|Jason Melo (right) made a big mistake humiliating his girlfriend in front of the world.|
By Rocco Parascandola, Erica Pearson, Stephen Rex Brown
A self-pitying misogynist maniac was arrested for choking his girlfriend, parading her around the streets of Harlem naked and then posting video of the public humiliation online, police sources said Thursday.
Jason Melo, 24, beat and choked his 22-year-old girlfriend in their W. 142nd St. apartment in front of her 3-month-old daughter before forcing the woman into the cold for the medieval-style degradation, cop sources said.
Sources said Melo punched the victim in the face and crotch and threatened to kill her if she didn’t disrobe, put on a towel and leave the apartment.
Video of the incident shows the woman wrapped in a towel being tailed by a man speaking Spanish who derides her as a “bi---” and “a tart [thot].” The man says he’d caught her talking to “seven other men.”
The video was so disturbing it prompted a response from First Lady Chirlane McCray.
“Earlier this week a video emerged that depicted intimate partner violence on a sidewalk in our city. The video displayed verbal abuse, forced humiliation, and harassment by the alleged offender, directed at his wife,” McCray said. “Posting that video online perpetuated the abuse, which New York City does not tolerate. We are steadfast in our efforts to make sure all victims of abuse are aware of the many resources available as we strive to make New York City's public and private spaces safe for all women and girls.”