Man Behind The Viral ‘Dress That Broke The Internet’ Is Accused Of Attempting To Murder His Wife

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The Scottish man behind the 2015 viral black-and-blue or gold-and-white dress that captivated the internet and had the world in a battle for weeks is now being accused of attempting to murder his wife, NY Post

Keir Johnston, 38, was charged with attempted murder after he tried to strangle his wife, Grace Johnston, last March. The viral sensation allegedly abused and

“coercively controlled”

his wife for 11 years, reports reveal. During a court appearance Monday, Johnston was accused of

“pinning her to the ground and compressing her neck,”

reports state. 

In another incident Keir reportedly tried forcing himself into a car his wife was in and hit her through an open window. It was also said that Keir had allegedly placed his wife in a chokehold and dragged her out of a bar after she refused to leave with him. 

According to the outlet, Keir allegedly made Grace cut off her friends and family, as well as regulate her money, deciding how much of it she could spend. The couple, who reportedly got married in 2015, had their lives change in an instant after a friend, Caitlin McNeill, posted a photo to Tumblr of the now viral dress Grace’s mother, Cecilia Bleasdale, wore to their wedding.

The image took the internet by storm and had everyone debating whether they saw blue and black in the photo or white and gold. The two made an appearance on the Ellen DeGeneres show with their mother, Bleasdale wore what was actually a blue and black dress to the show. DeGeneres awarded the pair with a $10,000 check as well as a trip to the Caribbean. 

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