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Crystal Harris, a spousal rape victim forced to support her ex-husband

Crystal Harris, a woman who had been raped in her violent marriage has been victimized all over again after being forced to pay her her abusive ex-husband spousal support.

Crystal Harris is a financial analyst who makes a six-figure salary and said she had been supporting her out-of-work husband Shawn Harris for years.

When Crystal Harris hauled him to court following a violent sex attack, she was shocked to learn what the divorce would cost her.

Shawn Harris was jailed and forced to register as a sex offender after he was convicted of spousal rape last year.

After his conviction was handed down, Shawn Harris requested spousal support – and it was granted.

Crystal Harris, who had been raped in her violent marriage, has been victimized all over again after being forced to pay her her abusive ex-husband spousal support

Crystal Harris, who had been raped in her violent marriage, has been victimized all over again after being forced to pay her her abusive ex-husband spousal support

In cases such as this, the court will normally award $3,000 a month in spousal support, but lowered it to $1,000 amid the abuse claims.

“I call that the rape discount,” Crystal Harris told ABC News.


In addition, Crystal Harris was ordered to pay her ex-husband’s legal fees from the divorce case.

Crystal Harris told 10News.com: “It makes me feel victimized all over again that I should have to pay a dime to this man who has turned my life upside down.”

Throughout the trial, Shawn Harris claimed he was role-playing with his wife, an activity he said they often took part in, posing as Tarzan and Jane or a hooker and pimp.

Throughout the trial, Shawn Harris claimed he was role-playing with his wife

Throughout the trial, Shawn Harris claimed he was role-playing with his wife

One of the key pieces of evidence used to convict him was a tape recorder that Crystal Harris had hidden in her underwear drawer on the night of the attack.

Crystal Harris told ABC News: “To this day I feel broken-hearted about the fact that this has all happened. I’m not happy about the way my life has turned out.”

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