Florida man who spat in his black girlfriend's face after rejecting her request to do slavery role play in bedroom arrested
The fight between Kenneth Atkins and Ashley Edwards began after she told her boyfriend she wanted him to pretend to be her ‘slave master’ while she would be his ‘slave’ in a sexual roleplay
BRADENTON, FLORIDA: A Florida man was arrested on Tuesday, August 13, after he spat in his African American girlfriend’s face when they were arguing about the woman’s request to try slavery role play.
37-year-old Kenneth Atkins reportedly got into a physical altercation with his girlfriend Ashley Edwards, 35, at the couple's Bradenton home in the early hours of Tuesday morning, the Daily Mail reports.
According to a police affidavit, the fight between the two began when Edwards expressed she wanted Atkins to pretend to be her "slave master" while she would be his "slave" in a sexual role play.
Edwards told the police she wanted to play "slave and slaver because she is African American and he is Caucasian".
However, Atkins rejected the proposal saying he did not wish to take part in his girlfriend's distasteful fantasy before becoming "verbally aggressive."
The argument that followed allegedly saw Atkins spit in Edward's face.
Authorities were subsequently summoned to the address, where Atkins reportedly "denied the allegations and/or any physical confrontation."
Responding officers noted that Edwards didn't appear to be injured and that she refused to provide a statement to the cops regarding the incident as she did not want her partner to be arrested.
Nonetheless, Atkins was arrested and booked into the county jail on a charge of misdemeanor battery. He was released the following day, and court documents state he is scheduled to be arraigned before a judge on September 8.
Atkins is allowed "consensual contact" with Edwards as part of his release conditions in the battery case, according to the Daily Mail.
However, this is not the first time Atkins has been apprehended by the police.
According to criminal records, he has a lengthy history of convictions including grand theft, burglary, battery, violating probation and narcotics possession.
In May this year, he was arrested for allegedly stealing merchandise from Walmart. He has been out on a $1,500 bond for that case, which is still pending as per records.