Janay Rice Slams Media Over Coverage of Abuse Video
September 09, 2014
A day after video footage emerged showing her husband, Ray Rice, knocking her unconscious in an elevator, Janay Rice criticized media coverage of the incident in an Instagram post.
"No one knows the pain that the media & unwanted options from the public has caused my family," she wrote. "To make us relive a moment in our lives that we regret everyday is a horrible thing."
Rice blamed the media for her husband's suspension, pointing to ratings as the impetus behind coverage of the video. 'To take something away from the man I love that he has worked his ass off for all his life to gain ratings is horrific," she wrote.
Here is her post in full:
As Dave Zirin pointed out in the Nation yesterday, most media outlets seemed unconcerned about the impact the video's release would have on Rice.
"No one cares that she is now going to have to relive this incident over and over again. No one cares that the world has now become privy to what may be the most humiliating moment of her entire life. No one cares that she’s basically now being used as a soapbox with otherwise apolitical NFL commentators using her prone body to get on their high horse and safely blast the league," wrote Zirin.