That Strictly guy’s girlfriend put out a statement and the (n) bit was magnificently withering
You’ll probably have seen by now this unfortunate business involving comedian Seann Walsh and his Strictly Come Dancing partner, Katya Jones.
Walsh’s (now) ex-girlfriend Rebecca Humphries now put out a statement and it’s got women (and plenty of men) cheering from the rooftops.
Walsh said this on Twitter after pictures emerged of him kissing his Strictly partner.
In light of the story in today's newspaper I would like to offer my sincere apologies for my actions. This is no excuse but it was a one-off drunken mistake which I am truly sorry for.
— Seann Walsh (@seannwalsh) October 7, 2018
And Katya Jones said this.
I’m so sorry about any offence or hurt I may have caused with my actions. I wasn’t thinking and it was a one-off mistake after some drinks. I love my husband and we are very happy together, this is not a reflection on our relationship.
— katya Jones (@Mrs_katjones) October 7, 2018
But now actress Rebecca Humphries has rather trumped both of those with a devastating seven-paragraph statement which managed the unlikely feat of turning something awful into something very positive.
— Rebecca Humphries (@Beckshumps) October 8, 2018
It’s magnificent stuff, and in cast thats’s tricky to read, here it is again.
“My name is Rebecca Humphries and I am not a victim.
“I wasn’t sure whether to respond to events from the past week, but I feel the narrative has missed a couple of crucial elements that I would like to clear up.
“It’s incredibly good of Sean(n) and Katya to apologise in the media. I have received nothing, other than the support of my family, friends and a host of strangers on the internet who all wanted to make sure I was OK. What I have also Kindly received are many offers to sell my side of the story, but I would prefer for it to be on my own terms.
“Those pictures were taken on October 3rd. It was my birthday. I was alone at home when Seann texted at 10pm saying the two of them were going for one innocent drink.
“We spoke and I told him, not for the first time, that his actions over the past three weeks had led me to believe something inappropriate was going on. He aggressively and repeatedly called me a psycho/nuts/mental. As he had done countless times throughout our relationship when I’ve questioned his inappropriate, hurtful behaviour.”
“But – this whole business has served to remind me that I am a strong, capable person who is now free; and no victim. I have a voice and will use it by saying this to any woman out there who deep down feels worthless and trapped with a man they love:
“Believe in yourself and your instincts. It’s more than lying. It’s controlling. Tell some very close friends who, if they’re anything like my wonderful network, will swoop in and take care of the logistics and you.
“It’s important also to recognise that in these situations those that hold power over you are insecure and fragile, and their need for control comes from a place of vulnerability. I think it certainly does in Sean’s case. Despite everything, I hope he gets what he wants from this. I’m not sorry I took the cat though.”
And here are just a few of the things people are saying about the statement online.
I think it's the (n) that I find most satisfyingly withering https://t.co/Yn8Rb4H1iL
— Camilla Long (@camillalong) October 8, 2018
What a powerful, important message. You will help so many people going through similar experiences. You’re amazing. X
— Stacey Solomon (@StaceySolomon) October 8, 2018
I had no idea that parentheses could be this withering https://t.co/PTqk8Sl9Sz
— Stuart Heritage (@stuheritage) October 8, 2018
I couldn’t love or respect you more. X
— Alastair Coomer CDG (@AlCoomer) October 8, 2018
❤️ From one cat lover to another… thank you. Xx https://t.co/TXIEGL9fQ0
— Giovanna Fletcher (@MrsGiFletcher) October 8, 2018