Janay Rice, Wife of Ray Rice, Makes First Public Statement Following Release of Elevator Beating Video

On Monday TMZ released footage of Ray Rice slugging his then fiance, now wife, Janay in a casino elevator.
One shot and she was out.

Ray Rice was cut by the Ravens and suspended by the NFL once the video was made public.

On Tuesday Janay Rice made her first public statement on the knockout punch.
She blames the media.
Via Instagram:

I woke up this morning feeling like I had a horrible nightmare, feeling like I’m mourning the death of my closest friend. But you have to accept the fact that reality is a nightmare in itself. No one knows the pain that the media and unwanted [opinions] from the public has cause my family. To make us relive a moment in our lives that we regret every day is a horrible thing. To take something away from the man I love that he has worked his ass off for all his life just to gain ratings is horrific. THIS IS OUR LIFE! What don’t you all get. If your intentions were to hurt us, embarrass us, make us feel alone, take all happiness away, you succeeded on so many levels. Just know we will continue to grow and show the world what real love is! Ravens nation we love you!

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