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Sophia Giraldo survivor of Betrayal & Abuse, sophie and estranged husband

 
A NYC mom was allegedly run over by her husband, who had a podcast about domestic violence.

The Queens mom is still fighting for her life after her ex-husband hit her with an SUV and then stabbed her. The Post has learned that Tuesday runs a life coaching business that helps people who have been abused at home.

Sophia Giraldo, who is 41 years old, says she is "a survivor of betrayal, trauma, and abuse." She has a podcast called "Unfiltered and Free," in which she talked about her struggles with her "toxic" marriage just days before the attack outside her Flushing home, which was caught on video.

Giraldo, who was in critical condition at NewYork-Presbyterian Queens Hospital, said in the most recent episode, "I've been thinking about what I expect and how, because of trauma, I tend to expect the worst."

"I usually expect the worst, the worst-case scenario to happen. All of those things, you know. I want my new year, too.

Sophia Giraldo survivor of Betrayal & Abuse, sophie and estranged husband
At Booth Memorial Hospital, Sophia Giraldo, who is 41 years old, is in very bad shape.

The Post got video of the accident, which happened around 5:20 a.m. Tuesday on Parsons Boulevard near Franklin Avenue. The white Ford Explorer, which MTA bus driver Stephen Giraldo, 36, is said to have been driving, slammed into the victim and crashed into the side of a house.

Police say that the SUV hit a fence in front of the house and flipped on its side, with three boys ages 11, 9, and 6 inside. The crash did not hurt the kids in any way.

Sources in the police department say that Stephen then got out of the car and stabbed Sophia.

He was charged with trying to kill someone, assault, criminal possession of a weapon, reckless endangerment, and putting three children in danger.

Sophia filed for divorce in August, and public court records show that she ran a business that helped women with their lives.

Angelica Quin, 38, who walks dogs in the neighborhood, said, "She is a very caring mother."

"She got them ready for school every day. It's just a very sad thing. She seemed like a good mom who loved her children a lot. Her kids were always with her. They looked happy, very happy."

A worker at the mom's building and a neighbor said that she lived there alone with her kids since moving in about a year and a half ago.

Stephen Giraldo, an MTA worker who is 36 years old, is being charged with hitting his ex-wife Sophia with his SUV on Tuesday morning while their three children were in the car.
Stephen Giraldo, an MTA worker who is 36 years old, is being charged with hitting his ex-wife Sophia with his SUV on Tuesday morning while their three children were in the car.

Sophia talked about her troubled marriage on her podcast, which she started on October 26 and has put out nine times, with the most recent episode coming out on December 23. She said that the podcast was "a show where we talk about living life after betrayal and abuse in a real and raw way."

During a Dec. 12 episode, she said she knew what it was like to "navigate a life turned upside down by a toxic relationship."

She also talked about why she chose to end the marriage.

She said, "When I talk about saying yes to the best, I'm really talking about deciding between the good and the best." "You know, this can come up in your life in so many different ways." The main time this happened to me was when I was trying to decide if I should leave my marriage or not. I spent a long time in the middle of a lot of emotional turmoil, toxicity, and abuse. "It was almost as if my brain was saying, "You got this, you got this, you got this." She said, "And I did have it." "You know, I had three boys, and I knew that I never wanted them to grow up in a home with only one parent. I never meant to do that.

"So when I started to think, 'Wow, Sophia, this is really out of hand,'" she said, "she told me to calm down." "Something needs to change. I always thought about my kids and what would be best for them. Would this be the best thing for them to do?

Stephen Giraldo, who worked for the MTA, is said to have been driving the white Ford Explorer that hit and killed Queens mom Sophia Giraldo inside her home.
Stephen Giraldo, who worked for the MTA, is said to have been driving the white Ford Explorer that hit and killed Queens mom Sophia Giraldo inside her home.

She said, "I was wondering if I was willing to let my kids grow up in a toxic environment just so I could say there was a man in the house." "In the end, I did leave my marriage, and I firmly believe that, you know what? God knows what will be best for my kids."

After the attack, their three children were taken to the hospital with their mother, where they were expected to be picked up by a friend.

Someone from the area told The Post, "The mother is very nice." "The children were very good. But I never did see her husband. Never. It's awful to find out that it was her."

On Tuesday, a group of MTA workers who came to the scene of the accident said that Stephen was a "good guy."

"This is for him. "It was a terrible breakup," said one person.

Jonathan Giraldo, Stephen's brother, told The Post that Stephen was a "good man" and that the podcast was not true.

Jonathan said, "They were working through some problems." He tried to make things better between them. That's not like my brother at all. He is kind and nice."

The MTA said that he was being held out of work without pay until the investigation was over.

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