YouTuber Tainan Josh (台南Josh) is known for his commentary about baseball. In fact, most fans flock to his channel to hear what he has to say! However, recently, Josh has become known for something else. As it turns out, the YouTuber has become a victim of domestic violence.
Josh (real name: 鄭毓倫) has always had a loving relationship with his wife, Amber (黄琦雯). However, a recent blow-up from Amber has frightened the YouTuber into fleeing his house. Additionally, netizens are now urging him to divorce Amber.
Josh’s love for baseball was what led him to meet Amber. Apparently, the two got along well and fell in love with one another. They eventually decided to get married and officially registered their marriage last year (2021) in July. However, their romance didn’t last long.
On 23rd January, Josh and Amber were discussing plans for their wedding banquet. The couple was supposedly considering postponing it as the epidemic was still a concern for many. But the idea of postponing their wedding banquet set Amber off. She lost her temper and let it loose in the worst way possible.
Things were smashed and destroyed as she took her anger out on her surroundings. She even slashed the curtains with a sharp blade. Josh was terrified for his life, and immediately left for his hometown, leaving Amber by herself in the house. His actions further angered her and she scribbled words like “death” and “mom’s treasure” in red lipstick around the house. Amber also threatened to harm their dog.
Amber did post make a public apology to Josh via her Instagram on 25th January. She claimed she has always had anger issues but didn’t want to face it. Amber added that Josh had brought the matter up to her before and offered to seek help for it together with her. Sadly, she turned it down.
The incident on 23rd January was a wake-up call for Amber. She promised to actively seek help for her anger issues. However, she was not negating her actions. “I will not use my (mental illness) as a shield for the incident,” she stated. Amber apologised again to Josh, his family and to her supporters. She also asked that netizens would let the matter be dealt with by the couple.
Josh finally decided to return to the house to collect his things and his pet. He had to be accompanied by police as he was still fearful for his safety. Additionally, he filed a lawsuit against Amber for injury and damage yesterday (26th January). Josh also asked his lawyer to file for a protection order.
Netizens have mostly been on Josh’s side. Some have advised him to divorce Amber and find someone who will treat him better. “I just want to say that you don’t deserve Josh, a good gentleman, (who was) bullied like this,” one netizen commented to Amber via her post. “Josh deserves a better woman.”
Domestic violence is a serious issue that should not be taken lightly. If you think you see a pattern of violence, abuse of intimidation that is used to control or maintain power over you, please seek help immediately. Domestic violence has several forms, such as physical, emotional, psychological, sexual, social and financial abuse.
We hope Josh will be able to recover from the incident. Currently, he is living elsewhere and is reportedly safe. His dog has been moved to his father’s house for safety as well. Josh is currently taking time to recuperate and contemplate what to do next.