Hamamat Montia who was acquitted of a car theft charge last Thursday after her ex-lover dragged her to court has hinted that though some of her friends were excited of her misfortune and used it against her, her husband and her family supported her greatly.
“My husband was not happy but he asked me to remain calm and he got me a lawyer. He and I had spoken about my past relationship and he knows everything about the car—who bought it for me, why we broke up and all. He was very supportive and helped me through everything, she told News-One.
“It was a very difficult time for me but my husband was showing me so much support I felt safe in his presence and at peace just staying around him or my family. They showed me support when some were saying I had disgraced the family”, she added.
When she was asked why she had kept quiet the whole time without coming out to tell her story, she said her husband and her lawyer restrained her from talking and she did not wanted to draw attention to her marriage.
“My husband and our lawyers asked me to remain silent. I really wanted to speak in the media to tell my story but the lawyer restrained me. I had to stay away from the media during those hard times”, she said.
“I did not know how to deal with it and did not even want to go out for someone to ask me a question about it. I did not want to draw attention because our marriage was very new and everyone knows me and people were asking my husband questions whether it was true his new wife was a car thief”, she explained.
The former beauty queen however advised that men and women who claim back gifts they give their lovers after their relationship goes wrong should stop doing that as whatever is a gift is meant to be for the person and they have no right to take it back.
“I feel I am not the only one going through this. I know there are several women out there who have dated men and when the relationship goes bad, the men demand to reclaim every gift they have given the women. It is not right and men ought to stop those things”, she said.
“I want women to know that when you cohabit with someone and the person gives you a gift, the person has no right to come back for it simply because you are no more together or the relationship went bad. There are laws governing such behaviors”.
Concluding she added “During the painful times of the court case, there were girls who told me their stories about how their men painted them black and took back every gift they received during the relationship.
Girls need to be wise about these things and know what is a gift meant for you and what you are only keeping for your guy”.