Kristin Evans, the ex-girlfriend of former NFL running back Zac Stacy and alleged victim of a horrific domestic violence incident, spoke out Thursday about the ordeal and what she’s been going through. She is open about her experiences and how they have affected her life. “I’m not a secret or little person,” Kristin said in an interview with reporters. “I’m not like most people who keep everything to themselves.”
She added, “I’m more than just the ex-girlfriend of a football player. I’m more than that.”
Kristin Evans & Zac Stacy Meetup
Kristin says she met Zac Stacy when she was 18 years old, and he was 19. She says they ended up dating for about eight months and began hanging out together outside of work. At one point, Kristin claims she began to experience some abuse from Zac. As of Net worth Gorilla, Zac Stacy net worth is $1.5 million.
“He would yell at me,” Kristin said in the interview. “He would threaten me with physical violence, but I didn’t think he was going to go through with it.”
What happened to Kristin Evans & Zac Stacy?
On February 20, 2016 a sheriff’s deputy arrested Zac Stacy for domestic violence after responding to a 911 call from Kristin’s mother at her home in Farmington Hills, Michigan. The deputy arrived and found Kristin inside the house, along with the couple’s 2-month-old son and two other children who lived there as well; all of them were unharmed. According to the police report, Kristin told the deputy that Zac had become upset after she had taken their son to a doctor and came home late.
The report states that she said Zac began yelling at her and then pushed her in such a way “that caused her to fall back into the couch.” She told police that he then grabbed her by the arm and threw her on the ground. He then allegedly kicked, punched, and strangled her until she passed out. She says she woke up in an ambulance with Zac standing over her and his hand around his own neck.
Kristin says as soon as she realized what was happening, she grabbed their 2-month-old son from the couch while Zac assaulted her mother. She then fled from the house with their kids in tow, but not before calling 911 for help.
The deputy who responded to the call arrested Stacy for domestic violence assault and battery, first-degree child abuse (the charge later changed to disorderly conduct), and assault with a dangerous weapon.
Kristin says she met with prosecutors and police a few weeks later to file charges against Zac Stacy. She says that she was still in shock over what had happened, and that the incident left her feeling “extremely vulnerable.” She also said she was not sure about pressing charges against him at the time because she wanted to focus on getting help for herself and her children.
“I wasn’t thinking about myself,” Kristin told reporters. “I was thinking about my kids.”
She added, “I don’t feel like I’m a victim or anything like that. I think I just got caught up in it.”
Krisitn said that after she filed charges, Zac Stacy’s attorney informed her that he would be willing to enter a plea bargain. According to the police report, Kristin said that she had learned about this offer from another source and agreed to accept it. She also told authorities that she was aware of a restraining order Stacy had against her mother, but she did not believe it applied to her because they weren’t married.
“I didn’t think he would actually do anything,” Kristin said in an interview with the Detroit Free Press. “I just thought he was going to get arrested.”
Kristin then contacted the media and shared details of the incident with them in hopes of getting help for herself and her children from child protective services (CPS). She says she did not want to press charges against Stacy because she wanted him to get help for his problems instead of being put behind bars. She also sought help from a domestic violence shelter in Farmington Hills, Michigan.
“I just wanted him to get help,” said Kristin, who is also pregnant with her third child. “I didn’t want him to have a felony on his record.”