Radio interview of domestic abuse perpetrators
Update 1 Jan 2018: This radio interview is no longer online
In this BBC radio program, “The Abusers Tale”, Victoria Derbyshire interviews four perpetrators of domestic abuse, and a couple of victims. Each of the men has attended a domestic violence perpetrator program.
Trigger warning: contains strong language, descriptions of physical violence, sexual abuse and statements indicative of an entitlement mentality.
The core of the interview begins about six minutes into the program.
Note: One of the abusers in describing his assault of his wife says “I lost control of my emotions.” From what we have learned about abusers from experts like Lundy Bancroft, George Simon Jr, and No To Violence, the “I lost it” explanation can function as an excuse if the abuser is not acknowledging that he chose to act that way at that time to that person.