A New York City man has a February court appearance to answer charges that he forced his girlfriend to walk the streets naked after accusing her of sending naked photos to other men.
Jasson Melo of Harlem, N.Y allegedly beat and choked his girlfriend in front of her 3-year-old child, and then forced her to walk the streets of the city naked as he filmed in an effort to shame her for sending nude photos and talking to “seven other men.”
Melo faces charges of choking, child abuse, coercion and assault after a very unsafe for work, uncensored video made its way to one of his social media accounts and eventually to LiveLeak. He faces up to seven years in prison on the felony charges, and remains free on $10,000 bail.
According to the New York Daily News, Melo threatened to kill this 22-year-old woman if she didn’t walk the streets naked and reportedly said at one point in the video, “You’re going to pay the price like a whore, right there by the trash. Pose with your trash.”
Melo was speaking Spanish in the video.
After initially justifying his acts, as the Daily News noted, Melo has backtracked in a big way on his Instagram account. Melo speaks in series of videos asking for forgiveness.
All of these stills of Melo with a play button over him are apology videos.
The words “How Good It Feel Knowing That I Will Be Millionaire And Successful Forever,” appear on his Instagram.
Here are a few excerpts from Melo’s apology series:
“Jasson Melo here. I want to ask all women for forgiveness. I want them to know, that really, I didn’t want this to – I didn’t think this would – get to this point.”
“Maybe, I made a mistake, to do what I did, from the beginning to take her out naked. I really regret this. If I could turn back time, I wouldn’t do it. Because in my mind, so much has happened to me.”
“I came from a woman, I have a daughter, and I have two sisters. But look what you pushed me to do. I am sorry for everything. This the last video I will make, I don’t want any interviews, I don’t want anything.”