Jill Connors, a star of Bravo’s Married to Medicine, is facing charges after an assault on her doctor husband that was witnessed by two of their three children in their Alpharetta, Georgia, home earlier this month, according to police reports obtained by PEOPLE.
Jill, 38, allegedly attacked Dr. John Connors, 46, her husband of 11 years, after he “recently discovered his wife was having an affair” based upon text messages he’d discovered between her and the unidentified male, according to the police report.
On the evening of Aug. 13, “John stated he and Jill started arguing about the matter in the kitchen, and he told Jill that she could not cheat on him, and that he would take the children if he needed to,” according to the report.
“John said Jill immediately became violent and she started striking him in the face with closed hand punches. John stated Jill then started to tear his T-shirt, and she scratched him all over his neck and upper body with her fingernails. John said he had no choice but to call 911, because he was being attacked,” the report continues.
“John said when he called 911, Jill grabbed a knife or sharp object and started to cut herself on the arm and chest. John said while she cut herself, she yelled ‘He’s cutting me!’ John attempted to retreat to a separate room, and then he tried to close the door. John said Jill stuck her hand in between the door and door frame, and she tried to stop him from closing the door. John said her hand was injured from that part of the incident.”
When police arrived, “John had red scratch marks on his chest, neck, and back, which were caused by Jill’s fingernails. John also pointed to his lip which appeared slightly puffy, and he said Jill punched him in the face. I asked John if he ever struck Jill, and he said no. John said he just took the physical acts that Jill committed on him.”
Speaking to police at the scene, Jill “immediately replied ‘I hit him. I started it, I know,’ ” the report states. “Jill went on to say that they were arguing about her affair with another male. Jill said John threatened to take the children, and she became very upset. Jill said she was so angry with John that she struck John in the face, and she scratched him on his body. Jill said she was really scared that he would take the children from her.”
After John dialed 911, Jill told an officer that her husband “grabbed a knife and started to cut her on the arm and chest. I asked Jill to describe the way he cut her, and she could not describe the details of how he cut her. I asked Jill what knife he used, and where it was at, and she could not provide answers to any of those questions.”
“Jill said, ‘It all happened so fast, and I don’t know how it happened. I do not know where the knife is.’ Jill also said John slammed the door on her hand. Jill did not have any other visible injuries or marks besides the two cuts. Jill had a bandage over the cut on her wrist on her lower arm.”
The incident report notes that no stitches or further treatment were required for her injuries.
Jill was arrested and is facing charges of battery and cruelty to children, says George Gordon, a spokesman for the Alpharetta Police:. “There were no injuries to the children,” Gordon says, “but they witnessed what occurred, and therefore that falls under cruelty to children in the third degree.”
“Evidence on scene clearly indicated that she was the primary aggressor in this assault,” he says. “This was based upon the police officer’s observation of injuries as well as the direct testimony from Jill Connors herself. She stated to the officers that she initially struck her husband.”
She was booked into the Alpharetta jail on Aug. 14 and released a day later, Fox News reports.
Jill has since filed for divorce, according to TMZ.
Jill joined Married to Medicine as a full-time cast member this season. The reality show airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET on Bravo.
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