September 9, 2008 12:45 PM
Damarla & Bruce
Seventeen-year-old Damarla was here because she had enough of her boyfriend, Bruce's abuse. Damarla says Bruce once burnt a cigarette out on her face. He literally forces her to have sex and he drags her by her hair, pulling out clumps at a time. When he gets really angry, he has choked her and made her stand in the pouring rain. One day, she says Bruce took rubbing alcohol and poured it through her hair and face. He watched her scream and cry as the alcohol burned her scalp and prevented her from being able to see.
Where Are They Now?Marilyn, Damarla's mother, would not stand for the abuse of her daughter anymore. After the show, Demarla left Bruce. She is now a happy, single mom. She is looking forward to getting her GED and getting her life back on track.