MELISSA Benoist's ex has taken "responsibility' for allegedly physically abusing her – but Blake Jenner claimed the Supergirl star was also "verbally and emotionally abusive."
On Thursday, Blake issued a lengthy statement on Instagram after Benoist, 32, alleged in November that she was "slapped repeatedly and punched" by a former partner.
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Benoist and her husband Christopher Wood are expecting their first child after her emotional video confession last year.
Blake described their ill-fated relationship as "a foundation rooted in co-dependency, which had dire consequences."
In the lengthy statement, he took "full responsibility and accountability for the hurt that I inflicted during my relationship with my past partner."
Blake acknowledged that during a heated "argument that escalated" he flung his phone out of frustration and "it hit my former partner in her face."
"I froze in a state of shock and horror as my then partner screamed in anguish, her eye immediately swollen shut from the impact of the phone," he wrote.
But the Glee star also revealed that there was "mental, emotional, and physical abuse inflicted from both ends," which prompted them to see a therapist.
Unfortunately, he said, they were stuck in a "toxic cycle."
Blake alleged that he was "scratched … slapped" and punched in the face so hard he was hospitalized.
Blake said he had thought about speaking out about the pain that was inflicted onto him during their relationship.
He didn't want it to turn into a "she-said-he-said mudslinging match, however, and said he also blamed his "false ideas of manhood."
According to Blake, he was "made to pass on jobs and opportunities" because of jealousy of prospective female co-stars at professional events."
He claimed that he was discouraged from developing relationships or taking photos with the actresses he was working with.
"I was made to feel guilty for working as I received calls from my former partner while I was away, threatening self-harm out of depression and a deep-seated fear of abandonment," he wrote.
"I was isolated – prohibited from seeing my friends for years, resulting in this toxic relationship becoming the entirety of my world. I was verbally and emotionally abused for everything from the family I was born into to the clothes I would wear on photoshoots."
His 6-swipe statement was posted nearly a year after Benoist alleged that she was a domestic abuse survivor in an emotional video.
The actress said she had "learned what it felt like to be pinned down and slapped repeatedly, punched so hard the wind was knocked out of me, dragged by my hair across pavement, head-butted, pinched until my skin broke."
"I learned to lock myself in rooms but quickly stopped because the door was inevitably broken down," she said.
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