Steven Crowder has doubled down after a disturbing video emerged of him berating his heavily-pregnant wife.

The political commentator released a clip on social media titled ‘my statement’ on Friday afternoon where he took another stab at his estranged wife Hilary.

He claimed she leaked ‘edited’ footage to the press which showed him emotionally and verbally abusing her while she was eight months pregnant.

Crowder said on Friday ‘broken marriages are ugly and in them people do ugly things’, in an apparently desperate attempt to justify his actions.

And he vowed to get the Texas courts to unseal medical records, mental health history and depositions from their divorce filings or else he would do it himself.

It comes a day after video emerged of him refusing to let Hilary use their only car to fetch groceries while she was pregnant with their twins.

A statement from his wife’s family said it was evidence of the years of abuse she had been forced to hide from them as she battled to save her broken marriage.

The political commentator released a clip on social media titled ‘my statement’ on Friday afternoon where he took another stab at his estranged wife Hilary

Ring doorbell camera footage shows Steven Crowder demanding that his wife, Hilary, who was then nearly eight months pregnant with twins, that she give his dogs medicine that she was concerned was toxic to pregnant woman and walk them

Ring doorbell camera footage shows Steven Crowder demanding that his wife, Hilary, who was then nearly eight months pregnant with twins, that she give his dogs medicine that she was concerned was toxic to pregnant woman and walk them

The pair filed for divorce in December 2021. They are pictured here with one of their dogs

The pair filed for divorce in December 2021. They are pictured here with one of their dogs 

In a video on his Twitter page, Crowder said: ‘I commented on my ongoing divorce on Tuesday, requesting privacy in the best interest of the family but also by court order agreed upon by all parties.

‘Broken marriages are ugly. In them people do ugly things, myself of course included, and I would never claim otherwise.

‘However, due to recent misleadingly edited leaks to the tabloid press, without context and not subject to consequences of the court…well, if not privacy, the next best option is truth.

‘And so today, I have filed a motion to officially unseal all files as they relate to the matter of legal record.

‘Finances, relevant medical records including mental health history or evaluations, depositions, and any motions or sanctions from the courts of Texas.

‘I will NOT be leaking private marital information to the press, but if the privacy agreements are not respected by all parties, I will address all that is a matter of irrefutable legal record, in full context, next week.’ 

He also says she should 'perform wifely duties' as he asks her not to take their only car to go grocery shopping because he would be left stranded at home

He also says she should ‘perform wifely duties’ as he asks her not to take their only car to go grocery shopping because he would be left stranded at home

Hilary could be seen trying to explain to Crowder why she needed the car to get the shopping as he say and smoked

Hilary could be seen trying to explain to Crowder why she needed the car to get the shopping as he say and smoked

It comes after a video obtained by journalist Yashar Ali and posted to his Substack showed the YouTuber on Ring footage laying into Hilary as she struggles to stand while eight months pregnant with their twins.

Crowder, who saw a $50million deal with the Daily Wire fall through this year, bans her from using their only car to go grocery shopping – because it would mean he could not go to the gym – and tells her to feed their dogs medicine that she feared would be toxic for their unborn children.

She finally snaps at him saying ‘your abuse is sick’ but later backs down and repeatedly tells him she loves him while he continues to lay into her while smoking a cigarette.

The Ring camera footage, taken on June 26, 2021, shows Crowder sitting on their back patio smoking as Hilary, wearing a shirt showing off her large bump, prepares to leave the house.

As she reaches for the keys, Crowder could be seen insisting she not take their only car, saying: ‘I drew a boundary. You are not taking the car.’

When Hilary asks why she can’t take the car to get groceries, Crowder replies: ‘Because if you refuse to do wifely things then I will go get the groceries.’

He also asks her whether she respects men, to which she replies that she does.

The Ring camera footage, taken on June 26, 2021, shows Crowder sitting on their back patio smoking as Hilary, wearing a shirt showing off her large bump, prepares to leave the house.

As she reaches for the keys, Crowder could be seen insisting she not take their only car, saying: ‘I drew a boundary. You are not taking the car.’

When Hilary asks why she can’t take the car to get groceries, Crowder replies: ‘Because if you refuse to do wifely things then I will go get the groceries.’

But he was resistant, telling her he needed the car in case he wanted to see friends or go to the gym

But he was resistant, telling her he needed the car in case he wanted to see friends or go to the gym

He said he can get them and told her she did not love him and he did not love her during the shocking footage

He said he can get them and told her she did not love him and he did not love her during the shocking footage

He also asks her whether she respects men, to which she replies that she does.

Apparently trying to reach an agreement, she asks if he would be more comfortable if she got somebody to pick her up, to which Crowder suggests she take an Uber.

Getting visibly more irritated, he explains if Hilary takes the car, he cannot go to the gym or see his parents or his friends.

‘The only way out of this is discipline and respect,’ he could be heard telling Hilary. ‘It’s the only way out of this.’

At that point, Hilary, seemingly growing ever more frustrated, tells Steven: ‘I love you. But Steven, your abuse is sick.’ She says, ‘I love you. I love you very much.’

But Crowder says her love is ‘disingenuous,’ arguing that if she is committed to their marriage, she should put gloves on to give the dogs medicine.’

Eventually, Hilary decides to leave the situation, after which, Ali reports based on witness testimony, Crowder got even angrier and yelled ‘I will f*** you up.’

Ali reports both Hilary and Crowder said he immediately pulled back when he realized what he said, but at that point Hilary was afraid and left.

By December of that year, Ali reports, Hilary filed for divorce, after learning that her husband had hired a divorce attorney a month earlier.

Crowder then announced on his podcast, Louder with Crowder, Tuesday that he is in the process of getting a divorce.

‘I have been living with a proverbial boot on my neck for going on years now,’ Crowder said.

‘Since 2021, I’ve been living through what has increasingly been a horrendous divorce.’

Crowder said that his marriage ended for reasons linked to naturally growing apart, rather than any infidelity or abuse.

‘And no, this was not my choice,’ he added. ‘My then-wife decided that she didn’t want to be married anymore and in the state of Texas, that is completely permitted.’

Hilary's family claimed to Yashar Ali she hid the verbal abuse she faced

Hilary’s family claimed to Yashar Ali she hid the verbal abuse she faced

 Crowder called it the most heartbreaking experience of his life and considers the divorce his ‘deepest personal failure.’

He went on to say that he and his ex-wife Hilary decided to keep the divorce issue private for the safety of their two children.

‘In all this, one thing I wanna be really clear about is certain. True north here is that my children are blameless, completely without fault, and so we decided to resolve these issues privately as it’s in their best interest both emotionally and physically to do so.’

It is as yet not clear if the divorce has been finalized yet but Crowder says that it has been an issue that he has been dealing with for ‘years.’

‘I loved a woman so much that I married her,’ said Crowder. ‘A woman who, despite all of this, I still love as the mother of my children and she wanted something else for her life.

‘That’s not my choice, she simply wanted out and the law says that that’s how it works.’

Crowder made the divorce announcement on Tuesday during an episode of his podcast, Louder with Crowder

Crowder made the divorce announcement on Tuesday during an episode of his podcast, Louder with Crowder

He said people had 'laughed, scoffed and poked fun at the young, celibate, naive Christian couple'

He said people had ‘laughed, scoffed and poked fun at the young, celibate, naive Christian couple’

While working as a contributor for Fox News , Steven penned a piece about how he and Hilary waited to have sex until they were married

While working as a contributor for Fox News , Steven penned a piece about how he and Hilary waited to have sex until they were married

Steven has also shared numerous photos of her and them together as a couple, including a photo of Hilary, who reportedly has Guillain-Barré syndrome, in a hospital bed in June 2020

Steven has also shared numerous photos of her and them together as a couple, including a photo of Hilary, who reportedly has Guillain-Barré syndrome, in a hospital bed in June 2020

Hilary's family also claim that Crowder was not present at their twins' birth in August 2021, and instead arrived at the hospital later in the day

Hilary’s family also claim that Crowder was not present at their twins’ birth in August 2021, and instead arrived at the hospital later in the day

But, speaking to Ali, Hilary’s family said she had faced verbal abuse from Steven for years before they decided to get a divorce.

Audio files Ali said he reviewed, reportedly show Steven admitting to having a volcanic temper. Those admissions though, sources told Ali, would only come after a sustained period of mental and emotional abuse.

They said Steven did not seem to be able to control his impulses.

In a statement to Ali, Hilary’s family said she is now living alone in Dallas, ‘apart from her family and support system in Michigan, and is focused on taking care of her young children.

‘She is not prepared at this time to speak about her divorce becoming public or the misleading statements made by Steven about their relationship,’ the statement continues.

‘The truth is that Hilary spent years hiding Steven’s mentally and emotionally abusive behavior from her friends and family while she attempted to save their marriage,’ the family said. ‘She was the one who was asking to work on their relationship to keep the marriage intact for their unborn children.

‘In June of 2021, Steven left their home to pursue elective surgery,’ the family members said. 

‘Hilary urged him to get the help he needed to address his abuse with the hope that their marriage could be saved and they could peacefully live together as a family. Instead, Steven refused to do so and chose not to be with his wife during the birth of their twin children.’

‘After the birth, Steven bought a townhouse and left their home permanently,’ the family continued. 

‘Hilary was unaware that Steven had hired a divorce attorney and asked his assistant to cut Hilary off financially. There is significant documentation substantiating these facts.

‘We hope that Steven will cease speaking publicly about these personal matters in an untruthful manner. 

‘We also look forward to there being full transparency in the legal process so there is fairness and accountability for the actions that caused the divorce, and to ensure the outcome is what is in the best interests of the young children.’