Survivor Speaks Out: Laury Choinière Shares Graphic Details of Domestic Violence Attack

MONTREAL, Canada – Laury Choinière, a 21-year-old woman from Longueuil, on Montreal’s South Shore, is speaking out about surviving a brutal assault in hopes of raising awareness about domestic violence.

Choinière’s mother, Julie, posted photos on social media showing the horrific aftermath of the attack. Laury, who recently ended her relationship with her ex-boyfriend, shared her story with CTV News, urging other women in abusive relationships to recognize the warning signs and seek help.

On December 30, 2022, Choinière was at her ex’s apartment when an argument over their relationship allegedly took a violent turn. She described the terrifying experience, stating that she thought she was going to die.

The Longueuil police confirmed that they responded to a report of domestic violence at the scene. The suspect, identified as 27-year-old Yan-Phillipe Leduc, was arrested and remains in police custody.

Leduc has a history of violence, with court records showing a prior sentence related to assault and criminal harassment in another case of domestic violence. Choinière, who is now seeking therapy to cope with the emotional effects of the attack, emphasized her intention to raise awareness about the lasting impacts of domestic violence.

In response to the attack, a friend set up an online fundraiser to support Choinière as she recovers emotionally, mentally, and physically without financial stress.

Victims of domestic violence are encouraged to seek help, and resources like SOS violence conjugale are available to provide support.

The attack on Choinière serves as a reminder of the continued prevalence of domestic violence in society, highlighting the need for increased awareness and support for victims. As the legal proceedings progress, Choinière hopes to use her experience to advocate for change and empower other women to seek the help they need.