'90 Day Fiancé' Star Eric Rosenbrook Responds After Alleged Leida Margaretha Domestic Violence Incident

90 Day Fiancé star Eric Rosenbrook issued an official statement after he was accused of domestic violence by wife Leida Margaretha. The Wisconsin native claimed his military background kicked it when Leida threatened herself with a knife on Sunday. He admitted he was forceful with her, but maintained he was only trying to keep her safe. The police were called and Eric left the home. Leida is now being represented by a public relations firm and has not directly responded to the incident.

Eric took to Instagram Live on Monday reveal to fans what happened—or at least to tell his side of the story. At times, it appeared like he was reading off of a script. His full statement has been shared below.

"Leida and I had an altercation. She was threatening self-harm. I wrestled a knife from her but my training took over. It triggered my training. 'Triggered' seems to be the new buzzword of the late 2018s so I'm going to use it. It triggered my training. I went too far. Nothing serious was caused other than emotional trauma, which is severe. I may have scratched her scalp. I did not realize I did that. After I wrestled the knife from her, my training took over and the only thing I could think of was to restrain her and it went too far. I attempted to stand her up on her feet so I could look her in the face, but I pulled her up by her hair. She did not resist. Had she resisted, it might have snapped me back to reality and I would not have done it. I would like to believe that I would not have continued that way. I do not excuse how that happened I know that I should have handled that differently. Basically, after I stood her up I had to restrain her wrists. I knew that I was afraid of her hitting herself or myself. We argued and fought a little bit—not physically—after that. I kept her against the wall in the kitchen… because she would have had to pass the sink again and the knife, and knives… so I kept her there. I did not let her pass. She insisted that she wanted to call the police. I obliged. …An officer responded. We told both our sides. It was very calm at that point. They took her to the hospital for an evaluation. They wanted to take her to the Hope House, but I said, 'No, that's OK,' because Alessandro is here. I will go and stay at a hotel… and I will give her some space and that's how it happened."

Leida's representatives confirmed an incident happened, but they did not reveal if she was trying to hurt herself when the altercation took place: "A domestic incident did take place between Eric and Leida on 1/20/2019. The couple asked that you please respect their desire to keep things private at this time."

On the same day of the incident, Eric posted a black-and-white picture that showed him and Leida smiling. "Good times and great memories. Once the haters get bored, we'll return to making these. Just hang in there hon. Don't let them get you down," he wrote.

‘90 Day Fiancé’ Star Eric Rosenbrook Responds After Alleged Leida Margaretha Domestic Violence Incident
"90 Day Fiancé" star Eric Rosenbrook issued an official statement after he was accused of domestic violence by wife Leida Margaretha. The Wisconsin native claimed his military background kicked it when Leida threatened herself with a knife on Sunday. He admitted he was forceful with her, but maintained he was only trying to keep her safe. The police were called and Eric left the home. Leida is now being represented by a public relations firm and has not directly responded to the incident. TLC
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