The woman shot to fame afer she complained that she was finger raped in Barbados by a female immigration officer and locked in a dank filthy room before being deported back to Jamaica in March 2011.
For her ordeal, Myrie was awarded some J$4 million by the Caribbean Court of Justice.
But now Myrie is on the different side of the law. She has been arrested and charged with second degree assault by authorities in Hartford County Maryland, for the alleged beating of her husband, Troy Pusey.
Pusey reported to police that Myrie had chased him with a knife, kicked him in the groin and punched him on his arm. She was subsequently arrested and charged.
But Myrie has denied Pusey’s claims and says her spurned lover is making up stories to taint her in a bad light.
“He is a control freak. I left him because he wanted to control my every move. I couldn’t talk to anybody, if a man looked at me he would say I caused it. I could not go anywhere unless he was with me. He was too controlling so I walked out of the marriage,” she told Loop News.
Myrie accused Pusey of lying to the police and the court.
“He is an ex-US Army man. How could I ever beat him up? He is lying. I never even touched him,” she said.
She said Pusey was on a deliberate smear campaign. Myrie said she decided to back out of representing the People’s National Party as councillor in the local government elections after her estranged husband met in an accident in the United States and she had to care for him.
“He said he doesn’t know what he would do if I left him. I fixed him up. He looked like a country boy when I met him on Facebook just before I won my case. I took care of him when he met in an accident, that’s why I decided to step away from politis. He was in a bad way. This is the thanks I get,” she said.
Myrie also accused Pusey of contacting the Jamaican and Barbadian media and displaying the couple’s dirty linen in public.
She faces a maximum sentence of seven years if found guilty.
BY: LOOP NEWS