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The funny and vivacious Claudia Jordan is usually wearing a smile, so it came as a surprise to many when she revealed that she had been abused by a boyfriend and is a domestic violence survivor. While the beautiful and smart Claudia Jordan may not appear to be the type of woman to have dealt with this pervasive issue, her story proves that there is no one type of woman who’s been abused by someone she loves.

Today on “The Rickey Smiley Morning Show,” the cast discussed Stephen A. Smith’s controversial comments that suggested that women not provoke men into abusing them. During this candid conversation, Claudia opened up and shared her story of domestic abuse.

Hear Claudia admit to being abused in part one, and then hear her detailed account in part three. If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, please get help by contacting The National Domestic Hotline.

Hear more important conversations on “The Rickey Smiley Morning Show” weekdays from 6-10 am EST, and find out more about those dealing with domestic violence right here.

Part II

Part III

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