A man whose girlfriend attacked him with a samurai sword over cheating allegations maintains that he was faithful.
Alex Lovell of Camas County, Washington survived a vicious attack allegedly orchestrated by his (now ex) girlfriend while he was sleeping earlier this month. He fought her off as his survival instincts kicked in.
“She woke the dragon,” he told The Columbian.
Emily Javier, 30, allegedly discovered Tinder on his phone in addition to some strings of red hair in his shower drain, according to Oregon Live. Javier, who currently has green hair, has been charged with attempted murder for the attack. Her bail was set at $350,000, according to The Columbian.
Lovell, 29, denied that he has been unfaithful. Instead, he blames video games for killing his sex drive, which he said only fueled Javier’s suspicions.
"It killed my sex drive. I was training too hard, it exhausted me. I felt bad because she needed the affection. I just couldn't keep up," he told BuzzFeed News. "She thought I was having sex with other people.”
But, nerdy pasttimes may have saved his life. He hinted that his love of Kung Fu films prepared him to fight back.
"I was just so proud for beating this samurai wannabe crazy lady with hate in her heart," Lovell told Oregon Live. "I've been preparing my whole life for something like this."
Lovell and Javier dated for two years before the grisly attack.
"I saw the look in her eyes, and it scared the living poop out of me," he told Oregon Live. "I told her I loved her, and she was killing me. She needed to call police, or I was going to die."
Eventually, he convinced Javier to do so and she did call police.
“I just stabbed my boyfriend,” she said in the panicked call. “I think he’s dead.
Lovell was rushed to the hospital with life-threatening injuries after suffering deep lacerations on his limbs and wounds to his torso, neck and head. After having to have some fingers reattached, is currently recovering.
Members of the "PlayerUnknown's Battleground" gaming community have started a GoFundMe campaign for the gamer.
Christopher Ramsay, Javier's court-appointed lawyer, told BuzzFeed News, "Having talked to a few of her family members, this is certainly not anything that they saw coming and is completely out of character of who she is. This is not something that they thought would be fathomable."
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