Domestic violence takes many forms.
Its victims come in all shapes and sizes, and they belong to every demographic under the sun.
The fact remains, however, that most victims of spousal abuse are women, and so, men who have been assaulted by a female partner might be reluctant to report the crime due to the common belief that only women can be victims of violence in the home.
The nightmare scenario for a man who's been abused by a former partner is that he'll be laughed out of court for the simple fact that he's physically capable of defending himself against his smaller ex.
And according to Andrew Glennon, that's basically what happened to him when he reported that he had been abused by Amber Portwood.
Take a look at the latest development in this increasingly bizarre saga:
The Downward Spiral
Back in July, Amber Portwood was arrested on domestic assault charges after allegedly attacking Andrew Glennon in the former couple's Indiana home.
A Short Fuse
By now, the story is familiar to Teen Mom fans. Amber and Andrew had planned to take their son James to a local fireworks display, and Amber became irate when they missed the event.
Portwood was arrested (yet again) after Andrew reported that she had threatened him with a machete and attacked him while he was holding James.
In the months that followed, video and audio evidence that Portwood had been abusive toward Glennon piled up non-stop.
TMZ even obtained audio and photos that seemed to corroborate the key details of Amber's story, including the fact that she brandished a machete.
Getting Away With It
Despite all of that, Amber got off with a slap on the wrist after a reaching a plea deal with prosecutors.