The initial security footage of Janay’s physical altercation with her husband surfaced in late February and only depicted her husband dragging her unconscious body out of the Atlantic City hotel Revel. Yesterday (September 8th), new footage emerged from inside the elevator which clearly showed Ray Rice striking his wife twice with closed fists, knocking her out. In her Instagram message, Janay accuses the media of releasing the new footage 7 months later in order to gain ratings:
To make us relive a moment in our lives that we regret everyday is a horrible thing. To take something away from the man I love that he has worked his a.. off for all his life just to gain ratings is horrific. THIS IS OUR LIFE!
Rice was released from the Baltimore Ravens hours and suspended from the NFL indefinitely yesterday after the footage was released. Janay reassures Ravens fans that the Rice family still has love for them:
Just know we will continue to grow & show the world what real love is! Ravensnation we love you.
The NFL responded to the footage claiming they were not privy to the assault video from inside the elevator since “security for Atlantic City casinos is handled by the New Jersey State Police” and the video was not made available. The New Jersey State Police claim they never had the video and the Atlantic City Police Department handled it.