Avery’s Ex: He Tied Me Up, Too

Jodi Stachowski, an ex-fiancée of Steven Avery, says she was once tied to a bedpost with rope in forced circumstances by the Making a Murderer subject, in ways similar to those described in a controversial confession aired in the Netflix docu-series. Stachowski said Avery wanted to have sex while she was restrained, but she was so adamant he backed down. She told TMZ that Avery often used fear as a weapon, including in a letter she received from him in August, in which he asked her for money. In a confession that legal advocates say was psychologically coerced, Avery nephew Brendan Dassey told investigators his uncle tied up, raped, and burned the body of a Wisconsin woman, though no forensic evidence was found to corroborate the claim.