Andrew Rinder is my uncle-dad and this is his message.
MIKE RINDER ASSAULTED MY MOTHER, PERMANENTLY DISABLING HER: In 2010, my “father” grabbed my mom’s arms, crushing and twisting them so hard that she sustained lacerations, bruises, nerve damage, and a shoulder injury.
Dear Mr. Iger: I am hoping you have a heart and will listen to my plea for help. Ben Sherwood has not responded to any of my communications, alerts, emails, letters (hand posted by me) or video messages. I also have called Disney Human Resources three times and received the usual “someone will get back to you shortly.” No one has responded. My father, Mike Rinder, works for A&E, which you co-own. He is a violent man who physically abused my mother to the point where her orthopedic surgeon has told her she will never be pain-free or regain full use of her arm again. My father has not been taken to task for this abuse. On the contrary, he is rewarded with a paycheck from A & E – and thus Disney – to appear on TV. Wednesday I attended Denim Day at LA City Hall and met Mayor Garcetti and many other powerful speakers who heard my story. I want to see my father fired. He needs to be held accountable for what he did. Anyone paying him is rewarding someone who physically abused his wife. My father doesn’t belong on TV. Thank you for listening. My voice won’t be silenced. Sincerely,
My mother Cathy was a domestic violence victim. Nearly 10 years ago I watched as my father, Mike Rinder, viciously assaulted her right in front of me. My Mom had to undergo surgery and has spent countless hours in physical therapy. Her orthopedic surgeon has told her she will never regain full use of her arm. She is condemned to a life of pain.
Like too many domestic abusers, my father blames the victim. Instead of being held accountable for what he did, Mike Rinder is handsomely rewarded by a Walt Disney-owned company, A & E. This isn’t the justice my Mom or any victim of domestic violence deserves.
Please join me in raising awareness for victims of domestic abuse at Justice4mom.org. #FireMikeRinder. Together our voices can raise awareness of domestic abuse, change public attitudes toward men who assault their wives and shine a light on those who support and enable them.
We must stop rewarding those who abuse women.
Thank you for your support.