One of the problems of being an Internet era hero is that when you come up from out of nowhere and get people’s attention, somebody is gonna wonder just who you are and what your story is.

Such is the case with Charles Ramsey. It seems the folks over at The Smoking Gun – whose mission is to dig for dirt – went digging and discovered that Ramsey has a history of domestic abuse in his past.

And since it was bound to come up, it’s best to deal with now At any rate, the man who is being called an Internet sensation is apparently a “repeat domestic abuser.”

(Why is this important? And does it diminish the fact that he helped these women?)

Here’s the story: He was first charged with domestic violence in 1997. While he pleaded no contest, was found guilty, and awaited sentencing, was arrested for domestic violence again.

Ramsey ended up serving six months in jail and was placed on five years probation.

After being released from jail, he violated the terms of his probation.

But that’s in the past. And maybe he’s learned his lesson.

Bottom line is, he rescued the women after hearing screams from his neighbor’s home. Ironically however, Ramsey told reporters, “I figured it’s a domestic violence dispute.”

That wasn’t it for bad news for Ramsey. Angel Cordero, a neighbor of Ramsey, says he is the one who saved Amanda Berry.

Cordero told Piers Morgan, “I kicked the door at the bottom because I was trying to get it open because it was too hard so I got it at the bottom and that’s when Amanda ran out of the house.”

Adding, “The first one that talked directly to Amanda was me and she was the one that told me what was going on and she told me that there was two other women in the house.” He did not mention Ramsey’s presence.

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5 thoughts on “Cleveland Hero Charles Ramsey Has a Domestic Violence Past; Neighbor Claims He’s the REAL Hero

  1. JTL on said:

    He served his sentence and his ex-wife says she’s on “okay” terms with him now. Maybe his past drug habit led to his behavior…who knows. Funny how this neighbor starts doing interviews after the talk of a reward started and after Ramsey mentions that he say his neighbor run across the street…then he said “there’s a girl in here” and ran…
    Where were the people with no criminal/drug history when Amanda was screaming???

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  3. I hate woman beaters. I am a victim of violence at the hands of a coward who called himself a man. But nothing this man did in the past diminishes the profound effect his actions will have on these girls and their families. And not to mention, because of him, a monster is now off the streets.

  4. Tami on said:

    God chose Saul, who was a persecutor of the Church, changed his name to Paul. Paul was used by God to preach to others in the name of Christ. God uses who he wants to use and is no respecter of persons.

    But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty;

    1 Corinthians 1:27

    I doubt that an executive in a 3 piece suit would have fit the task.

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