This is Natalie Allman, 29, from Hereford, with her two boys, Timmy and Ethan.
Hughes, a former Territorial Army soldier, was sentenced to nine years in prison after the attack.
She told the paper:
We'd been separated a few weeks but he was still staying in the house until he found somewhere else. He found out that I was seeing someone else and the jealousy just sent him over the edge.
I woke up in the middle of the night and he was kneeling over me, beating me repeatedly in the face. At first I thought he was punching me and then I realised he was using his weights. He was smashing them into my face over and over. There was blood everywhere but he didn't stop.
For his part, Hughes is allowed to send birthday and Christmas cards, as well as a letter at the start of each year.
She told the Sunday People:
I read the order and felt sick that I was going to have to communicate with that man after what he did. I wanted to just ignore it and get on with my life with my boys.
But then I read the notes at the end. They said, 'If you do not comply with this contact order you may be held in contempt of court and be committed to prison or fined'. I couldn't believe it. I could end up being split up from my children and sent to prison when he was the one who attacked me. I'm the one being treated like a criminal.
Hughes could apparently come out of prison as early as next year.
An online petition has been set up asking for a review of the order granted to Jason Hughes.
Alan White is a news editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.
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