September 1, 2019
Monique, the daughter of San Diego Charger’s football great Earl Faison and a convert to Judaism at a very young age, married her high school sweetheart soon after she discovered she was pregnant with his child. Her relationship with Chris was shaky from the start, but turned tumultuous as he became abusive. When she could no longer put up with the abuse, she left him with their children. That was when the stalking and genuine threats began. Nothing stopped him — not protection, injunctions, police warnings, or even arrests. One fateful Monday morning, Chris kidnapped Monique in front of her children and drove off on a nightmarish car ride that involved car crashes and rape. He mercilessly beat her on the head with a shovel and abandoned her brutalized body in the woods in the rain. He left presuming she was dead…but was she? Only Monique’s desire to get back to her children and her supportive Jewish community helped her survive.