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I’m more than my husband’s shameful crime

Actress Maddie Corman's husband committed a crime many would consider unforgivable – he was caught with child abuse images. Her complicated decision to stay with him.

American actress Maddie Corman thought she and her television director husband, Jace Alexander, had a normal, happy life together. They’d been married for more than a decade and had three children. But in 2015, everything came crashing down when Jace was charged with a crime many people would find unforgivable. He was convicted of accessing and distributing child abuse images. Maddie tells Outlook’s Emily Webb about her painful and complicated decision to stay with him. Maddie’s play about her experience, Accidentally Brave, is now playing in New York City.

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(Image: Maddie Corman. Photo credit: Annie Tritt / New York Times / Redux / eyevine.)

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Thu 23 May 2019 03:06GMT