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Betty Sutton Shares Her Story Of Being Abused


Ohio's Democratic lieutenant governor candidate is adding her voice to thes adding her voice to the #MeToo movement, sharing details of alleged abuse that led to her then-husband's arrest in the 1980s. 

At a roundtable on violence against women Tuesday, Betty Sutton said she was grabbed, pushed, picked up, thrown down, punched in the back of the head and threatened by her first husband. He was ultimately arrested, though never jailed. The two divorced in 1990. The former huband has yet to comment. The former Congresswoman says she hopes sharing her story will help other women. Her timing also coincides with a tv ad targeting running mate Rich Cordray over his handling as Ohio attorney general of a backlog of untested rape kits.

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