Army Ranger records wife grabbing his testicles to prove abuse

Divorce can be very ugly. It drives people to do some pretty insane things.  When domestic violence is an issue, people may have to go to great lengths to prove spousal abuse.

Usually reserved for those involved in some sort of extreme sport… you typically don’t see a GoPro camera being used in domestic abuse cases. But one man in Dunedin, Florida got creative to document abuse inflicted by his estranged wife, using the high-definition action camera.

Michael, whose face was not shown during an interview with 10 News, is going through a nasty custody battle over his twin 2-year-olds.

The soldier in the Army’s 1st Ranger Battalion told the local NBC station that he decided to use a parachute cord to attach the GOPRO camera to his belt to protect himself.   In a very short clip, near a vehicle on the driveway, Michael’s estranged wife is seen grabbing his genitals.

The incident happened during a brief custody exchange last week, while Michael was reaching into the back of the car to unbuckle one of his sons.

“A GoPro has such a wide angle scope on it,” Michael said. “It catches everything from five feet away from the feet to the head.”

The video shows what appears to be the hand of 37-year-old Corinne Novak as she forcefully grabs his genitals, according to KGW.

“We have court coming up so hopefully it goes to show a little bit of validity to what I’ve been doing and what I’ve been saying and disapproving what she’s been saying,” Michael said. “It seems to be overlooked when the man is a victim of domestic violence,” he added.

The GoPro footage was enough to have Pinellas County Deputies put Novak in jail, for domestic battery.


  • Michele graduated with a B.S. in Telecommunication from the University of Florida’s College of Journalism and Communications. She has spent numerous years working in the news industry in south Florida, including many positions ranging from being a news writer at WSVN, the Fox affiliate in Miami to being an associate news producer at WPLG-TV, the ABC affiliate in Miami. Michele has also worked in Public Relations and Marketing.

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