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Councilwoman after radio outburst: 'I always wear my emotions; it's something I'm working on.'

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Janis Fullilove claimed on air that her husband threatened to kill her and then she walked out of the WDIA studio. Janis Fullilove claimed on air that her husband threatened to kill her and then she walked out of the WDIA studio.
She said her passion remains in her constituents. She was thankful for all the support shereceived in recent weeks. She said her passion remains in her constituents. She was thankful for all the support shereceived in recent weeks.

(WMC-TV) - A councilwoman apologized after an emotional outburst on her radio show regarding domestic violence in her home. Janis Fullilove claimed on air that her husband threatened to kill her and then she walked out of the WDIA studio.

"I apologize for that and hope it certainly never happens again," said Fullilove."My husband is fine. I'm fine. [My dog] Shassah is fine. We're fine ... I always wear my emotions on my sleeve. It's something I've always done, and it's something that I'm working on."

Fullilove defended her husband.

"In the heat of arguments, people say things they really don't mean. I've said things I really didn't mean," she said.

She said her passion remains in her constituents. She was thankful for all the support she received in recent weeks.

"I have to put that emotion behind me and put that passion in front of me."

Fullilove and her husband, Vernon Chalmers, had well-publicized skirmishes. Police were called to the couple's home about a disturbance in 2012 where Fullilove was accused of being drunk and throwing dishes around her house, hitting Chalmers. The couple was arrested.

A judge ruled Fullilove not guilty of domestic violence, but the two were ordered to stay apart.

Since the case closed, Fullilove and Chalmers were free to live together again.

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