Tinder date victim breaks her silence: Angela Jay calls for an end to violence against women

By Rebecca Sullivan

Angela Jay (centre) was repeatedly stabbed and then doused in petrol by a man she met on Tinder, at her Port Macquarie home. The attacker was later shot dead by police. Photo / Facebook
Angela Jay (centre) was repeatedly stabbed and then doused in petrol by a man she met on Tinder, at her Port Macquarie home. The attacker was later shot dead by police. Photo / Facebook

NSW doctor Angela Jay, who was stabbed 11 times and doused in petrol by a man she met on Tinder, has called for an end to violence against women.

Today is White Ribbon Day, also known at the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, which aims to start a conversation about domestic violence and engage men as catalysts for change.

Jay, 28, who was brutally attacked by Paul Dennis Lambert, 36, last month inside her Port Macquarie home, has changed her Facebook profile picture to an image promoting White Ribbon Day.

"I say no to violence against women and girls," reads the UN template she imposed over a smiling photo of herself and two girlfriends.

This post is the first time Jay has made any public acknowledgment since the attack.

Jay was stabbed 11 times and doused with petrol before she ran free and sought help from a neighbour. After fleeing the scene and instigating a police pursuit, Lambert was shot dead by police officers whom he had lunged at with a knife

Jay met Lambert two months ago on Tinder and they began dating, but after Jay told Lambert the relationship was over, he began texting her violent threats.

Angela Jay is supporting the White Ribbon Day cause. Photo / Facebook
Angela Jay is supporting the White Ribbon Day cause. Photo / Facebook

He threatened to "throw himself in front of a train" if she didn't take him back, and even used a second phone to call her, pretending to be a friend and saying "Lambert would kill himself and it would be her fault".

Jay took out an Apprehended Violence Order against Lambert on October 31.

"Your (sic) not safe in that house. I have some of the house keys," he texted her, according to court documents submitted when she applied for the AVO.

"I need you to understand this is my good side right now. The good side won't last long. Especially being rejected."

Last month, broke into and waiting at Jay's home where he had set the scene for an elaborate and sick rape fantasy, that police believed he wanted to end by murdering her and burning down the house.

It's believed Jay has spent the past few weeks recovering from her injuries in hospital. She is yet to make a formal public statement.

- news.com.au

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