Former NFL quarterback Johnny Manziel was accused of domestic violence on his girlfriend’s (Kenzie Werner) Instagram. However, Werner is now saying the accusatory post was made by a hacker.
Last week, photos were posted to the 25-year-old model’s Instagram which depicted severe bodily injuries. According to news outlets, four photos were posted of Werner’s bruised chest and bloodied face followed by the statement, “This is from Johnny Manziel.”
The claim was only on the social media page for a few minutes before being taken down. The following day, Werner went back on Instagram and addressed the photos. In her story, she wrote, “[I] was hacked last night. Just got my account back. Please disregard what was posted. It isn’t as it seems.”
Werner’s representative Tyler Terry also came forward and discussed his client’s post. According to Terry, the injuries were “not related” to Manziel. He said the photos were taken after his client was injured at work, saying that a three-liter bottle of champagne fell on her.
Although Werner said the football player was not responsible for the injuries, this isn’t the first run-in Manziel has had with domestic abuse allegations.
Johnny Manziel was accused of assault in 2016 by his ex-girlfriend.
In 2016, the former Heisman Trophy winner was accused of domestic violence by his ex-girlfriend, Colleen. She even filed a claim in Tarrant County, Texas, and provided a detailed description of her interaction with Manziel, claiming that he hit her and threatened to kill both her and himself.
“He grabbed me by my hair and threw me back into the car and got back in himself,” she said in a statement at the time. “He hit me with his open hand on my left ear for jumping out of the car. I realized immediately that I could not hear out of that ear, and I still cannot today, two days later.”
“Fearful for my life, I hit [him] several times, hoping I could back out of the car. [He] threw me off of him and I hit my head on the car window and I fell into the passenger floorboard,” Colleen continued. “[He] then told me he was going to drop me off, take my car and go kill himself.”
Following an investigation by the Dallas police, Manziel agreed to a plea agreement in which he was required to undergo counseling and have his conduct monitored by prosecutors for up to a year.
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