Mercy AigbeBy Rashidat Akashat

Embattled Nollywood actress Mercy Aigbe, who recently split from her husband, has revealed that she endured domestic violence in her marriage because of her children.

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Mercy revealed that she had to end the seven years marriage after suffering terrible battery that has caused her a lot of bodily damage.

The ‘Victim’ producer and actress who finally summoned up the courage to speak up on 16 April said: “I never for once came out to say that my husband did not beat me. The video people were referring to happened in 2013 when there were rumours of such and I did a video recording alongside my husband to debunk the claim.”

She added that she ” had to do it to protect his image and my marriage.”

The actress further said: “He beats me consistently I stayed because I loved him and because everytime he beats me, he begs and gets family and friends to beg me. He promised regularly to change but he never did. When my husband gets angry, he gets physical, not only to me but to anyone.

”He has done that with my house help who reported him to the Police years ago. I stayed because of my children and because a lot of people look up to me. I was a role model of some sort and I really wanted to keep it together. I just wanted a home.”

She explained that she decided to quit the marriage because she felt unsafe, and that she wanted her husband to seek medical help.

“It’s not like I wanted to walk away but I just feel like we need help. I spoke to my husband’s brother about it. I told him I was going to pack out for some time while my husband seeks therapy. I just wanted to feel safe, that is why I moved my things out. This last beating was brutal. I actually thought I was going to die. I’m still coughing and sneezing blood even after three weeks.”