The ex-girlfriend of former running back Zac Stacy said that she is now suffering from PTSD after the viral assault that happened to her in front of her infant.
According to Kristin Evans, their 5-month-old son has developed “behavioral changes” following the assault in her home last month.
Evans told The Sun that watching the assault has caused her to develop PTSD. Evans, told the publication, “It’s incredibly difficult revisiting the pain.”
She is also concerned that her child’s presence during the attack will have long-term consequences.
“Will he remember the event itself? I doubt it,” Evans said.
“But your nervous system develops from the time the mother becomes pregnant until about five or six. So whatever he experiences early in his life will be a trigger or a trauma response. He will in some way be affected by this,” she said.
Evans added that her baby couldn’t sleep after the assault.
“He didn’t quite know what was going on but he was definitely affected by it,” Evans said. “And he’s definitely already had some behavioral changes already.”
The 5-foot-9, 216-pound former NFL player tossed Evans into a television with their 5-month-old child strapped to a baby bouncy seat. The TV then falls on Evans.
The 30-year-old Stacy is facing felony aggravated battery and criminal mischief charges and could face up to 15 years in prison if convicted.
“What [domestic abusers] want you to do is become silent because then it goes away,” Evans said. “If I stop fighting, then I’m gone and he’s gone and everyone can go back to their lives.”
She added, “I want to speak out for change. This issue isn’t going away, so we can keep it relevant until there are changes and bring awareness.”