NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – On Tuesday, Janay Rice, wife of former Baltimore Ravens player Ray Rice, posted a message on her Instagram, pointing her finger at the media for his being cut from the team and indefinite suspension from the NFL after viewing video of the elevator assault.
Laura Plotkin, director at the Center for Safety and Change in Rockland County, says Janay Rice’s actions of defending her husband are not uncommon among victims of domestic abuse.READ MORE: Broadway Theaters Can Reopen At 100% Capacity On Sept. 14, Gov. Cuomo Says
“Victims sometimes feel responsible for assault,” she told WCBS 880’s Marla Diamond. “She has the right to stay, she has the right to say how she feels, but it’s our responsibility as a culture to make sure that other people aren’t blaming her.”