Horrifying Details About The Man Who Forced His Girlfriend To Walk Naked Around NYC Because She Was Texting Other Men

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She recently testified during the trial that he tortured her two hours.

The woman who was forced to walk naked down a street in New York City by her abusive boyfriend took the stand Monday at his trial and told the jury about the additional abuse she suffered. 

According to the 25-year-old victim, Jason Melo tortured her for two hours before he pushed her out into the cold with just a towel and recorded her parading down the street without it. The reason why? He claims he found explicit messages from other men that she was sexting on her phone.

"He grabbed my neck and forced it really hard," she said while on the stand. "I was losing breath."

"He was saying many things like I'm a wh*re, I could kill you right now, I'm capable of anything."

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The victim, whose name is not being released to protect her identity, said the whole ordeal lasted several hours. Melo, 26, also swung a heavy stone Budda statue at her in an alleged attempt to bash her head in. 

During the attack, their 2-month-old daughter was on their bed, just feet away. 

In the video, you can hear Melo shouting insults at her while she tried to hide between parked cars. 

"Take off your towel and pay the price for the shame I feel after telling you how pretty you were and that I wanted to start a family with you, but it the meantime you were talking to seven other men," you can hear him say in the video. 

"But not to have sex with them," she replied. 

He then ripped the towel off the victim and left her completely naked, other than a pair of boots. 

"Pay the price for your shame!" he yelled her. "You're going to pay the price for being a wh*re. Since you're a whore, you're going to pay like a wh*re."

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"There, on the trash, exactly," he said when she stopped by some trashcans. "Pose with your trash." 

The victim eventually found a motorcycle cover to cover herself with while Melo continued to film her. He later tried to sell merchandise based on the video, such as hats and t-shirts that had his quotes on them. 

When he was arrested, Melo defended his actions and said: "I didn't hit her or anything. Even the detectives are here with me and some of them congratulated me because they see how happy she is and I didn't pull her hair or anything."

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However, the victim said she was scared of Melo. She claims he told her that he would "slash" her face. 

Since the attack, the victim has been hiding out in her apartment with her newborn daughter. Melo faces up to seven years in jail if convicted on the top county of felony coercion. 

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Emily Blackwood is an editor at YourTango who covers pop culture, true crime, dating, relationships and everything in between. Every Wednesday at 10:20 p.m. you can ask her any and all questions about self-love, dating, and relationships LIVE on YourTango’s Facebook page. You can follow her on Instagram (@blackw00d) and Twitter (@emztweetz). 

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