Reuben Foster's ex says Redskins' decision to sign linebacker was a 'slap in the face'

Elissa Ennis exclusively tells ABC News about what happened with ex-boyfriend Reuben Foster and how she felt when he was quickly signed by another team after he was released by San Francisco.
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We are back now with that ABC news exclusive with the woman accusing an NFL player of domestic violence. She is breaking her silence as outrage grows over Washington's decision to sign him after his arrest. Linsey Davis sat down with her. Good morning, linsey. Good morning. Elissa ennis says she and Reuben foster dated off and on for more than four years and also claims he physically abused her several times which is why when he was recently picked up by the Washington Redskins she says it felt like, quote, a slap in the face. What was your reaction when Reuben got signed to the Redskins. When he got signed I was like I can't believe somebody picked him up and I just couldn't believe somebody picked him up in less than how many hours, like I was shocked. Reporter: Elissa ennis says she shares the outrage voiced by some across the country in the wake of her ex-boyfriend Reuben foster being signed by the Washington Redskins just days after his arrest last month on suspicion of domestic battery. She says she and foster had taken a break and he had started seeing other people. He invited me to come see him in Florida and I came and he took one of my phones and he slapped me and pushed me. Told him I was going to tell his new girlfriend that he paid for my flight out there. That's what triggered it. Reporter: She claims that abuse left her with these bruises on her neck and face. He called me out there so we could work on our relationship and I couldn't believe he was back doing this because we were both seeing therapists trying to work on our relationship so I was like I can't believe you are back to doing this. Back to doing this as if this was something that happened before? Yes, ma'am, like three times. What did you do? Did you report this to police each time? Well, the two times I did. One time the neighbors called. The neighbors called the police in October. This incident this November you called 911. Yes, ma'am. Your ex-boyfriend did what. Took my phone and broke it and slapped me in my face. Did it feel like they did not believe you. Yes, ma'am. Even when I called the police the 49ers came up there. I have pictures of 49ers trying to talk to the police saying I'm the same ex-girlfriend that sat up there and lied. Reporter: Earlier in February ennis accused foster of battery but later recanted her story and dropped the allegations. Reuben threw my clothes offer the balcony, dragged me down the stairs two, thee times, he punched me in my face, pulled me by my hair, kicked me, spit on me. Then you go to court and then you recant your story. Yes, ma'am. Why did you do that? Because I loved him and love will have you doing things that's not in your best interest because of the person you love. Reporter: She told authorities she fabrid it because of a upon scheme. There were previous allegations you referred to as a money scheme I guess to extort money. Were you not telling the truth at that point? I was not telling the truth. I was not telling the truth. So what do you say to people who are saying, well, because you've lied in the past, that's ruined your credibility now. Well, I did what I had to do for the person I love. I thought that he would change. Anybody in my position, they would have did the same thing if they -- you know shared a family. He used to come trying to me telling me he didn't have anybody. Somebody call you and tell you they didn't have anybody, you would do the same thing too like that's why I did what I did because I loved him. Do you still love him? I've been getting help and tough like that. This is not love. Love won't do you like that. It's not love. No, I have been getting help but it's not love. Reporter: There are now criminal charges pending against foster. The NFL is placing him on the commissioner's exempt list which keeps him from practicing or playing until his case is resolved but still being paid his contract worth more than $9 million. Well, in a situation like this we have a pattern and practice. So this wasn't an isolated incident that happened in Tampa bay but was in a relationship and police called by neighbors that something has gone awry. No one should have to live in fear or in abuse like she did. Reporter: The president of the Redskins tells ABC news the team did its own investigation adding that law enforcement needs to hear both sides and see how this plays out and reached out to the 49ers and said they are reserving comment at this time. No comment from Reuben foster. Hot button. How was she when you had her sitting across from you? How is she now? She sounds like she's still in the thick of dealing with trauma. Yeah, okay. That sounds fair. Thank you very much, linsey.

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