When I first started writing this legacy a few people recommended me using Mortimer Goth. But since I found generation 1 a very easy story to write, I mean, sims meet, fall in love, get married, have kids I wanted more of a challenge for generation 2. It was either going to be, Mortimer cheating on Scarlett or a domestic abuse project. I picked domestic abuse because I felt more comfortable writing it. I was always unsure about how anyone reading it would take it but a lot of you seemed to love the story I weaved between them.
During the time I was writing this story a young singer called Jasmine Villegas released a song which told of her experience with domestic abuse with boyfriend/wannabe rapper Jinsu. The song is called “Didn’t Mean It” it was featured on the Leader’s Songs page. The lyrics read as
“He’s down on bending knees
You’re down on bending knees
Saying, you didn’t mean it
you didn’t mean it
if you didn’t mean it
Then why would you say it
he didn’t mean it
you never mean it.
Then why in the world would you say it”
In the video Jasmine shows a disturbing scene in which she is presumably on webcam, when her boyfriend starts banging on the door demanding to be let in, when Jasmine opens the door, she is hit to the floor and then dragged into a room where she screams for him to stop. It is unknown whether or not the man in the video was Jinsu or not.
The real idea for the story though came from the story everyone is familiar with. The Chris Brown/Rihanna story. Rihanna has a song called “Love The Way You Lie (ft. Eminem)” and “Love The Way You Lie Part II (ft. Eminem)” which clearly relate to her abusive ex-partner, however Rihanna released a song with Chris Brown called “Birthday Cake” which caused a lot of people to believe the pair where back together, however a source close to Rihanna said they were just friends despite just the year before Rihanna had a restraining order on Brown. Rihanna has shown it is possible to remain friends after an abusive relationship. Although I do not endorse this. It is purely your choice!
There are also two other women I’d like to thank, for helping me to write this story and talk to them about their experiences, however I will not say who they are for privacy reasons.
If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic abuse please contact,
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IS NOT OKAY, TOGETHER WE CAN STOP IT.