Jenni 'JWoww' Farley Alleges Husband Roger Mathews Enlisted Her Exes to 'Team Up' Against Her
In a lengthy statement posted on her personal website, Jenni "JWoww" Farley accused her estranged husband of physical and emotional abuse
In a lengthy statement posted on her personal website Wednesday, Jersey Shore star Jenni “JWoww” Farley accused her estranged husband Roger Mathews of physical and emotional abuse — and alleged that he had reached out to her exes in order to hurt her.
“It is inconceivable that you personally researched the whereabouts and contacted ex-boyfriends of mine to inflict harm upon me after I filed for divorce and you were removed from the home as a result of a temporary restraining order,” wrote Farley, 32.
A rep for Mathews, 43, declined to comment on the allegations.
“It is unfathomable to me that because of you proactively contacting an ex-boyfriend of mine to team up against me, he was arrested for trying to extort money from me,” Farley continued, referencing her ex-boyfriend Thomas Lippolis, who she dated for nearly a year over a decade ago.
Lippolis was arrested and charged with third-degree extortion in December after Farley claimed that he had attempted to extort $25,000 from her “in exchange for not divulging secrets to the media,” according to a press release by the Toms River Police Department in New Jersey. It is unclear if Lippolis has retained a lawyer who can comment on his behalf.
“I would like to applaud the Toms River Police and the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office for their professionalism, expedited response time and unwavering attention to detail that resulted in an immediate arrest after I was the target of a serious crime,” Farley said at the time.
In her statement Wednesday, Farley also alleged that Mathews had contacted another, unnamed ex from her past.
“You knew that another ex from my college years brutally beat me so badly that I was hospitalized,” she wrote. “He was incarcerated for the violent acts against me. He was guilty of three counts of criminal contempt in the second degree.”
Farley continued: “He violated an order of protection multiple times. He even contacted me from jail after he was arrested in violation of the order. He showed up to my home, work, gym and it got so frightening that the police department placed a caper alarm in my home for my 24/7 safety.”
Farley included a copy of a 2008 protection order against the ex-boyfriend, whose name was redacted.
“I confided in you about my painful past as a survivor of domestic violence. How shameful that you used it to beat me down farther,” she wrote. “When your own acts of domestic violence against me were questioned, you chose to reach out to this unspeakable person in order to intimidate me.”
“Your attempt to bring this heinous person back into my life (the mother of your children) after he nearly murdered me speaks volumes to who you really are,” she continued, alleging: “You are an abuser to the core, Roger Mathews.”
Along with the statement, Farley shared video footage that allegedly shows Mathews attacking her. The clip shows a man, who appears to be Mathews, shoving a woman, presumably Farley, to the ground in the kitchen of a home. The two then exchanged a number of harsh words before going their separate ways.
Farley married Mathews in 2015 after nearly five years together. She filed for divorce in September 2018.
Farley, who filed for a restraining order in December after she and Mathews got into an argument, concluded her statement with a message to victims of domestic violence.
“So many of you may be understandably afraid to come forward, and have been stuck in abusive relationships for far too long just as I have been. If anyone is feeling down, broken, hurt or lost, please know that it is not your fault.”
If you suspect domestic violence, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233, or go tothehotline.org. All calls are toll-free and confidential. The hotline is available 24/7 in more than 170 languages.