Originally Posted by bluetrain4
I'd generally agree. Plus, I think the guy may be smart enough to know that if he gets into a physical altercation with his ex and tensions are high and he does anything in response to her hitting him like shoving her, then he could be in a whole lot of trouble, as it would then be a man assaulting a female. Sure, some may think that it doesn't look good for him to retreat, but it's probably pretty smart.
Agreed, lost in the sauce is that he has no wiggle room here. He so much as "lays his hands on a woman"
he's dead meat (and rightly so, imho).
On the other hand if it turned out to be a case of him afraid she was gonna punch his lights out then he'd have had to claim in his defense that two ti
ts and a vagina ganged up on him.