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The wife of ex-Ravens running back Ray Rice took to Instagram on Tuesday to break her silence about the release of a video showing the football player knocking Janay Rice unconscious in an Atlantic City elevator.

The video, which prompted the Ravens to terminate Rice’s contract and the NFL to suspend him indefinitely, shows Rice and then-fiancée Janay Palmer in the elevator at the now-closed Revel Hotel and Casino. An extended video shows Rice spitting on his wife and then punching her. Janay falls to the ground, hitting her head on a railing in the process.

Janay, who said that she and her husband will “continue to grow and show the world what real love is,” calls out the media and outsiders for trying to “take something away from the man I love.”

“This is our life! What don’t you get? If your intentions were to hurt us, embarrass us, make us feel alone, take all happiness away, you’ve succeeded on so many levels.”

Read her full statement below.

If you know anyone in an abusive relationship or if you need help, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE or visit .

SOURCE: Instagram | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty