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Domestic violence survivor from Lynn finds ’empowerment’ in annual fashion show

Lynn resident Rob Demeo is a recovering addict who is working to bridge the gap between substance abuse and domestic violence through his outreach work at sober houses. Next month, Demeo will take part in a fashion show that features models who have been victims of domestic violence. (Olivia Falcigno)
Lynn resident Rob Demeo knows all too well the role that substance abuse can play in domestic violence incidents.  In April 2018, his mother, Joan Demeo, was killed by her drunk boyfriend, who had bludgeoned her to death with a barbell.  Joan was living in Bradenton, Florida, at the time and kept silent about her…

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