Man who forced girlfriend to walk naked appears in court, says she deserved it
The brutish boyfriend charged with forcing his girlfriend to parade naked down a frigid Harlem street as he recorded the humiliation – and later posted it online — was unrepentant in court Wednesday.
After a Post reporter asked Jason Melo, 22, whether he regretted beating and demeaning the mother of his child, he replied, “She shouldn’t have done what she did.”
Melo is accused of choking and punching the victim in front of their newborn daughter after he claimed he caught her sending naked pictures to other men.
The evil boyfriend allegedly forced her to walk down the street with only a white towel wrapped around her in freezing temperatures January 17.
On the video, he calls her a “whoree” and “bitch” then rips the towel off her, leaving her completely exposed except for a pair of boots.
After she tries to shield herself in between two cars, he tells her, “This is what you deserve.”
The public backlash from the disturbing video, prompted Melo to post an Instagram video, where he begs for forgiveness: “I was wrong to do what i did, sending her out naked, I apologize.”
But Melo appeared to have a change of heart when he showed up in Manhattan Criminal Court Wednesday and blamed the victim.
He faces charges of assault, menacing and endangering the welfare of a child.
He’s due back in court March 16.