A lottery winner has spoken out about the domestic violence he received at the hands of his ex-girlfriend.
Matt Myles won big on EuroMillions three weeks after breaking up with fitness trainer Carla Chamberlain, 24, bagging himself £1million.
The 28-year-old quit his job and went on a worldwide ‘bender’ with his mates. When he returned to Hereford, Miss Chamberlain got in touch with him, saying she wanted to get back together.
But things turned nasty when she saw a Snapchat from another girl on his phone. Matt told the MailOnline:
Carla said, “Why the fuck are you getting pictures from her? I bet she sends you more than that.” She’d just had huge, acrylic glittery nails done and she scratched my face. I told her to get off and then she punched me in the face.
Miss Chamberlain, who also competes as a bodybuilder, also allegedly hit Matt in the groin and pulled him to the ground during the attack.
Miss Chamberlain was fined £650 plus costs after being convicted of two common assaults and criminal damage last month, the Mail reported.
Matt now has a new girlfriend, Tasha, and wanted to speak out about the taboo that still surrounds male victims of domestic violence. He said:
Domestic violence against men is still very much taboo or perceived as a joke but it’s no laughing matter for the victim.
The lottery win was the most amazing thing that ever happened to me but ironically it also led to the worst thing that ever happened in my life – suffering domestic abuse at the hands of the woman I loved.