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Olympic Hurdler Lashinda Demus

My Husband Strangled Me,

Threatened to Kill Me

10/3/2013 2:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Olympic hurdler Lashinda Demus -- who won a silver medal at the 2012 Olympics -- says her husband tried to strangle her and threatened to kill her ... and she's now desperate for protection ... TMZ has learned.

Demus just got a temporary restraining order against her husband, Jamel Mayrant -- who was arrested and jailed a couple of weeks ago for domestic violence.  She claims the attack left her with bruises and a lump on her head.

The restraining order also protects their twin 6-year-old boys and her parents -- because she claims he threatened all of them as well.

Demus also claims her husband is trashing her and damaging her career, saying in court docs,  "I'm a professional athlete ... so I need no derogatory emails, pictures, texts, phone calls released about me on the web or to other people."

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The restraining order requires Jamel to stay 100 yards away from Lashinda, the kids and her parents.

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Truth    

SEE, THAT'S WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE FEMALE IS THE ALPHA DOG.. SHORT BETA MEN CANT HANDLE IT SO TRY TO USE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE TO COMPENSATE. #TRUTH!!

363 days ago
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Dead account Delete at will    

Your sayin hes IN jail so why the need for a restraining order and panic? Shouldn't that be if he got out and started breaking restraining orders? Or is this her jump for media attention to help her divorce go in her favor?

363 days ago
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Dead account Delete at will    

She looks like she could beat his ass if she wanted

363 days ago
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Pete    

threatened his kids??? doubtfull!!!

363 days ago
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sowhat    

he looks a little like Kanye West
Well, atleast that's how Kanye looks when he is in front of a Parisian Photog...

363 days ago
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Carlos Danger    

Well, everyone is gunning for me to get deported to Israel (especially that jack ass in the bakery). Why not deport him back to Africa.

363 days ago
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Clytemnestra    

Is beating up women some sort of black thing or is it just TMZ that focuses on African-Americans?

363 days ago
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static    

NFI who she is but that sucks

363 days ago
9.

OhReally    

Look at the charming face of a woman beater ... smh he needs to go on with his life ..Woman beware just because they have all their teeth don't mean they want you to keep yours ! he's a jealous man properly feel less than REAL man ... looser

363 days ago
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6one9    

Bitch IS jealous `` of his wife!!!!
Go get a JOB `` loser!!!!
and FLuck off too while you are at it!!
Lil Bitch!!

363 days ago
11.

Nekru    

Just another typical happy fambly of enwards.

363 days ago
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Mr. Balls    

Big deal, every husband either has, or will, choke their wife at some point in their marriage. I defy anyone to stay married to the same woman and not cheat and not choke her at least once.

363 days ago
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BrEtruthful    

I used to choke me ex-husband for busting a nut during sex..... but this is different....lmmfao! She should hurtle jump and land on his balls

363 days ago
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Tristan Lamond    

Too much Informative Murder Porn.

363 days ago
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Babycakes    

" I need no derogatory emails, pictures, texts, phone calls released about me on the web or to other people." so is she saying he has these things? Because the only way he would get them would be if she sent them. Wonder what she is worried about more naked pictures, text full of cursing or Mel Gibson style phone call?

363 days ago
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