Didn't think of that... domestic violence expert, of course. We're going to get chapter & verse on battered women's syndrome. I for one, haven't gotten a strong sense of that existing. I have sensed they both were shallow and disrespectful of each other, different motivations perhaps, but mutually bad for each other in any case.
His greatest error in judgement was to go ahead and spend a day/night having sex with her "one more time"... I have to believe he thought twice about it, considering he'd told her NO in no uncertain terms, leave, don't bother me anymore, etc. etc. Have to figure also that this case has presented some serious food for thought to young men still playing the field and not exercising caution with the women they see for sex, regardless of what else they might be telling them. It's a lesson all right. Could be dangerous behavior, it's a chance one takes if playing the game and the prize is sex.