"Amish Mafia" star Esther Schmucker was reportedly beaten by her boyfriend, rapper Imir R. Williams, at their home in Stasburg, Pennsylvania. An arrest warrant has been issued for Williams, who allegedly hit Schmucker so bad that he broke her nose, teeth, and cheekbones.
Schmucker previously filed three protection-from-abuse orders against Williams but never followed up with the court system, so they were all dismissed. She told police that Williams repeatedly hit her on October 31, causing her serious injury.
"We're actively seeking Imir. We believe he's either in (Lancaster) city or New Jersey," Stasburg police chief Steven Echternach told Lancaster Online.
Schmucker is keeping silent about the assault but did tell police that the assault took place in Stasburg and a woman was the perpetrator. Yet according to Schmucker's roommate, Williams was watching her every move and prevented her from telling authorities what actually happened, and that he was the abuser.
"Williams would not leave her side for three days, like he was guarding her," the roommate explained.
"He told me he will chop me into pieces and throw me in the garbage can," Schmucker wrote in one protection request petition. "He told me multiple times that he is going to kill me and that he just has to figure out how to do it."
Schmucker, who stars on "Amish Mafia," is described on the series as "a powerful Amish woman" by the Discovery Channel. The series features alleged Amish persons who fight for their community and work to protect members and promote justice.
"Esther does what she wants, when she wants, with blatant disregard from Amish men," the Discovery Channel notes. "She's known for being a strong female, something very uncommon in the Amish world."
Critics have blasted the show for its depiction of Amish life, which they allege is completely false. The Discovery Channel maintains that all its stars are authentic and members of a sub-sect within the Amish community.
"They are actual people. These are real people in the Amish and Mennonite communities," Discovery's vice president of public relations, Laurie Goldberg, told Lancaster Online.