She survived: The Tracey Thurman story

  • Published on Jan 27, 2016
  • Background - After Tracey Thurman was attacked, stabbed, and nearly killed by her husband on June 10, 1983, a subsequent civil lawsuit judged that the local police had ignored growing signs of domestic violence and had casually dismissed restraining orders and other legal bars to keep Charles "Buck" Thurman, Sr. away from his wife. With this lawsuit, filed in 1984, Thurman was the first woman in America to sue a town and its police department for violating her civil rights, claiming the police had ignored the violence because she was married to the perpetrator. She was awarded $2.3 million.
    Charles "Buck" Thurman was released from jail in 1991. Additional information can be found doing a internet search.
    Stabbed, beaten, and a broken neck, this Torrington woman could have died. Instead, she survived and changed domestic violence laws forever.
    Note: I understand that the volume is a little low. TVclip no longer has the ability to edit the video/volume. I did not want to edit the volume and reupload as that would remove all the likes and comments.

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  • Maja Krstic
    Maja Krstic 6 days ago

    When man hits you once, he will hit you again and again. Dump him or get help. If police does not react and he still is at large, serve him your own justice or some nice mushrooms for dinner. And feel no mercy, just do it.

  • larzuga1
    larzuga1 9 days ago +3

    In 2001, when I was 15 the guy I was dating grabbed me and slammed my body against these huge concert speakers, that stood in the hallway of their music studio. (Yep, he was 21 at the time)
    I literally asked him about the girl, I had seen him come out of the store with, only half our before. I was not one to cause a scene and being to young I was also naive, but that is all I asked.
    By this time we were only relegated meeting in secret because I was not even allowed to date, and looking back, because he was older.
    For one simple question a body slam is what my 15 year old 100lbs frame got. I did not have my father around but when I remember his presence in my life, he never hit me, and the inly time my brothers ever hit me was if I provoked it and I only did it to them. So instinctively when he slammed me, I knew to defend myself. I must have been in shock because I did not feel any pain, but I came back with a mean right hand slap with a force so hard that that man's opened wide and he began apologizing in every language he could come up with. I left from there and never spoke to him again.
    I had to pass there every day because it was on thw same block I lived, and he would wait there everyday and try to talk to me. I waljed past him like he was a dead person. I did not acknowledge his presence at all. He did this for over a year until he got the message.
    In my adult life I understand I should not have been with an older you because he has needs that my innocent self could not give him. I should have told my aunt about him doing what he did to me because I really hurt after the shock wore off, but at that time, I was scared because I had a strict aunt and I thought I'd gottwn in trouble. Looking back, my aunt would have defended me with everything and he would have been in jail for that one body slam.
    To this day, my mentality is, "if he hits WITHOUT PROVOCATION" I will fight back with all my might! He will never put his hands on me and I will never talk to him again.
    I have bever had to worry about that issue since them because though things did not work, I was blessed have good boyfriends, who would never put their hands on me. 3 out of 4 were good and though the other one did abuse me emotionally and financially, one thing I give that one credit for was he never raised his voice or call me out my name. It was only after we broke up did I even learn about other forms of abuse. Also, 2 years after we broke up, he asked me out and he gave me an apology. I had forgiven him long before that and could do nothing more than forgive him.
    He really made good of himself and for that I am very glad. I am also glad I do not know abuse like others. It is such a painful thing especially when the children are involved.

  • Marie Armstrong
    Marie Armstrong 19 days ago +3

    Why does police officers cover and ignore the wives who beg repeatedly for help . ALL OFFICERS, THEIR BOSSES, DISPATCHER'S ANYONE who knew this was going on should of been charged with allowing this and not doing anything to protect this woman. SHAME ON ALL OF THEM !!!!!

  • RD
    RD 20 days ago +5

    This Latina right here from NY would NEVER EVER let some asshole put his hands on me. My first Love slapped me once n b4 I knew it he had a knife thru his hand, then I had him deported to his country, hes still there till this day. I DON'T PLAY THAT SHIT!

    • larzuga1
      larzuga1 9 days ago

      Ladies . Read this and keep it in mind. If he hits you one time,defend yourself with everything and immediately call the police! Press charges and never look back.

  • Brian Andrews
    Brian Andrews Month ago

    Dont try to take a mans kid bitch

    • Gigi W
      Gigi W 17 hours ago

      up to the courts to decide cunt

    • larzuga1
      larzuga1 9 days ago

      You sound like the bitch Buck is! Abuse is never ok. I hope your whoever you're with runs far from you because you sound like a typical abuser.

    • Me None Ya
      Me None Ya 19 days ago +1

      Rot in hell you egotistical bastard! You are some special kind of fucking idiot!

    • Natalie McCabe
      Natalie McCabe 24 days ago +6

      @Brian Andrews you are 1 fucked up scumbag!!!! Im guessing your lady got sick of you beating her ass so she found the courage to get herself & children the fuck away from you! Wank stain

    • Shannon Wooters
      Shannon Wooters 24 days ago +4

      He didnt want the kid WITHOUT her** or really at all... He used wanting" the kid as tactic to make her stay and to get closer to her... If you watched the movie accurately he says"If I can not have you no one can have you ".... It wasnt about her taking his kid she said he could see CJ but thats not what he wanted... Get your facts straight

  • William Matteo
    William Matteo Month ago +7

    I went through 7 years of ads beatings from my sons father! The one time I finally got the nerve to hit back, the police. arrested me for simple assault!! I spent 72 hrs in jail in GA. I never been arrested before in my life! Or since! Monday morning the judge had me sign a pink paper and said he can't understand why I was arrested! He said probably because he got to a phone first! After answering his questions, he said its problem be I have a NY accent! This coward broke my eye sockets, rotarter cuff, my right arm only goes half way up! I've had split lips, my throat is scared from spinal fusion from having my hair jerked back, pulling my hair for years! I moved back to NY with the help from Camden house, bus tickets, long trip! It was worth it! My sons 21now in the Army, Colorado, I'm with an angel, a retired pipe fitter, steam fitter, GF... Nice home, 14 years never laid a finger on me or my kids ever! God Bless You Tracy and all the amazing women that got away! Only a coward hits a women! Period! A real man loves and spoils us, lol... God bless you all! 🙏

    • Natalie McCabe
      Natalie McCabe 24 days ago

      Im so happy to read your story, so glad you got away. So many people stay out of fear of the un known. I know i can relate to that! Xxx

  • Patricia Thompson
    Patricia Thompson Month ago +2

    I'm a make sure your ass fed,and sleep,and it's A Wrap,cause I've been a Victim but not no more, let a MFer hit me today,all have to say I a better not go out o sleep,dead ass!!!

    • William Matteo
      William Matteo Month ago +3

      Lol.... Go on bout your bussiness lol boy! 👦 You ain't about nothing! Remeber this you touching...... If a straight up punk hits you once, Don't believe his lies, he will hit you again, again and again! Don't be a fool like me! I put up with it for 7 long, years! There are churches and shelters, like the Camden house! They saved my life! They send a sheriff to escort you, and your children safely there! They will help you! I will be honest, men stick together! The police in CT treated me horribly! Thank God for a case worker in Longstanding GA. We went there supposedly to get away from the casinos in CT. Fresh start! Guess what? He was spending all his time and tips at the local truck stops and the draw poker machines in the corner convent stores! I ran out of places to run! My son was only 4 at the time, I was cleaning rooms 2 dollars a room, We never had food, evicted from one run down motel to another! One particular beating he broke my rotator cuff, the pain was excruciating! I had to care for our son and clean 26 rooms a day! He was finally arrested after the 4th time and given 3vmonths in jail! I went to Camden house and got away while he was in jail. Nearly 2 days on a grey hound bus with a 3 year old. It was hard but nothing is impossible! Sure it's embarrassing to ask for help! I grew up hard, ruff in NY my family turned their back on me! My mom and 2 grown half sisters, self centered, I am 10 years older then one and 20 ur older then the other! Lol... So we don't really know one another! Thank god for good friends and some good hearted strangers, Remeber this, it's very Important.... Do Not let him know your planning to leave! Never Ever! !! He needs his scape goat and his meal ticket! Forget about material things, furniture, etc. You can always get things again! Just go! Make sure you trust the person who says they will help you! Don't tell his family! I found out that some blood is thicker then H20......Do Not leave your child with him, people not his family as well, unless you know it's really cool. Do not sign any papers! Snakes and Cowards come in all colors and shapes! Run and never look back! God. Bless You! Hope I helped some one, somewhere! Peace ✌💜💕

    • William Matteo
      William Matteo Month ago +2

      Lol.... Patrica, I hear you girl friend! The punk I was with was a mommy's boy punk! The Marines through him out for gambling! His family from Norwich CT, casino bums! He knew my dad dead, no brothers, or family to help me out! Straight up coward! My husband of 14 years, steam fitter retired, sweetie, gentle giant he's 6"4 280 lbs muscle 💪 This is for you little girls out there, and you cowardly punks that like beating on defenseless women 5ft. I'd rather be an old man sweetheart then a young man's Fool! 💔

  • Leah Lyla
    Leah Lyla Month ago +5

    I hope she sued the fk out of the police department. Because of failure of the law Tracy had to suffer. And I'm sure that fker is out prison by now! 🙄

    • Kevin Richards
      Kevin Richards 15 days ago

      Why do people call others dumb when they cannot spell?

    • Kevin Richards
      Kevin Richards 15 days ago

      nia johnsonThey should only be responsible for her injuries, lawyer fees and missed work. No more. If she tries to get more than what she is entitled to then she had it coming to her.

    • nia johnson
      nia johnson 15 days ago +1

      @Kevin Richards Injuries affect your ability to work, especially when your older you heal slower, and when bones are being broken and your being stabbed to the point of paralysis, it takes a long time to recover. This happened as a direct result of police negligence. she suffered and although she won that amount of money she probably needed countless surgeries and physical therapy that cost fortunes. The money she won pays for her medical bills, physical therapy, mental therapy, and because she likely wasn't able to work for months after her assault, whatever living expenses she has. The money also pays for her lawyer fees and court fees and her body guard. Her injuries could have been prevented, if the officers did their job so they should be held financially accountable.

    • maine1cb
      maine1cb 28 days ago +2

      You sound dumb ass fuck

    • Kevin Richards
      Kevin Richards 28 days ago

      EK you, retard. It is not about the beating of the woman. It is about her trying to get money by suing, she should get a job instead.

  • Sheryl Lovette Johnson

    Lost my Aunt to Domestic Violence...5/14/61-7/8/93.. Long Live My Auntie😔😞

    • Elle
      Elle Month ago +2

      I'm so sorry for your loss sweet soul.
      please accept my condolences.
      from Elle in England xx

  • Arthur Everett
    Arthur Everett Month ago +16

    Chop his dick off. Off with his dick!!!! Men who rape women should have their dicks chopped off after proven guilty. Problem solved!!!!

    • Nancy Rocks
      Nancy Rocks Month ago

      Arthur Everett That's brutal. They need to be incarcerated for the rest of their lives.

    • Ryan Harrington
      Ryan Harrington Month ago

      Chop it off with his dick?!

  • Fancy Fanofutube
    Fancy Fanofutube Month ago +3

    Now and days us woman are crazy because we grab a bat.

  • Elizabeth Stephanie
    Elizabeth Stephanie Month ago +7

    They made this a movie right ? If it's the one I'm thinking of it was crazy. She was beat in front of cops and the fkrs did nothing smh

  • Elaine Bines
    Elaine Bines Month ago +9

    Don't listen to their words, only their actions - that is the true person 🤔

  • Bilge Gül
    Bilge Gül Month ago

    Neden Türkçe seslendirme yokki

  • Cherri Patson
    Cherri Patson Month ago +5

    He attempted premeditated murder and should fry in the electric chair at least life in prison any judge that would let this monster out of prison is making it possible for this monster to repeat more crimes against people how injust was done to this woman these days the monster would have been shot to death by police, what a useless police system that was

  • Claire Williams
    Claire Williams Month ago +8

    Police useless
    Being harassed by this man since last September
    Just got home from hospital got fractured cheekbone from being punched by a man
    Police did nothing y because I fought back

  • Julie Teton
    Julie Teton Month ago


  • JesusIsTheOnlyWay
    JesusIsTheOnlyWay Month ago +6

    I feared God not man , If you fear of someone or something it will become a reality​, do not let your heart be trouble trust in God trust also in me.

    • Daria B
      Daria B Month ago +2

      JesusIsTheOnlyWay Oh, ur right she had no reason to fear this man. Knock it off. That comment helps nobody. God allows free will. Which means psychos can and do kill their partners. U can't pray it away. God also allowed man to create LAWS AND GUNS to defend themselves. I bet if u were almost killed everyday for 5 yrs , you'd be like, I'm so happy, not scared, God will strike him down. Oh wait, you wouldn't fear him at all, and he would just poof! Go away! Wow if thousands of women only knew it was only that easy!!! Omg I'm so upset at the ignorance and lack of compassion in ur comment. ..ugh...

  • James Diamond
    James Diamond Month ago +1

    By staying they are enabling a sick person, therefore some of the responsibility lies squarely on them.

    • Sue Ralph
      Sue Ralph 19 days ago

      @James Diamond Arsehole!

    • Sue Ralph
      Sue Ralph 19 days ago

      @James Diamond Arsehole

    • Paeroa68
      Paeroa68 Month ago +2

      She had left him. She had restraining order on him. He didn’t leave her alone.
      Leaving them is the most volatile time, when will you blame the man????

    • James Diamond
      James Diamond Month ago

      @Tila Bryant please pardon my ignorance

    • James Diamond
      James Diamond Month ago

      @April Chow-chee please excuse my lack of sensibility

  • Naughty by nature
    Naughty by nature Month ago +4

    They stay in abusive relationships cause they are stupid my first husband threatened me and hit me and that was his ass I beat his ass if you’re in an unhealthy relationship leave ain’t that much fear in the world of nobody if you stay in it then you must enjoy it

    • Doris Washington
      Doris Washington 29 days ago +1

      I guess you know it all. So what about the ones that do leave and he hunts them down and kills them anyway????

    • brooke tucciarone
      brooke tucciarone Month ago

      You seem well educated..... great point

    • Cherri Patson
      Cherri Patson Month ago

      I would carry a gun and shoot a man that did this to me

    • Tila Bryant
      Tila Bryant Month ago

      Naughty by nature yeah right 😒

  • Fancy Fanofutube
    Fancy Fanofutube Month ago +2

    Charles buck one ofthe nation's most notorious wife beaters in history ...he stabbed her 13 times in front of their 2:yr old baby he paralyzed her beat the crabp out of her and yes he was wearing a wife beater time of the incident in 83 .

    • Holly Jans
      Holly Jans Month ago

      @Tila Bryant The attack left her partially paralyzed. She relies on a walker .

    • Tila Bryant
      Tila Bryant Month ago

      Pamela Breska actually no she wasn’t

    • Pamela Breska
      Pamela Breska Month ago

      ​@Tila Bryant Actually yes she was

    • Cherri Patson
      Cherri Patson Month ago

      Kill the bastard

    • Tila Bryant
      Tila Bryant Month ago

      Fancy Fanofutube she’s not paralyzed

  • Angie Bega
    Angie Bega Month ago +1

    Stomping on his child's mothers face so sad and dumb😧

  • Keeley Jackson
    Keeley Jackson Month ago +1

    I remember this.....I was praying for her to leave town. I was hoping she would be ok.

  • Tonya Love
    Tonya Love Month ago +12

    I remember Jo from the facts of life did this lifetime movie based on her story it was so sad ...

  • Enemy_ Gemini
    Enemy_ Gemini Month ago +15

    Look at all the abusive men commenting on here bashing the victim.

  • Deena Gotti
    Deena Gotti Month ago +16


  • צבי יהונתן לב


    • Heather Owens
      Heather Owens Month ago

      It wasnt u idiot its a true story u freak

    • Susanna49 noname
      Susanna49 noname Month ago

      @Jody Doherty bullshit !!!!! It is written in hebrew

    • Jody Doherty
      Jody Doherty Month ago +1

      Deena Gotti Look at the writing! Definitely an Islamic state where I bet Sharia Law is practiced! 🤬 Sharia Law and all the countries that enforce it...

    • Siobhan Fogarty
      Siobhan Fogarty Month ago


    • TraFra 37
      TraFra 37 Month ago +1

      @Deena Gotti Somewhere a women would never want to be!

  • Evelyn Velasquez
    Evelyn Velasquez Month ago +5

    She was a idiot should of left him not wait till he tried to kill her fuck the fear leave the country if u have to!!

    • Sue Ralph
      Sue Ralph 19 days ago

      Your an idiot !

    • Paeroa68
      Paeroa68 Month ago +1

      Leave with what mate?? They control your money, your transport, your communication, they have to know your whereabouts 24 hours a day, they intercept your mail, they have to know all your passwords and monitor your social media activity ( if they allow you to be on social media),
      They cut you off from family and friends.
      What is it that you’re not understanding about controlling men. They don’t just let you leave.

    • April Chow-chee
      April Chow-chee Month ago +3


    • Naughty by nature
      Naughty by nature Month ago +1

      Thank you

    • Jody Doherty
      Jody Doherty Month ago +6

      She did try and leave! He tracked her down. She tried many different avenues to get away for him! Unfortunately the law back then wasn’t in her favor!

  • Evelyn Velasquez
    Evelyn Velasquez Month ago +7

    I hope he rots in jail coward!!

  • Evelyn Velasquez
    Evelyn Velasquez Month ago +21

    Any man that beats on a women is a coward

  • Paula Wagon
    Paula Wagon Month ago +30

    Domestic violence is not just being beaten, it is mental abuse it's financal, its all about power and the need for control at all cost.

  • unapologeticwhiteman Winner

    the question I have is, who chose him? who chose to date or marry a psycho like this guy? I'll bet you if a guy that was nice and did all the right things. she wouldn't have given that guy the time of day. it's time women start to understand that who you choose to marry or live with has consequences.

    • Paeroa68
      Paeroa68 Month ago

      They don’t wear a badge mister

    • wendy peeters
      wendy peeters Month ago

      @Jody Doherty oké, sorry

    • Jody Doherty
      Jody Doherty Month ago +2

      wendy peeters Yes thank you I’m fully aware of Tracey’s case. I wasn’t speaking about her. Unfortunately there are some rare cases of women who will not only stay with their abusive boyfriend, they’ll marry him. My response was a response to the original post!

    • wendy peeters
      wendy peeters Month ago +1

      @Jody Doherty she have left him already he tracked her down more hunted her

  • Doloritas Nieto
    Doloritas Nieto Month ago +2

    Me parece imposible..

  • Martina Chavez
    Martina Chavez Month ago +18

    I got tried of his abuse and snapped on my ex-husband and I stabbed him in the chest

    • DD Lauckner
      DD Lauckner Month ago


    • wendy peeters
      wendy peeters Month ago

      @Tom Thumb if she did that she probleby would have been killed by him

    • Martina Chavez
      Martina Chavez Month ago +2

      @Siobhan Fogarty no but he did call the cops on me ...I told the cop I was. Deffending myself....

    • Siobhan Fogarty
      Siobhan Fogarty Month ago

      Are you in jail?

    • Tiny Dancer
      Tiny Dancer Month ago +3

      These bastards thrive on your fear.

  • Ron Norman
    Ron Norman Month ago +8

    im sorry what happen to her . but dam how can she not have prepared her self. she knew he was bat shit crazy. women wake up . if your man is unstable. know it's only a matter of time till he tries to kill you. don't depend on the police. you handle it.

    • wendy peeters
      wendy peeters Month ago

      @Ron Norman finnaly someone with brains

    • Ron Norman
      Ron Norman Month ago +2

      Bel Herdez i know this happened years ago but woman half to understand that it's a mad gone world. and if a man beats you when you leave he is not done. he is now in kill mode .

    • Bel Herdez
      Bel Herdez Month ago +1

      Ron Norman once you find out they're hidden, if they're covert, its too late, and most laws wont protect the victims unless you are already attacked physically, enough to show the police and even then, you still have no protection from them, they can murder you and then someone goes "o. My bad", you could find him in your house and shoot him and somehow still have to get dragged as "the bad guy" to jail

    • M Z
      M Z Month ago +1

      Ron Norman
      She left him.
      I believe her own mother told him where she was.
      Women need guns.

    • Ray Cyst
      Ray Cyst Month ago

      Is this necessary?

  • Ask Lovely
    Ask Lovely Month ago +21

    The moment you defend yourself against your abuser... YOU GO TO JAIL... it’s time to stop the ITS A MAN’S WORLD SYNDROME!!!

    • Ask Lovely
      Ask Lovely Month ago +2

      unapologeticwhiteman Winner “Unlike Women” are you fkm??? I have a zero tolerance as well for violent men! stop categorizing ALL WOMEN... dude, I know men who stay with abusive women. All women don’t stay... some fight back some walk away some stay but Men are doing the same thing!

    • Ask Lovely
      Ask Lovely Month ago +2

      unapologeticwhiteman Winner excuse me Mr Superior WhiteMan!!!! First off it’s obvious to me you were EXTREMELY DAMAGED by the woman who allegedly falsely accused you of DV... but don’t take that out on ALL WOMEN... I see you have baggage because of this and I’m sorry that happened to you and I can tell by your verbal tone that you are still a very angry man, but don’t let your situation cloud your judgement about women who really fall prey to men WHO HIDE THEIR DEMONS WELL and later show there true colors ...also ALL BAD BOYS AREN’T VIOLENT TOWARDS WOMAN... stop letting your personal relationships with women effect your judgement ... you sound extremely bitter!

    • M Z
      M Z Month ago +2

      unapologeticwhiteman Winner
      “News flash” for you. All men think they’re superior to women.
      If it’s not physical abuse, it’s emotional
      , psychological, stalking , control.
      As long as men have the physical advantage, women are in danger.
      You keep referencing the”bad boy”.
      What about the doctors, teachers, politicians, executives, police pigs, the old perverted bosses who drool down your neck, the list goes on and on.
      Sorry, don’t believe your💩story🤥.
      My question is, why are you even watching this video? To criticize the victim? Reliving a past crime, perhaps?
      But as history goes, you’re a man, and all that is important is your opinion.
      Apparently you don’t understand the psychology of fear and abuse. She left him.
      He found her.
      The pig watched him trying to kill her, he probably enjoyed it.
      But yeah, that’s her fault.
      Watch the news.
      You savages are still killing women on a daily basis.
      Oh, btw, love how you compare an abuse victim to a stolen car.
      This illustrates how men see women as objects. Nice comparison, incel.
      But of course, men are using the victim card, lol, the last card in the deck.

    • unapologeticwhiteman Winner
      unapologeticwhiteman Winner Month ago +1

      @M Z unlike you I was around in 1983. And it was not nearly as you think it was. True enough we didn't have the amount of domestic laws in place that we have now, but news flash. With people like this guy. No amount of domestic laws would have prevented him from being what he was. Some men are just fucked up. I have seen men that are just too stupid to allowed to live out in the real world. And I have seen on many occasions women keep on and on being aggressive with a man until he snaps. I don't believe for one minute that men as a whole at any point in history just randomly beat their wives. All that happened with these domestic laws we have is give women the ability to ruin a man with a false charge of domestic violence. In every case of domestic violence that I have had anything to do with, the woman was the aggressor. I who have never lifted a hand at a woman had a girl years ago threaten me with a false domestic violence. I couldn't get rid of her fast enough. Thank God I did get rid of her before she tried it. But the truth is, all she would've had to do is go into the bathroom. Slap herself a couple of times. Call the police, say I did it. And I would get a domestic violence charge that I was not guilty of. But see unlike a woman, once I saw the red flags I got rid of her. I have a zero tolerance policy as it pertains to women. A woman shows me any kind of instability. She got to go.

    • unapologeticwhiteman Winner
      unapologeticwhiteman Winner Month ago

      @M Z bullshit. They do show who they are. Now if you refuse to see the red flags, that's on you. If I go to Detroit Michigan and park my car with the keys in it, and it gets stolen. The thief that stole it is wrong, but so am I for leaving my keys in the car. Somehow pointing out holes in people's logic especially women when it comes to who they choose as a mate became victim blaming. Any person as violent as this guy was, absolutely showed his true colors. I'll bet you anything she probably had family members and friends try to talk to her about this guy. I have seen it happen too many times. And the woman in the relationship refuse to listen to to her family and friends. Only to come back a few months later acting the victim. Now I think everyone should keep their hands to themselves. And I concede that there are a minority of men that come home and... You put mayo on my sandwich... And just start swinging. And those guys should be locked up forever. But it is past time that women start to take responsibility for their part in these abusive relationships. Like I have stated before. If you want the alpha bad boy... You get what comes with the alpha bad boy. Don't come crying to me when he does what everyone with a functioning brain cell knows he will do.

  • You Make Me Laugh
    You Make Me Laugh Month ago +15

    🙍🏿‍♀️I remember watching her movie on lifetime, and boy was I hollering at the tv and crying every single time! another survivor story is burning bed, omg it upsets me, and it's crazy how family and friends can just watch and not say nothing, as you get stomped and punched away, black and blue and look at you like you're wrong for even asking for help, or trying to get away!💔

    • You Make Me Laugh
      You Make Me Laugh Month ago

      @Sonja Mitrovic Hi,🙋🏿‍♀️ Sure 1989 A Cry For Help- The Tracey Thurman Story, Nancy McKeon plays her from.. the tv show Facts Of Life.
      And 1984 The Burning Bed
      Farrah Fawcett, both of these movies are very heartbreaking, and will make you wanna go thru the screen.😢😢💔

    • Sonja Mitrovic
      Sonja Mitrovic Month ago +1

      You Make Me Laugh Please,can you tell me name of that movie? I'd like to watch it.

  • Black powder Productions

    The oceans are very big 😉

  • Brenda bennet
    Brenda bennet Month ago +7


  • Julie Anderson
    Julie Anderson Month ago +11

    She should have killed him first . You must protect yourself.

  • Lovie Brown
    Lovie Brown Month ago +11


    • Lovie Brown
      Lovie Brown Month ago

      @Julie Anderson TWO THUMBS UP FOR YOU GIRL😀😀

    • Lovie Brown
      Lovie Brown Month ago

      @Ĺisa Ellis NO, THANK YOU.

    • Ĺisa Ellis
      Ĺisa Ellis Month ago

      Yeeeees! Thank you!

    • Lovie Brown
      Lovie Brown Month ago

      @Julie Anderson 😀😀😀😀

    • Julie Anderson
      Julie Anderson Month ago

      @Lovie Brown of course I have a big vinyl sticker on the rear window of my Durango that says "shall not be infringed " lol.

  • Cliche' Hayward
    Cliche' Hayward Month ago +4

    I remember watching this movie.

  • In the state of Corruption

    How very sad that the police department in Jackson county Oregon has refused to uphold stalking and has on several occasions allowed a perpetrator of dv to walk free...and here we are in 2019...

  • ja b
    ja b Month ago +7

    The police, judges and legal aide are still in the dark ages about domestic violence, stalking and assault against women... we really haven't come that far, unfortunately :-/

    • M Z
      M Z Month ago +1

      Police is a psychopath profession.

    • ginmar
      ginmar Month ago +2

      40% of cops will admit to domestic violence themselves. "Buck" Thurman was friends and hung out with lots of cops.

  • debbie nichols
    debbie nichols Month ago +10

    The Lifetime movie scene was hideous the cops failed on so many levels

  • Amber Nicole Massey
    Amber Nicole Massey Month ago +11

    Dr Phil’s wife also has an app you can download onto your phone for help. It doesn’t look like a help app look into it!

  • Nancy Howard
    Nancy Howard Month ago +5

    I hope his sorry _-_-_-got the death penalty

    • H Justice
      H Justice Month ago

      @y2daisy that's sad to hear. Failed justice! Im a victim of domestic violence and the system failed me but this is on a way higher level they should of put his ass away for good:( women arent safe or protected :/

    • H. J
      H. J Month ago +1

      y2daisy are you kidding me!!!!! He should be ROTTING in prison where he belongs. I don’t believe a person with that mindset is able to be reabilitated. Nope. No way.

    • Mokie White
      Mokie White Month ago +2

      In the movie based on this story Called "A Cry for help" he only received 12 years and five years probation

    • y2daisy
      y2daisy Month ago +2

      Charles "Buck" Thurman was released from jail in 1991

  • tracie marsh
    tracie marsh Month ago +2

    this was terrible

  • Sam Boriboun
    Sam Boriboun Month ago +12

    I had two ex stalk me took the law by my own Hands went up to him grabbed his shirt and threatened if he comes near me I will cut his dick off lol never saw him again

    • kat burgess
      kat burgess Month ago +1

      Sadly, in another scenario,after doing something like that to the abuser, the woman is the one who might not ever be seen again. Every case is as different as it is similar, and unless you walk in someone else's shoes, you have no idea how you would handle what they are going through. I am lucky I survived,25 years ago,but still wish almost every day that he was put in prison for what he did to me. I still wonder why I stayed, even though I have had therapy and know the deep rooted answers, so I don't need other women thinking it would be so easy to get away. For some survivors,even when it is all over, it never really is. Nobody knows how they would really handle what another person is faced with.

  • ash bear
    ash bear Month ago +10

    Even to this day, the police won’t really do much . I put my stalker in jail back 2011 . He only got 9 months.
    This past summer he found me n started stalking me AGAIN. The police tell me, cnt do much until he physically hurts you?!?!? 😢😔

    • M Z
      M Z Month ago

      Get a gun

    • NaturalMarieMoon777
      NaturalMarieMoon777 Month ago +1

      Wow!! So sad!!

    • April Kalcsa
      April Kalcsa Month ago +1

      Exactly. The police don't do anything until there's a body.

    • SJ Powell
      SJ Powell Month ago +2

      Disgraceful. .the law needs to change.

  • Heather Schmidt
    Heather Schmidt Month ago +6

    How could he be allowed out!

  • Stefan Pigford
    Stefan Pigford Month ago +10

    This happened 35 years ago. I was 11 yrs old. I watched it & it made me think...

    • Donna Hall
      Donna Hall Month ago

      Same here. I was just a couple of years older than you when I saw it. I think the movie made quite an impact on the people who watched it. They did a fine job of portraying Tracy's fear, helplessness and sheer horror! I don't think I'd ever be able to get that scene out of my head!

  • gypseytoo
    gypseytoo Month ago +3

    A woman in waterbury connecticut was killed by her abuser after begging for help at the police station. Same day as the travis the chimp incident so it got swept under the rug.

  • a anaya
    a anaya Month ago +2

    God bless her soul and may his soul burn in hell hope the devil makes her ex. His bitch

  • Bubba's Bass Lessons
    Bubba's Bass Lessons 2 months ago +16

    She was awarded 2.3 million when she sued the police department.. that 2.3 even back then in those days it was a slap on the face.. she was ignored by the police, almost killed by her husband, then the courts screw her as well ...

  • Lisa Smith
    Lisa Smith 2 months ago +3

    Well then get the hell out
    No the question is “Why do you stay”
    If you’re on a date and he hits you. It’s your fault after that, you get married 🤷🏼‍♀️

    • Paeroa68
      Paeroa68 Month ago

      Is that really how you think it happens??

    • Siobhan Fogarty
      Siobhan Fogarty Month ago

      I think they act like normal people until they really weasel into the woman's life...?

    • Nellie Silvers
      Nellie Silvers Month ago

      Yeah...coz so many abusers hit on the first date..pffft. By the time the first signs of abuse show, you're manipulated by them showing their good side. By the time that first punch comes, you're in love and they're your world. I had been with my man a while before the first attack came. Yes I stayed but he was all I really knew by then..had been with him for so long. Over the years I ended up losing friends because they got sick of seeing me black and blue..I felt alone.
      I copped a gash under my eye that needed stitches, broken ribs, a bruised spine, cigarette burns, countless black eyes etc.
      If you've never been there, don't insult those who have

    • Tracie Lopez
      Tracie Lopez Month ago +2

      M Goodness, perfectly said. 👏🏼👏🏼

    • kat burgess
      kat burgess Month ago +6

      I don't know you, Ms. Smith, but I pity your ignorance and hatred for other women who cannot get away or were not strong enough to keep out of an abusive relationship in the first place. Be glad you were able to get out so easily. Every case is different. You should be standing WITH your fellow abused women, not against us! I ought not to play dime store psychologist, but you sure seem to have a lot of misplaced anger and hate, not to mention a bit of old fashioned bitch in you! Good luck in your life and be glad you still have one,and one more thing: maybe you might think about HELPING battered women, instead of mentally battering them! Smdh

  • Sophie Louis
    Sophie Louis 2 months ago +2

    Suspect for Domestic Abuses,Manslaughter,was Commited by 9/11/ISIS Fugitive Swine pig (Witch Hunts) Hannibal Lector William Buckley jr. alias(Patricia Cox,Carol Middleton,Betsy Davos).

  • Heather Hahn
    Heather Hahn 2 months ago +16

    I'm a domestic violence survivor I got out when he was put in jail

    • Evelyn Velasquez
      Evelyn Velasquez Month ago +1

      Heather Hahn smart of u

    • Heather Hahn
      Heather Hahn Month ago +2

      Thank Julie Anderson I have an amazing man now we have been together now for 4 amazing years I love my man so much he is protective a great dad and everything else I was for in a man I'm so blessed to have him in my life

    • Julie Anderson
      Julie Anderson Month ago

      @Heather Hahn I'm happy for you and wish you the best.

    • Heather Hahn
      Heather Hahn Month ago +1

      I'm not worried about that because now he's in prison for attempting murder and rape on me I have the scars to prove it so I am not worried when he has a life sentence for what he did

    • Julie Anderson
      Julie Anderson Month ago

      Be prepared for when he gets out. Best to you!

  • Elizabeth Latorre
    Elizabeth Latorre 2 months ago +25

    She is Lucky to be alive. How Tracey handled herself is a testament to the amazing person she is. Glad they sued the police. Smart move

  • Tanya Ryland
    Tanya Ryland 2 months ago +1

    I thought that picture of this poor young lady was a picture of Bethany Frankel from Skinny Girl stuff n real house wife’s of new York

  • steve harrell
    steve harrell 2 months ago +1

    She was a controlling narcissist. She drove her man nuts. She whined about everything. No matter how well it was done, or with what good intentions were in play it was never fuckin good enough. When he would finally get to the point where he could relax, and just decompress, this bitch would blind side him with something ridiculous. He wanted to love her so bad. But she is just a manipulative, compulsive liar.

    • E K
      E K 29 days ago

      @Steve Harrell I can visualize you by your words. Sad Sac comes to mind...unsuccessful with women, in life...pitiful. Your words draw a picture of you.

    • Pamela Breska
      Pamela Breska Month ago

      Steve Harrell you know nothing about it so just keep your opinions to yourself unless you were in a abusive relationship

    • Siobhan Fogarty
      Siobhan Fogarty Month ago

      If he is such a great guy, how could he destroy his son's world like that? Look kid, I just killed your mother, said the poor victim of hen pecking. Yeah right😂😂

    • Sabrina Zakrowski
      Sabrina Zakrowski Month ago

      @Laura Loochie Unless he went back to jail or prison for other offenses he is. He got out in 1991 for what he did to Tracey.

    • Dawson B.
      Dawson B. Month ago +2

      Ok, weirdo

  • LyricalXilence
    LyricalXilence 2 months ago +4

    I'm thankful this woman expert makes a point of saying abusers can be he or she.
    Anyway, I heard Tracy's son didn't turn out so well.

    • LyricalXilence
      LyricalXilence Month ago +1

      Correction: Tracey's son has drug issues and went to prison for awhile but not for violence. If its true he was made to watch his mother nearly die then I'm not surprised he's into drugs.

    • LyricalXilence
      LyricalXilence Month ago

      @Stefan Pigford This might be wrong, but I heard he went to jail for some violent offense.

    • Stefan Pigford
      Stefan Pigford Month ago

      What happened to her son?

    • Deborah Kerns
      Deborah Kerns 2 months ago

      Yes, I've seen women be just as abusive, as men. No one deserves it. I pray you are wrong about Tracey's son. But I wouldn't be surprised if it's true. Many people who see their parent(s) abuse others, turn out to be abusive themselves. But not all...

  • Kadata McCoy
    Kadata McCoy 2 months ago +8

    I remember watching this with my mother when I was a kid.

  • Angie Davis
    Angie Davis 2 months ago +29

    I am a survivor I was beat for years ..I got away alive thank god

    • H Justice
      H Justice Month ago +1

      Im proud of you♡ it takes alot to leave..I unfortunately know. Its a dark place to be. And to be put there by someone you love is heartbreaking. I learned that no matter how much u love someone..u have to love yourself more. God bless your journey♡

    • Kytshu Black
      Kytshu Black 2 months ago +2

      So Glad You Did, Sweetie.
      All the Very Best .. Biggest Hugs from Sunny Far North Queensland Australia 🇦🇨💮💚💮💚💮💚💮💚💮💚💮

    • j volgelstein
      j volgelstein 2 months ago +1


  • Tony Tackett
    Tony Tackett 2 months ago +4

    I the youngest child of 5 boys born in 5 and a half years can tell you this.We as children had no choice, suffering physical, mental, and sexual abuse.The fear instilled on the victims are ever lasting and affect there lives forever. At 55 years old now and our abuser at 78 years old a part of that fear still to this day looms over my brothers to the point of hurting each other at her request. She now uses lies because it's all her abilities will allow her to inflict harm on any that apose her. Old and feeble our abuser is and yet the fear still remains driving my brothers and I further apart, now more than ever. It brakes my Hart to no something that started as a slap for not finishing your green beans could evolve into complete denial and separation. I love my bothers and There families but This center figure has kept us apart for decades and our kids suffer from not knowing there kind. I must tell you I am currently taking care of our victimizer because it's my Christian duty. But I miss my brothers even though there denials along with my victimizer putting the blame on me only because I'm within reach has made my life a living hell.

  • Thou Swell
    Thou Swell 2 months ago +20

    Girls, I know bad boys can be intriguing but for God's sake don't attempt to form a relationship with one.

    • Siobhan Fogarty
      Siobhan Fogarty Month ago

      Never understood the intrigue. But men do this on purpose to get women and women do go for it, that's just facts, angry feminist person who won't let anyone voice an opinion unless it is her royal opinion.

    • Deborah Kerns
      Deborah Kerns Month ago +2

      @Carol Sullivan ~ I think this
      "bad boy" adjective is used too much as an excuse to be a terrible man. But also as a way to make light of a situation such as this movie... When there's nothing funny about it. When I hear the term "bad boy" the last thing that crosses my mind is a criminal like Buck...

    • Carol Sullivan
      Carol Sullivan Month ago +2

      @Deborah Kerns yep. And the original comment here is blaming women for being abused, when abusers are very good at hiding who they really are. If they were all "bad boys", they could be avoided. Smfh. This original commenter has some serious issues with women. Yuck. 😂😂

    • Carol Sullivan
      Carol Sullivan Month ago +2

      @Cindi Torres feminazi? Are yall really still saying that? 😂😂

    • Carol Sullivan
      Carol Sullivan Month ago +3

      @Thou Swell 😂😂 you really dont see the issue with what you said, do you? YOU are the EXACT type of man women should avoid--and im guessing they do.

  • Mornette Potgieter
    Mornette Potgieter 2 months ago +6

    Sound is terrible, can't hear what's being said.

  • Mark Lanton
    Mark Lanton 2 months ago +14

    She needs a pistol, and learn how to hit what she aims at.

    • Mark Lanton
      Mark Lanton 2 months ago +1

      @Carol Sullivan I agree Carol , but if he has a history with the police of doing things like this it might be self defense. He might get out and come after her again, you never know. I think women need to be armed. At least most, the more level headed ones. I feel for this girl.

    • Carol Sullivan
      Carol Sullivan 2 months ago +1

      If she killed him BEFORE this happened, shed be charged with murder. Women who kill abusive partners tend to receive harsher punishment than their abusers would get for killing them.

  • Robert Barr
    Robert Barr 2 months ago +3

    Here’s to Jessica Hicking.... she throws a blanket comment about “cops” and men in general and when someone responds with a valid comment she sends an idiot response. Then refuses and block further replies...sorry for true victims of domestic violence she is a hate baiter and we “cops and men” truest know the victims and enforce fully

    • M Z
      M Z Month ago

      As I said, try living behind their pig pen.
      Cops and men know the true victims, because they create them.
      Not to worry, AI will soon be replacing the police force.
      Unarmed ppl won’t have to fear being shot in the back.
      Women need guns.

    • Robert Barr
      Robert Barr Month ago

      @M Z LOOser!!

    • M Z
      M Z Month ago

      So funny.
      Cops are the biggest pos alive.
      Try living behind a precinct.
      You’ll see what really goes on.

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  • Beth Roesch
    Beth Roesch 2 months ago +23

    I'm sorry for what happened to her but this is the case that changed the way domestic violence cases are handled. She almost died!!! Praise God she didn't and that she had the strength to fight. Thank you Tracey. You've saved so many others

  • Kristen Whitten
    Kristen Whitten 2 months ago +15

    Feel so bad for wat happend to her. But outta every darkness there is a light. And hers made a light for so many others. God bless an keep her. That pos will get his.

  • Jody Doherty
    Jody Doherty 2 months ago +18

    It’s been over 35 years and Tracey’s story still resonates and holds meaning to so many... God Bless you Tracey I hope you and your son found peace and happiness. God Bless 🙏🏼🕊

  • CREEPY Kalalou
    CREEPY Kalalou 2 months ago +6

    My gosh 😭

  • Pamela Worley
    Pamela Worley 2 months ago +22

    Buck Thurman was from Kentucky. He grew up seeing abuse, and sadly went on the same route. He literally jumped up and down on her breaking her neck in 3 places. No matter how many times she called the police, got restraining orders, Buck knew he could do what he wanted. The day of the brutal attack on her, a police officer, from Torrington was scared to even approach her. Buck sensing this continued to beat and kick her until she laid motionless. He got time, but he's out I think. This case was just like the "Burning Bed". Millions of women are abused daily. Ask yourself, if it was your mother, sister, daughter being abused like this what would you do?

    • Clear Day
      Clear Day Month ago

      Capital punishment is the right sentence for the cold-blooded murder. It won't take everybody to do it ;)

    • Siobhan Fogarty
      Siobhan Fogarty Month ago

      Everyone says kill them, but not every person can just kill people, you know. You probably also don't kill people 😂, really what would you actually do?

    • Clear Day
      Clear Day 2 months ago +1

      You too, Deborah. God bless :)

    • Deborah Kerns
      Deborah Kerns 2 months ago +1

      @Clear Day ~ Ahhh, that's why you understand then...
      Those of us who have been around, or are related to law enforcement people see how criminals work. It's been nice talking to a common sense person on this. Be safe, & have a blessed weekend...🎶🙂👮‍♂️

    • Clear Day
      Clear Day 2 months ago +1

      @Deborah Kerns Not myself. But I have two cousins whose husbands are in the police force, and another cousin whose husband is a detective :)

  • Dan An Stac Cooper
    Dan An Stac Cooper 2 months ago +14

    The movie based on this is called A Cry For really shows the hell Tracy went she lived ...I have no clue ...I am so happy she won her law suit ..however..she is disabled for life...If you haven't seen the movie..check it out...very good movie.

    • Tosh La
      Tosh La 2 months ago +6

      Dan An Stac Cooper I remember watching that on TV as a kid (the same for The Burning Bed) and it scared the hell out of me. Sometimes evil is sleeping right next to you. The police and family services dropped the ball BIG TIME when these women asked for help.

  • Holley Charity
    Holley Charity 2 months ago +2


  • Shirley Richardson
    Shirley Richardson 2 months ago +13

    The policeman sat in his car and watched it happen, then he got out of his patrol car to get a better look while her ex husband continued to stab her.

    • Gigi Weakley
      Gigi Weakley 2 months ago +1

      @Deborah Kerns it's so fucked up ....fucking bs

    • Deborah Kerns
      Deborah Kerns 2 months ago +4

      @Gigi Weakley ~ All that officer cared about was his retirement coming up.

    • Gigi Weakley
      Gigi Weakley 2 months ago +5

      @Jody Doherty this is so unbelievable.. that a police officer knew what was happening and didn't bother to intervene

    • Jody Doherty
      Jody Doherty 2 months ago +8

      Shirley Richardson Stab her.... he stomped on her neck breaking it in the process! The cop heard the screams, calmly walked over and stood there in a stupor!! Buck was holding their son screaming “I just killed your mother” then tried to attack her more as they were putting her in the ambulance!! This story was by far one of if not the worst case of DV I’ve ever heard of!!

  • Ivana Bedini
    Ivana Bedini 2 months ago +5

    Mothers!!!! Think to your children and be indipendent!!!!!!!

    • Siobhan Fogarty
      Siobhan Fogarty Month ago

      Phhh, think of your children and select the right husband. Just act as if your life depended on it.

    • Jody Doherty
      Jody Doherty 2 months ago +5

      Ivana Bedini Tracey was Independant! She tried very hard to get away from Buck! The police didn’t want to give her a OOP! Because he was her husband! Buck stole their son and they both Tracey and Buck ended up in he police station and they told her to talk to him?!?! To work it out!! This was a time when husbands could legally rape their wives! Because up until 1984 a wife was considered to be her husbands property! Not to mention the cops stood there while Buck was stomping on her breaking her neck in the process! Prompting the law suit related to a violation of the 14 amendment equal gender rights! The Thurman Law was created because of her story. Women literally had no help back then!

  • angel wings
    angel wings 2 months ago +15

    I remember seeing that on tv and it turned my stomach and made me scared of being hurt by men I've seen my drunk father when I was a child beat my mother and one time he pulled a gun on her I lived on nerve medicine most of my childhood because of it I've been mistreated in the past by boyfriends and I chose to be safe I've never been married I have no children and I'm glad I was never stuck in an abusive relationship

    • angel wings
      angel wings 2 months ago +2

      Well I don't really like to talk about it very much because my father was raised by an alcoholic father as well and I try not to hold a grudge against him for it he did in his last few years change put it down and stopped being abusive he passed away from lung cancer in 96 and I have and will always love and miss him but that movie has always been a dark reminder of my childhood and I just refused to live like that but thank you for the nice words

    • Dan An Stac Cooper
      Dan An Stac Cooper 2 months ago +5

      I'm in the same boat as you ...sending you positive vibes and lots of about it as much as you can..dont hold it in like I did...just makes it worse.

  • nichala nick
    nichala nick 2 months ago +3

    That's me. Hope that he will change.

    • Paeroa68
      Paeroa68 Month ago

      He won’t

    • Siobhan Fogarty
      Siobhan Fogarty Month ago

      Woman, he stomped on her neck. If this is you, you need to save your self.

    • ELI ICD
      ELI ICD 2 months ago +1

      You must make a plan to leave. Have important personal documents, cash, family keepsakes stored at a friend's house. Make the local police aware of your situation and have a spare burner cell phone that he knows nothing about incase he takes your cell phone. Leaving is the most dangerous time, be aware and prepare for your safety. Take care of yourself.

    • Jody Doherty
      Jody Doherty 2 months ago +2

      nichala nick Why did you post on Star Garcia’s comment that “Thank God he did change”?? After posting this?? Honey he’s NOT GONNA CHANGE AND HE HASN’T CHANGED!!! I’m sure he says he won’t do it again... until he does and HE WILL!!

    • Jody Doherty
      Jody Doherty 2 months ago +6

      nichala nick Jesus Christ if that’s truly your situation... LEAVE NOW!! Learn from this video and Tracey’s story! Luckily there’s more protection today for women! Don’t wait until it’s too late and your friends and family are watching a video about you!!!

  • Barry Barry
    Barry Barry 2 months ago +4

    We are dumb animals!... nothing's going to alter our DNA in the foreseeable future. I remember reading that a meat skewer pushed into the temple in the middle of the night will stop domestic terror in it's tracks!!!

  • Star G
    Star G 2 months ago +4

    With what she had to go through the pain, fear, suffering as well as once u have a child and knowing your child is having to hear and endure it as well tuere isnt enough money in the world to pay. Picture watching your son or daughter at that age having to hear and see what her son did as well as whe. He took him on the fear your child was feeling. Watching the movie made me sick and nervous knowing this was real. Cops back then I don't think were trained to handle situations like that nor did they think they should get involved in married cases which is wrong. When a women, man or child is in danger even if it is words u serve and protect u took an oath to protect and serve. I know it's dangerous and frightening in that line of work but u picked it. I just cannot believe or imagine the struggle she had to hear and days, months and years she had to take this. She should of received more. My heart goes out to u and your son Tracey and i feel bad u had to experience this as well as anyone in this situation. I have been there and it is scary. To this day I still look in my rearview mirror to see if I'm being followed, scared to answer the phone thinking it's going to be a threat even with years it's been. That terror never leaves u that feeling leaves u with fear in life as well as when u have children for once they r older. Tracey I am so sorry for what u had to go through and fighting this battle on your own with no help. U r the true gladiator, Xena the warrior princess and more. Having to protect your child from this guy and for survival u r the hero in any person eyes who has been through this as well as hasn't. ❤️. I hope u got to hsve laughter once he was locked away and got to love the way u should of with your son.

    • Jody Doherty
      Jody Doherty 2 months ago

      Star Garcia I’m sorry that happened to you. I also had an unfortunate encounter! It certainly does take its toll on your whole life!! It’s astonishing how much things have changed and yet so much stayed the same!! Granted today women have more support through awareness and organizations that help with a safe place to go and help with the legalities, yet with all this women still become trapped in situations especially when it’s their husband!! To be torn between love for the man you thought you knew and the man he actually is!!! Not to mention if there’s kids involved!! You know what they say.. if we don’t learn from history it’s bound to repeat itself!! I wish you luck and prosperity 🕊🍀

    • Star G
      Star G 2 months ago

      @Jody Doherty 😢. I knew they weren't probably trained and from the movie seen how many times they asked her if she was married and if that was her husband and then they would shrug her off. But to know they could even get rapped really hurts to know how many ladies were back then and to know the guy or lady cause men do as well but to know there was nothing they could do. I was rapped and it really plays an emotional struggle on u. Heartbreaking thank u for letting me know.

    • Jody Doherty
      Jody Doherty 2 months ago

      Star Garcia No police where not trained to deal with DV back then not to mention that the laws on DV were very different back then as well! Up until 1984 a wife was considered to be her husbands property to do with as he saw fit! Including rape! There was no such thing as spousal rape!

    • Jody Doherty
      Jody Doherty 2 months ago

      nichala nick Ok I literally just saw your post on another comment stating that “That’s me.. hoping he’ll change”??? 1 Day ago as well.

    • Star G
      Star G 2 months ago

      @nichala nick that is great news to hear and I'm happy to hear that he changed. Your a brave lady. Most ladies or men that go through this sometimes would still fear that person. Thank you for sharing. ❤️

  • Dustin Moreshed
    Dustin Moreshed 2 months ago +3

    I am typing this comment from the corner of Hoffman in Torrington, CT. I live on the corner. Can confirm TPD’s near lack of redeeming qualities.

  • Donna Rachiele
    Donna Rachiele 2 months ago +11

    I probably wouldve offed him before he could touch me

    • Siobhan Fogarty
      Siobhan Fogarty Month ago

      Yeah right, because you kill people, huh? I can tell from your pic you are one cold blooded killer lol 😂

    • Lucy Terrier
      Lucy Terrier 2 months ago +4

      Unfortunately, then you would be in prison. America's justice system isn't for the victim.

  • Taji Pershard
    Taji Pershard 2 months ago +18

    The Lifetime movie had Nancy McKeon from The Facts of Life as Tracey. The scenes that impacted me the most were the ones with the policeman who stood there uselessly while she was stabbed and stomped and the court scene when walked to the stand and was so disabled by the abuse that it seemed to take forever for her to reach the seat.

    • Jody Doherty
      Jody Doherty 2 months ago

      orlandobabe umm yea...🤪

    • orlandobabe
      orlandobabe 2 months ago

      Jody Doherty oh yeah when lifetime made really great movie.

    • Jody Doherty
      Jody Doherty 2 months ago

      Dan An Stac Cooper Same here.. married 18 together for 20 and we’ve known each other since we were 15! He’s never laid a finger on me out of anger!! Nor would he ever! In that I consider myself blessed..

    • Jody Doherty
      Jody Doherty 2 months ago +3

      Taji Pershard Yes the scene were he almost kills her!! I was a kid and I watched it with my mother... I was mortified and terrified!! Kudos to the actors in that movie they really nailed it! The brutality of it!! That’s back when Lifetime still made good movies! Real stories with meaning and purpose!

    • Dan An Stac Cooper
      Dan An Stac Cooper 2 months ago +1

      Yep...its called A Cry For Help....that movie made me make the decision that I would never stay in an abusive relationship. L
      I kept my promise...18 yrs with my husband...going strong and he would never put a finger on me in a hurtful way...I got lucky...some woman don't.and that just breaks my heart...every woman deserves a loving touch and a safe home and a happy life with your partner.

  • Debbie Parzych
    Debbie Parzych 2 months ago +12

    Thank you for what you did for all women!!!!

  • Georgette Thomas Gordon
    Georgette Thomas Gordon 2 months ago +11

    😔😔😔😔😔 omg just watched the documentary. The police failed to protect her. 😡😠😢😢😢😢😢😭.

  • grettagrids
    grettagrids 2 months ago +14

    men SUCK period!

    • Siobhan Fogarty
      Siobhan Fogarty Month ago

      So do you 😂👍

    • M Z
      M Z Month ago

      Lucy Terrier
      Abortion isn’t a crime.

    • M Z
      M Z Month ago

      Lilac Milkshake
      Women would have done the same if we weren’t held back by oppressive dicks.

    • M Z
      M Z Month ago

      All men suck.
      Misogynist knuckle draggers.

    • M Z
      M Z Month ago

      Lucy Terrier
      Andrea Yates was psychotic.
      Her Christian husband kept impregnating her, because of his religion, after the doctors told him she wasn’t well and shouldn’t have any more children.
      Another pig who put his dick first.
      He also knew how sick she was, and still left her with the children.
      She was in a psychotic state, thinking she was sending her children to Jesus.

  • Dominique Jackson
    Dominique Jackson 2 months ago +12

    I would've been blown his ass off. Sorry p.o.s

  • Marissa Cruz
    Marissa Cruz 2 months ago +7

    Lifetime movie. I remember this story.

  • Rachel Brown
    Rachel Brown 2 months ago +18

    I saw the movie before and I was very disturbed by it. That man should have gotten life without the possible of parole. He need serious help. No man shouldn't put their hands on a woman . Vice versa.

  • Tammy Breytenbach
    Tammy Breytenbach 2 months ago +19

    Once a male ....abusers you
    he not a MAN

    • Lisa Beam
      Lisa Beam Month ago

      @Danyel Cheathon talk to Emergency Hotline NOW

    • Danyel Cheathon
      Danyel Cheathon Month ago

      I’m glad your ok. One thing the demons aren’t as scary as you think. What appears real isn’t. You are free even in your mind. It’s what you do with your freedom. Are you in school?

    • Danyel Cheathon
      Danyel Cheathon Month ago

      petra bach my mistake was asking for a new judge and a new minors council. They punished me hard and I thought it was my right to ask. My ex told them I didn’t have a job car home and he lied I had all of those things and I was scheduled to move into my apartment two weeks later. So I sent my daughter to Los Angeles with family in which I had permission from a judge to do he filed an ex parte and the court found a change in circumstance and switched our custody I had his custody. But then I was so distraught in paperwork I asked for a new judge and a new minors council and they denied me and put me on supervised visits. Then months later I hired an attorney. I signed a stipulation and I followed the order. Moving forward to January of this year at an exchange he slammed my arm in his car door in front of our daughter. He was going to run over my feet. Then he denied me parenting time. We talked to the mediator he gave them old info and now we have to go back to mediation. He is trying to get rid of me in our daughters life and doing all he can so I feel hopeless and get back with him and I don’t want to do that. My daughter has had vaginitis twice being in his care. I am so tired i don’t know what to do. I will keep fighting for justice for my daughter.

    • petra bach
      petra bach Month ago +1

      @Danyel Cheathon why did the Court grant him custody of your daughter?
      I am fine still battling my inner demon's that haunt me ever so often .
      I am working again which helps my mental l stability
      But I know I will never trust a man again.
      But I believe there was a reason we stayed alive ,not only to tell our story but also to help other to get through there dark times and give them hope and reason to live a normal happy live and see the self's as a beautiful person again
      And the main thing is to always remember not to blame one self

      Where do you need the help in

    • Danyel Cheathon
      Danyel Cheathon Month ago +1

      petra bach how are you now. The court gave him sole custody. We have to go to trial. Sometimes I feel so hopeless. My daughter is suffering in silence. She’s six years old. I need help. I need someone to help me.

  • Mollie Ann Jeffrey
    Mollie Ann Jeffrey 2 months ago +1

    make me up

  • Anna Esmaili
    Anna Esmaili 2 months ago +6

    Thank you Tracey ❤️🧚‍♂️🌟

  • brenda horn
    brenda horn 2 months ago +12

    thank you tracy for bringing about laws that help women being abused, i wish only one more thing, that the laws were stronger with harder sentences, because unfortunely this is still going on with husbands getting released and going back and killing the women, we had 3 cases here with in the last while that took over 3 yrs to get through the courts to have the families greive that long upsets me, before so called justice is served, and then they have to pick up the pieces to move on, it's a failed system in many ways and too many lies tossed around the courts like its a game of stragities or something, courts should have these guys in and out within one yr for people to be able to get their greiving over their loss

    • nichala nick
      nichala nick 2 months ago

      Sadly people are still in domestic violence and still stay.

  • BrooklynBitch79
    BrooklynBitch79 2 months ago +21

    Thank you Tracy on behalf of every abused woman 💖🙏

    • Trisha Yamada
      Trisha Yamada 2 months ago +3

      BrooklynBitch79 when I left, the sheriffs immediately protected me; removed all guns from my home. It’s because of Tracy’s history that I had safety. She’s an amazing survivor for sure! ⭐️💗

  • Lowana Drurey
    Lowana Drurey 3 months ago +15

    I'm a firm believer in KARMA! Eventually Buck Thurman's gonna get his pay back!

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    jdrose1000 3 months ago +3


  • Russell LeBlanc
    Russell LeBlanc 3 months ago +26

    He gets her child downstairs, infront of the child steps on her neck saying: I just killed your mother.
    What a nasty animal. Needs to be put in a cell with big duck rapists.

    • Jody Doherty
      Jody Doherty 2 months ago

      The scene from the movie was horrific! I can’t fathom what it must have been like to actually witness that in life!!

    • nichala nick
      nichala nick 2 months ago +1

      Shame on him for doing that.

    • LovemyLeo1
      LovemyLeo1 2 months ago +1

      Only he's a creature/monster, not an animal...

    • Amy Shakalis
      Amy Shakalis 2 months ago +5

      Needs to Die. Imo