Thursday, February 16, 2012

Playboy Playmate Continues Cycle of Intimate Partner Violence with Marston Hefner

Marston Hefner, 21, beat up his girlfriend, Claire Sinclair, 20, last week in California and she wants Hefner to make a public apology in exchange, she will drop the charges?  Hefner was charged and released on $20,000 bond.

The only reason this crime gained any attention is because the offender, Marston Hefner, happens to be the son of playboy mogul, Hugh Hefner, and Claire Sinclair is Playboy's 2011, Playmate of the Year. Amazing that at 20 she is underage and cannot legally drink, yet, she's old enough to be a Playboy Playmate.

Claire Sinclair wants to drop the charges. That's right, she will not be cooperating with the District Attorney prosecuting the criminal case against Hefner.

According to Huffington Post Joutnalist  David Lohr, in an exclusive interview:

"She cannot just drop the charges. The state does the prosecution," Lt. Phlunte Riddle of the Pasadena Police Department told The Huffington Post. Earlier today, 20-year-old Sinclair told that, while she does not condone domestic violence, she would drop the charges if Hefner apologized. "That is why I will not press charges against Marston Hefner if he keeps his word to give a public apology for physically abusing me on several occasions, and seeks psychiatric help for his anger issues," Sinclair said, according to the celebrity gossip website.

Notice Claire Sinclair is asking for a public apology but also claiming Hefner has physically abused her on "several occasions."  It's likely the other criminal acts of violence towards Claire were privately forgiven. A  common theme shared among intimate partner victims across the country.  Marston Hefner, no different than all serial offenders says, "Baby I'm so sorry, it will never happen again, please baby can you forgive me?"  Sinclair, as most young women her age, responds within 10 seconds and all is forgiven--until the next time and the time after that and so on. Her mindset during the last physical beating was only to scare him, as if  to say "I will call the police this time and press charges." 

At the tender age of 20, Sinclair is a veteran victim of intimate partner violence, continuing the cycle of violence by remaining and not seeking professional counseling services for this very toxic relationship.  And at the very least, Claire Sinclair must create for herself the Evidentiary Abuse Affidavit and video just in case her head hits the ground, accidentally of course.

As with all serial offenders, I call this their "pattern of conduct"  because he has gotten away with violence in the past, Hefner doesn't believe her. Why the hell should he?  All the others times they kissed and made up.   

Sinclair's response to repeated criminal acts against her by Hefner sent smoke signals saying, his behavior was acceptable the first time she was hit.   

If I were going to the craps table in Vegas, I'd wager, if they remain in the relationship, he will repeat his behavior.  The next time she is beaten, the outcome could be very different.

The last time I checked body bags were not a fashion statement!

Susan Murphy Milano is a staff member of the Institute for Relational Harm Reduction and Public Pathology Education as a educator and specialist with intimate partner violence prevention strategies directing prevention for high risk situations and cases.

A national trainer to law enforcement, training officers, prosecutors, judges, legislators, social service providers, healthcare professionals, victim advocates and the faith based community and author.. In partnership with Management Resources Ltd. of New York addressing prevention and solutions within the community to the workplace. Host of The Susan Murphy Milano Show,"Time'sUp!" . She is a regular contributor to the nationally syndicated "The Roth Show" with Dr Laurie Roth and a co-host onCrime Wire. Online contributions: Forbes : Crime, She Writes providing commentary about the hottest topics on crime, justice, and law from a woman’s perspective, as well as Time's Up! a blog which searches for solutions (SOS) for victims of crime.


Donna R. Gore said...

'Such a silly, stupid young woman blinded by celebrity! Hope she smartens up and fast...or she'll be the next Hollywood funeral!

Donna "Ladyjustice"

TigressPen said...

Reading of such blind love bothers me greatly- This is another 'Be on the lookout for' relationship... and we will be reading of it. Then comes the "If Only(s)"

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