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    “I Couldn’t Breathe”: Jana Kramer Had A Horrible Panic Attack While Filming ‘Gaslit by My Husband’ Because Of Past Experience Of Abuse

    Jana Kramer is boldly opening up about the guilt and shame that her abusive relationship in the past has left her with. The actress said she feels immense sadness for her younger self who endured the pain from the wrong person.

    She was speaking to Us Weekly when Kramer got emotional and reflected on her acceptance of abuse. Here’s what she said.

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    Jana Kramer Is Set To Play Another Real Life Domestic Abuse Survivor In ‘Gaslit by My Husband: The Morgan Metzer Story’

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    Jana Kramer

    More and more celebrities are coming forward, opening up about their abusive relationships and how it has left them damaged. Jana Kramer has also mustered the courage to speak about the damage she has been left with because of her past abusive relationship, especially ahead of her next film, ‘Gaslit by My Husband: The Morgan Metzer Story‘.

    The film is based on the true story of Morgan Metzer, who was beaten and sexually assaulted by a masked intruder in 2021. Her ex-husband, Rodney Metzer, staged a rescue but was later identified as the murderer and was sentenced to 25 years in prison after pleading guilty to charges including kidnapping and aggravated assault.

    Kramer admitted that filming ‘Gaslit by My Husbandwas emotionally challenging and triggering at times. “It was hard,” she said, adding that she also had a panic attack on set during a scene with her co-star Austin Nichols.

    “I had a complete panic attack because Austin was on top of me. I couldn’t breathe. And that just triggered me right back to my abuse situation,” she said. Kramer clarified that stayed in close contact with her therapist throughout the filming process to help manage these triggers.

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    Jana Kramer Opens Up About Shame And Guilt After Enduring Years Of Domestic Abuse From Ex-Husband

    Jana Kramer
    Jana Kramer

    Opening up about her own trauma from the domestic abuse she experienced, Jana Kramer said, “I feel sad for the version of myself that I was, that I would accept someone to put their hands on me.” She added that she feels “sad” for herself as well as other survivors like herself who are stuck in feelings of shame.

    Kramer was married to Michael Gambino in 2004. The marriage however crumbled after less than a year due to severe domestic abuse. Gambino was also convicted of attempted murder in 2005 and sentenced to six years in prison. He died there in 2012.

    Kramer dodged a bullet as she narrowly escaped the abusive relationship with her former husband. She now aims to raise awareness about domestic violence by starring in the Lifetime movie. With Kramer playing the lead role of Morgan Metzer, the film is set to premiere on Sunday. 

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    Aishwarya is a Senior Sub-Editor at First Curiosity. Working as a news writer for over 3 years, she has written on an array of things for a couple of media houses in different capacities. With writing as her outlet, she is now exploring the world of art and glamour. Her love for films and writing stems from her fondness for words and all things artsy. An avid reader and writer alike, Aishwarya likes to delve into any and all forms of art.


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