During the latest episode of “90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After?” there was another hitting incident. It felt like déjà vu because it was in the divorce lawyer’s office where Anfisa and Jorge had an appointment. This time, Anfisa got up from a chair in the waiting room and pounded Jorge, then stormed out.
He dutifully followed her out the door and there was no appointment. Jorge took the blow as he has taken the others and pitifully asked, “What can I do?” This latest example of Anfisa’s anger and penchant for physical payback for what she considers bad behavior, was as shocking as it was standard for her.
Let’s leave aside for sake of this discussion the fact that Jorge didn’t tell her that he made a decision to see his sister Lourdes. It was another “lie” according to Anfisa. Jorge hadn’t seen anyone in his family for nine months. If you wondered why his sisters were absent from “90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After?” it turns out that it was not an editing decision. He stayed away out of fear of Anfisa going off on him.
She ended up accompanying him to the meet up with Lourdes and it got nasty between the two women. The saddest part was the voice-over as Jorge told us he longed to admit everything to his sister. He agreed with her assessment that he’s been kept from seeing the family. At this point, it’s not just the screaming and booting him out of the apartment. As he said, “It hurts”, when she hits him.
The good news: Jorge doesn’t return the blows. The bad news: he does nothing to stop them. Fans are beginning to get agitated about not calling it what it is, domestic violence. Should we be looking to the production company and the network, wondering if they are giving Jorge opportunities to deal with it? Have they offered anger management classes to Anfisa? Perhaps they’re afraid she’ll hit them. Here’s a small sample from our social media feeds and comments section under articles about the couple. Chime in as you like.
- The All American wrote, “@TLC do the right thing! It’s spousal abuse. Yes it’s a man being abused. Would U sit back & watch lady B abused 4 Ratings.
- Karen posted: “Did anyone tell her she could be charged with spousal assault!!!! If he kept hitting her , Jorge would be arrested”
- Tanya said: “Anfisa is a sick little girl. She should b charged with DV”
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