Groom attacks new wife on wedding night as he couldn’t get her dress off

18 February 2015 / 1 year 8 months ago

A bride’s fairytale wedding day ended in a nightmare beating -- and their unbelievable story has gone viral online.

Amy Dawson said her groom attacked her on their wedding night because he couldn’t help her out of her white gown.

The groom, Gavin Golightly, eventually admitted to the attack which took place in August, reports NY Daily News via The Mirror.

The two have since divorced.

But even before the wedding, the British couple’s relationship was rocky. When 22-year-old Dawson became pregnant while they were dating, 29-year-old Golightly became abusive, she said.

Still, they wed in West Rainton, England, last year. That night, they retired to their room, where Golightly tried to help Dawson out of her dress.

When he couldn’t get the gown off his bride, he threw her on the ground and started punching her, she said.

At first, Golightly claimed he didn’t remember the attack and suggested his drink at the reception was drugged.

He later pleaded guilty, and a British judge ordered him to 24 months of supervision. Dawson now has a restraining order against Golightly. She has also filed for divorce.

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