Violent Video of Vektor’s David DiSanto Assaulting His Wife Has Surfaced
In a series of posts to social media, Katy DiSanto, the wife of Vektor vocalist/guitarist David DiSanto, has accused her husband of a consistent pattern of violent and abusive behavior.
(Warning: this post contains violent depictions of domestic abuse.)
Katy has shared a minute-long video she filmed with her cell phone that shows David picking up Katy and throwing her, loudly verbally berating her and throwing a pillow at her face while she quietly cries, after which sounds can be heard of someone (presumably David) hitting something off-camera very hard. A caption accompanying the video states that the couple was arguing because “he let his dog go to the bathroom in the house and was refusing to clean it up.” A separate photo shows a door with four holes in it, with the caption “I was later reminded ‘it could have been my face.’”
The video also shows photos of two court documents. One document, filed in Philadelphia, appears to be a lawsuit against David in family court. The other is a Temporary Protection From Abuse Order that was issued against David this past Tuesday, June 11th, 2019. According to Katy, David is currently “out of the house for now.” Katy credits the Women Against Abuse organization for their help with her legal matters.
In a separate post, Katy describes in detail several incidents of abuse perpetrated by David against her which she says were fueled by his alcoholism. Among her allegations are that David stole their wedding money because he’d been fired from his job for showing up hungover too many times, that he strangled her in a San Antonio hotel room until another room called the cops, that he sexually assaulted her in Salt Lake City then locked her in a basement and told her not to talk about it, and that he vandalized the couple’s house with spray paint and insisted she clean it up. She also claims he regularly lied about his drinking and hid bottles of booze, drove drunk on numerous occasions and often flew into jealous rages over perceived infractions.
“The warning signs were there from the beginning, but my optimism and his manipulative love-bombing overshadowed them again and again.
“I should’ve known when he stole our wedding money and spent it on booze because he’s been fired from his job for showing up hungover too many times (or not at all). I should’ve known from the compulsive and incessant lying. I should’ve known when he strangled me in that San Antonio hotel room until my cries for help prompted another room to call the cops. I should’ve known the handful of times he claimed he was sobering up – until I inevitably found all the empty liquor bottles and beers cans he’d been hiding.
“I should’ve known from that time I was sexually assaulted in SLC and he locked me in a basement and told me not to talk about it. I should’ve known when he showed preference to other women just to try and make me upset. I should’ve known from the literally thousands of times I was told that his indiscretions and abuse were my own fault. I should’ve known when he tried to rape me. I should’ve known when he smacked me across the face with his phone. I should’ve known when he slapped me and threw me against the wall because i tried to move his beer. I should’ve known when he picked up in the air, slammed me on our bed, and hit me over the head as hard as he could with a cushion.
“I should’ve known when he’d fly into jealous rages, fabricate scenarios, and punish me for things *I never did or said* (things that existed only in his imagination, but had real life consequences). I should’ve known when he punched holes in our bedroom door and later justified it by saying I should calm down, and it could’ve been my face. I should’ve known when he locked my dog outside in below-freezing temperatures for over an hour. I should’ve known when he vandalized our house with spray paint and told me to clean it up. I should’ve known when I was standing the police station at 2am, trembling, filing a report but begging them not to arrest him because I had no money I’d lose everything if he went to jail again. I should’ve known when he repeatedly abandoned his own dog so he could stay out and get drunk. I should’ve known when the dozens of times he put our lives in danger by picking me up from work drunk – and the hundreds of times he’s put other people in danger by driving drunk (sometimes to the point of blacking out) all over town while it’s his right to do so.
“I should’ve known every time he weaponized other people as tools of abuse – falsely claiming others did or said things in attempts to undermine or humiliate me. I should’ve known every time he left me crushed, crying, alone, confused, then apologized and did it all again.”
Both posts are embedded below. MetalSucks has reached out to both parties for comment.
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CW. #Abuse #addiction Hello friends. It’s not hard for me to write this, but it is hard for me to admit its content. I’ve felt like a failure for so long, like a bad #feminist hypocrite stubbornly clinging to a sense of misplaced duty instead of paying attention to my own rights and well-being. A few people are aware of how my marriage has been deteriorating, especially over the past two years. For those of that aren’t, here goes. Let me start by saying I’m sorry. I’m sorry for keeping this from so many of you – I really thought it would get better. I thought I would be a burden if I reached out for help – and I’m still afraid people will be angry that I didn’t tell them sooner. I was so inundated with admiration for the public aspects of my/our life, that I dared not let anyone down by telling the #truth. You can only imagine the mental toll it takes when, for 8 years, I was repeatedly abused then gaslit out of my mind, believing him whenever he flew into a rage and told me I needed to keep “our business between us”. I’m sorry for how I’ve let this situation alienate me from my friends, forced myself to hide things from my family, and sometimes caused my personality to warp and distort into the worst version of myself. I’m sorry for not intervening when I knew he was lying to other people in his life. I’m sorry for putting up walls. I’m sorry to any Vektor fans – I’ve experienced some of my favorite music ruined by harsh truths about fallible people, and now I’m wracked with guilt, feeling like I might be taking something away by speaking out. I’m also sorry David – despite it all, I don’t want his life to be bad. I just want my life to be good. And that can’t happen while I’m keeping these secrets. There is no perfect way to handle this. I feel it’s best for me to release this information all at once, instead of letting the rumor mill leak and distort the truth. I expect to get blowblack, hate mail, invasive questions no matter what I do (as has every other abused woman who’s come forward in the 21st century) but for now I feel like I’m doing what’s rational. Instagram limits captions, so please check my Facebook page for the rest of this PUBLIC post. **
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THIS IS A FOLLOW-UP to the video in my previous post… I couldn’t post it all at once.. the full text post is on my Facebook, if you have the time to read it I’d really appreciate it ( it is public )😔 . . . . Thank you again to @womenagainstabuse for all the help they’ve provided so far and will continue to provide