A repeat episode of ABC's 20/20 got me to thinking... why do women who seem to be intelligent, take up with brutes?
Katie Piper (born 12th October 1983) is a former model and television presenter from Andover, Hampshire in England. Piper had hoped to have a full-time career in the media, but in March 2008 in North London, sulfuric acid was thrown at her face by Stefan Sylvestre. The acid attack, which blinded Piper in one eye, was arranged by Piper'sI got my answer rather quickly. For a woman on ewho think would be intelligent, Piper was the dumbest of dumb-asses, taking up with some clown she met on Facebook! PARENTS! THIS IS WHY FACEBOOK IS DANGEROUS!
ex-boyfriend, sub-human pal, Daniel Lynch. Both Sylvestre and Lynch were arrested and are serving jail time for their crimes.
Daniel Lynch, a martial arts enthusiast who had been tracking Piper's career, met her through the online social site Facebook. Unknown to her, Lynch had previously been jailed for throwing boiling water into a man's face. The two first saw each other in Reading, Berkshire, where Piper had been working, and initially Piper was pleased with the relationship.Piper was her own worst enemy!
Two weeks into their relationship, the couple booked into a hotel in Bayswater, following a meal out. In the hotel room, Lynch viciously raped and beat Piper, and threatened to cut her with a razor and hang her before stabbing her several times in the arms. After eight hours at the hotel, they drove back to Golders Green, where Piper had a flat. Piper was treated for her wounds at Royal Free Hospital, but withheld the nature of the incident from the doctors and police, because she was afraid of Lynch.
Piper received numerous phone calls and apologies from Lynch. Two days after the attack, Lynch persuaded Piper to go to an internet cafe to read an email he had sent to her Facebook account. Lynch gave her details to Stefan Sylvestre, who identified her on Golders Green Road. Sylvestre approached Piper, who thought he was going to ask for money, and then threw sulfuric acid at her face. The attack was caught on tape, and both Lynch and Sylvestre were later arrested. Both Lynch and Sylvestre were sentenced to life imprisonment in the HM Prison Service, Sylvestre with a minimum of 12 years, and Lynch with a minimum of 16 years. As a pre-trial inmate Lynch was held in the Pentonville Prison.TEEN READERS: This is why you should be careful! I can't warn you enough!
I feel bad for Miss Piper. Where was her common sense? Where was parental and (or) peer guidance? Too many unanswered questions to ponder! What a shame!