Molly Hopkins: Caught on Video Abusing Luis Mendez?
Be warned: this video features some upsetting content.
Now, this very tense video has surfaced. Is this evidence?
Molly is from Georgia. Luis is from the Dominican Republic.
The two met in Santo Domingo and fell in love. But they had a falliing out and, despite efforts to make it work, decided to divorce at the beginning of the year.
Later, Luis hinted to followers that there was more going on than a simple parting of the ways.
"If you want to see all about domestic violence soon," Luis teased on his Instagram. "Follow this page. It's gonna post there."
Now, it appears that cell phone video that Luis may have recorded during his relationship with Molly has surfaced.
The one-minute video appeared on multiple social media outlets, though it is not currently on Luis' actual Instagram page.
The unsung superheroes over at Starcasm did their best to piece together a transcript of the audible parts of this video.
They note that there is some disagreement over whether Luis is saying the word "hate" or "hit" in this video.
That is a … very important difference. We'll have more discussion of that at the end.
Molly: "Good luck! Oh, you think you’re going to get something from me? Cause you ain’t takin’ s–t from me!"
Luis: "Why you have to …?"
Molly: "You’re not gonna do anything. Where you talk about …"
Not everything that they say is easy to understand. There are portions of the video where the audio is just garbled.
Molly: "You think you’re gonna get s–t? You ain’t gettin’ s–t!"
Luis: "Why you — Why you hate me? Why you hate me? Why you hate me? Why?"
There's some more audio that is just unintelligible.
Molly: "Good luck with that! Oh, I got money, and I got a lawyer. You’re out. You’re f–king outta here!"
Luis: "Why? Why you hate me? Why you hate me?"
Molly: "Because you know exactly!"
Luis: "That is a bulls–t. That is a bulls–t."
Molly: "You manipulate!"
Luis: "After I left everything for you? Because I …"
He is referring to leaving his home in the Dominican Republic to come to George to be with a significantly older woman.
Molly: "You didn’t leave everything! …it has nothing to do with filming. It has to do with you…how you think you’re gonna stay here"
Molly: "Don’t f–kin’ threaten me. Don’t threaten me…"
Luis: "You know, I did everything because I love you."
Molly: "…piece of s–t. You’re f–king trash"
Now, quite frankly, with the exchange of those heated words, we feel very confident in saying that these two should not be married.
If someone talks to you that way, they are a toxic influence on your life.
But … while this sounds like verbal and perhaps emotional abuse, was there any domestic violence in this video?
Several times, it seems that Molly is raising her hand. But whether she was trying to strike Luis or simply poiting for emphasis (as many people do while speaking) is not entirely clear.
(In contrast, 90 Day Fiance's own cameras were there to film it when Anfisa Arkhipchenko struck Jorge Nava, which left little doubt)
Perhaps a courtroom video analyst who has trained for years in these things would have better luck determining if the video is evidence of violence.
Similarly, perhaps some fancy audio tech could help determine whether Luis is saying "hit" or "hate." Hate is toxic, but hitting is domestic violence.
No matter what, the video sure is intense and a little scary.