Woman accuses PNM’s “Gypsy” Peters of physical abuse

Woman accuses PNM’s “Gypsy” Peters of physical abuse

A woman has accused PNM’s Moruga/Tableland candidate Winston “Gypsy” Peters of physical abuse.

Currline Cooper, 32, said she was in a two-year relationship with Peters which ended in March 2020.

In July, she said she received an interim protection order which bans Peters from coming within 200m of her, in addition to other terms.

The document expires on July 23, and both parties need to appear in Court for a ruling.

Interim protection order filed by Currline Cooper against Winston”Gypsy” Peters

In speaking with Guardian Media, she said she wanted to make the information public as she feared for her life.

She said she told Laventille West MP Fitzgerald Hinds about the abuse and he told her to write a letter to Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley, which she did in May.

When she did not receive a response, she emailed him again on June 17 informing him of the abuse, but she is yet to receive a response.

Cooper said she also made a report to the Gender-Based Violence Unit of the police service, and has evidence of emotional distress through a letter from a Port-of-Spain medical centre which she received in February.

The document confirmed that she has been treated for stress, and also noted evidence of physical trauma secondary to an abusive relationship.

Cooper even revealed that she worked at the National Carnival Commission (NCC) but was terminated after she filed the order in Court.