I said, 'No, babe, it went like this.'"
However, things took a turn, as Amy said her boyfriend at the time walked her out of view, and "grabbed me by the neck and grabbed my hair and hit my head against the wall several times and told me to never make him look bad again.
"My job as his girlfriend was just to make him look good. He said if you don’t shut your trap you won’t be my wife. I remember shaking and totally scared not knowing what to do."
The ex reality star then touched on another incident with a different man, as she said once they were "watching a movie and randomly he said to me, 'I bet you are thinking about another guy right now,' and I was like 'umm no.'
"And he got up and screamed, 'DON’T LIE TO ME!!'"
Amy then revealed he "slammed his hand against his large TV and broke it into a million pieces and was throwing things and then raised his first like he was going hit me."
The former reality star concluded: "Enough is enough. Imagine the nightmare if I would have married either men? Abuse starts small, and they figure out what they can get away with and then it leads to more and more and more until they literally cannot stop.
"If you are married or dating someone who threatens your security in any aspect LEAVE. Escape their wrath and their manipulation and control."
'TO HELP SOMEONE'
People were quick to praise the ex TV star, as they rushed to the comments section to react.
One person wrote: "Thank you for your courage in sharing your story! You are helping more people than you know."
Another added: "You're so brave for sharing your story."
Amy also explained on her Instagram Stories that she shared those incidents in order to "help someone."
"It was hard to leave them, but then I was like, 'OK, this is not what love looks like," Amy added, explaining more of her personal story.
Amy has since married husband Dillon King, as they tied the knot in 2015. The couple also share a son, Daxton, who they welcomed in 2019.
While she talked about the abusive men in her past, Amy did praise her husband on her Stories, as she shared a photo of him with their son and wrote: "Thank you lord for Dillon.
"I never have to worry about my safety again. He protects me and my heart. Such a good husband and daddy. Truly blessed."
Amy has been quite open about her marriage, ignoring her family's modesty rules, which are encouraged by Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar.
She has also been open about expanding her family, previously telling fans: "There’s power in knowing your fertility health.
"Dillon and I are still deciding if you want two sweet kiddos running around and @modernfertility is helping us be more educated in knowing my body and where my hormone levels are at especially after ending breastfeeding!
"I will be taking this test and sharing my results very soon!"
If you or someone you know is affected by any of the issues raised in this story, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 or chat at thehotline.org.
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