February 15, 2012 07:27:14 GMT
Sharing her side of the story in her altercation with Marston Hefner, the 2011 Playmate of the Year admits that she's 'ridiculously offended by the way things are being handled.'
Though she holds the title of 2011 Playmate of the Year, Claire Sinclair didn't get any support from Hugh Hefner or Playboy Enterprises after Hef's son, Marston, was arrested for allegedly assaulting her. "Nobody's empathetic or concerned," the 20-year-old told E! News. "It's more like, cover it up and protect the image, you know what I'm saying?"
"In one aspect, I'm ridiculously offended by the way things are being handled, on the other aspect, I understand. It's family," she shared her thought further on the matter. "And they're looking out for their name, and I understand that but they need to at least, recognize what has happened and apologize for what has happened."
Speaking about her altercation with Marston, Claire recalled in the Tuesday, February 14 interview, "We had just freshly moved into the apartment, and I know Marston was a little stressed out about it, and Marston has been unstable throughout the whole course of our relationship."
The Playboy Playmate continued on, "And we got into an argument about something really silly and it kind of escalated and it became violent." She then detailed, "Initially, he kicked me and I went backwards, I fell. Then he punched me and grabbed me up, and I scratched him to defend myself. It was very shocking."
Marston was taken into custody on Sunday, February 12 night after a domestic-violence call was made from the house he shared with Claire in Pasadena. He was charged with battery on a spouse, and was released early Monday morning after posting a $20,000 bail. After he got out of jail, Claire went to the Pasadena Police Department to obtain an emergency protective order.
Claire has said she has no intention in pressing charges. "All I want is for Marston to give a public apology and I want him to get psychiatric help. I want him to admit that he did hit me more than once," she told E!. "If he can do all of that and get help, I will never press charges." She later posted a photo of herself with a bruised arm on Twitter, and noted, "This photo was Donated to TMZ to raise awareness about domestic violence."