Zac Stacy’s ex-girlfriend said she feels unsafe now that the former New York Jets running accused of beating her is back on the street.
Stacy posted $10,000 bond on Friday and was released from a Florida jail, but attorneys for his ex Kristin Evans are requesting a judge reverse that decision.
Disturbing video released last weekend shows Stacy brutally attacking Evans in front of their 5-month old child, picking her up and throwing her into a television set.
After evading arrest for a week, Stacy, 30, was arrested at the Orlando International Airport on Thursday. He was slapped with charges of aggravated assault and criminal mischief.
On Friday, the former NFL player appeared in court for the first time, and a judge granted his release on his $10,150.
Evans told WESH she had planned to attend the hearing, but was unable to make it after it was moved to an earlier time. Evans said she watched on video through tears.
“It’s overwhelming to think back,” Evans said. “I loved this man and we had life plans together.”
Evans claims Stacy’s abuse goes back months, starting when she became pregnant with his child last year, with the terrifying attacks escalating.
“The physical abuse began in May,” she said. “I didn’t report it. I was pregnant at the time. I wanted my son’s dad to be there for me and for the birth of his first child. So I forgave him.”
Police said they previously responded to two other domestic incidents involving the couple. Evans received a restraining order against him.
“He has bullied me for so long that at one point, I believed it was my fault,” she said. “It’s disturbing and disgusting to see things people have said online about what did I do. I did nothing. I never did anything to deserve something like this — no one could do anything to deserve something like this,.”
Thomas Feiter, Evans’ attorney, said Saturday he disagreed with the judge’s decision to grant bail.
“That just doesn’t seem right especially given the fact the judge saw the video. He saw that horrific video of blatant egregious domestic violence committed on our client,” he told WESH.
Evans’ attorneys said they plan to file an emergency motion to reverse Stacy’s bond release. They are requesting Stacy be held at a higher bond and electronically monitored if he is released, WESH reported.
“Obviously this is a very serious charge,” Stacy’s attorney Thomas Luka told reporters at the jail on Friday. “My hope is when we see the full record we’ll have a much more clearer picture on the events that occurred.”