Tiffany Thompson is the woman who accused Dallas Cowboys star Ezekiel Elliott of being physically violent with her. On July 22, 2016, Thompson took to her Instagram account to share photos of various bumps and bruises all over her body. In the first group of photos, Thompson wrote a caption about domestic violence.
“Just for every woman out there getting abused it’s time to put a stop to it. This has been happening to me for months and it finally got out of control to where I was picked up and thrown across the room by my arms. Thrown into walls. Being choked to where I have to gasp for breath. Bruised everywhere, mentally and physically abused. It’s not okay. So I want each and every one of you girls to step away now from domestic violence. You’re worth so much more. I got told it was called “tough love” I’m sorry if you love someone you don’t touch your loved ones.”
In the next grouping of photos, Thompson tagged Ezekiel Elliott. You can see screenshots of Thompson’s Instagram posts below.
At one point, Thompson called 911. She told police officers that Elliott had been hitting her for “the past five days.” Columbus police arrived on the scene and Thompson filed a report with them.
“The officers who responded to the scene say the woman claims she had pain in her wrist and a red mark — but declined medical treatment. Cops contacted Elliott — who denied striking the woman. He also said he never lived with her,” TMZ reported.
Elliott was not arrested at the time of questioning because of conflicting witness reports, according to Deadspin.
Last July, Thompson released the following statement to TMZ.
“Exactly 1 year ago today my life changed forever. I finally got the strength to be the strong woman I was and got myself out of a very toxic relationship. Speak up and stop domestic violence,” she said.
Since the police report was filed, the NFL launched an investigation and handed Elliott a six-game suspension, which he is currently fighting. Court documents obtained by Yahoo! Sports contain information about Thompson’s idea to blackmail Elliott. In those documents, a text-based conversation between Thompson and an unnamed friend was uncovered. In that conversation, the two discussed the possibility of threatening to release sex tapes that Thompson and Elliott made together.
Elliott still denies ever being violent with Thompson. His appeal hearing will take place on August 29, according to ESPN.