Posts tagged "abuse"

Meet The Photographer Who Shot Those Infamous Photos Of Charles Saatchi Choking Nigella Lawson

Calling himself only "Jean Paul," the photographer who snapped over 1,000 photos over 27 minutes of Charles Saatchi and Nigella Lawson during their now-infamous lunch in London on June 9 is interviewed in the upcoming issue of Vanity Fair. “I saw…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 12, 2014

Nigella Lawson Denies Being A Raging Cokehead, Reveals What Really Incited Saatchi’s Violence

Earlier today in a UK court, TV chef Nigella Lawson took the stand to tell her side of the story about how those photos of ex-husband Charles Saatchi strangling her outside of Scott's restaurant came to be. Oh, and to defend…
By: Ami Angelowicz / December 4, 2013

How To Tell If You (Or A Friend) Are In An Abusive Relationship?

Does your significant other constantly chalk his bad mood up to something that you've said or done, then apologize almost immediately? Is your friend’s new beau always listening in to her phone calls or reading text message conversations over her shoulder? These seemingly normal scenarios can also fall into the category of abusive behavior, according…
By: YourTango.com / November 24, 2013

Very Disturbing: Girl Caught On Video Beating Her Boyfriend In Public

This video of a girl berating her boyfriend -- both verbally and physically -- on the streets of Hong Kong reminds us that men can also be the victims of domestic violence. It's never OK to hit your partner even if he did cheat or lie or invite the "ugly" girl over to hi…
By: Ami Angelowicz / October 7, 2013

Study: 50 Shades Of Grey “Perpetuates” Abusive Relationships

50 Shades Of Grey is still a thing people are talking about, I guess?  But the latest news isn't casting rumors for the big screen adaption of E.L. James' kinky sex trilogy — it's a pearl-clutching new study that warns 50 Shades "perpetuates" abusive relationships. The Journal of Women's Health published a study earlier thi…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 15, 2013

Girl Talk: On Cutting Ties & Letting Go Of Toxic Relationships

For as long as I can remember, I’ve wanted people to like me. For years, I tried to please everyone, tried to juggle countless personalities and identities, hoping to please everyone and be universally liked. I tried to be everything to everyone, to the point where I didn’t know who I actually was. But a…
By: Lauren Rankin / August 14, 2013

Rihanna Talks A Lot About Her Reunion With Chris Brown In Candid Rolling Stone Interview

Welp. There's no denying it now. Rihanna is officially back together with Chris Brown, less than four years after he assaulted her to the point of hospitalization the night before the 2009 Grammy Awards. In the new issue of Rolling Stone, on stands this Friday (but excerpted quotes are already making the rounds), the singer is pretty…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 30, 2013

True Story: This Morning, I Watched A Man Commit Domestic Violence While Bystanders Did Nothing

This morning, something weird happened: I woke up at 5:30 a.m. as alert as if I had been mainlining espresso. Anyone who knows me knows waking up at even 8 a.m. is a struggle for me. When I couldn't fall back asleep, I got out of bed to shower and do my hair and makeup.
By: Jessica Wakeman / November 13, 2012

Beauty Vlogger Covers Up To Expose Domestic Violence

Lauren Luke, a very popular beauty vlogger, teamed up with the anti-abuse group Refuge to create a beauty video about covering up bruises caused by domestic violence. While watching this video, I knew that it was completely set-up. What I did not know, though, was that it would leave me with total body chill…
By: Daley Quinn / July 5, 2012

British Actor Helpfully Explains Why “It’s Not Difficult For A Woman To Make A Man Hit Her”

"It’s not difficult for a woman to make a man hit her. ... The problem with strong, intelligent women is that they can argue well. And if there is a time where you can’t get a word in ... and I ... I lashed out. I couldn’t end the argument. Something must have brought it on. Whe…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 23, 2012

I Was In An Emotionally Abusive Relationship

Why is that women stay with their abusers? A little less than two years ago, I certainly couldn’t have told you the answer to that question. Now I can. And that’s because I did. I’ll never be able to pinpoint the exact moment when my relationship with Chris started to become unhealthy. It could have…
By: College Candy / February 5, 2012

Should There Be A Domestic Abuser Registry?

If a new bill introduced in New York goes through, people convicted of domestic violence or stalking would be required to register with a Domestic Violence Offender Database. Anyone convicted of a felony domestic violence offense against a family or household member would be required to join the registry, which would identify the school…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 19, 2011

Oprah Talks About Getting Pregnant At 14, Drinking Detergent As A Cry For Help

"Me getting pregnant was a result of bad choices, not having boundaries, sexual abuse from the time I was 9, 10, 11, 12, 13. ... My mother said, 'You can't stay here,' so I had to move with my father in Nashville. I hid the whole thing. ... My father as part of his decree…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / January 19, 2011

Why Am I Such A Jerk To My Husband?

While discussing my New Year's resolutions, I flippantly threw out that I was going to try to be less of a sarcastic jerk when talking to my husband -- you know, for the sake of my kids. Yes, it's true. I have caught my boys -- even the 4-year-old -- using some of my ow…
By: The Stir / January 12, 2011

“Family Matters'” Darius McCrary & 4 More Formerly Famous Actors Accused Of Abuse Or Worse

Former actor Darius McCrary, who played Eddie Winslow on "Family Matters," was recently served with a restraining order. The legal action was the result of abuse accusations by his ex-wife Karrine Steffans. Steffans claims that McCrary beat her with a belt in front of her son and that this was not the first time he…
By: Kelli Bender / December 11, 2010

Man Waterboards Girlfriend For Allegedly Cheating

This story will make you worry not just about the state of our country, but humanity in general. A Nebraska man named Trevor Case is being charged with domestic assault, making terrorist threats, and false imprisonment. Why? He allegedly waterboarded his girlfriend. The 22-year-old suspected his girlfriend was cheating on him and wanted to punish…
By: Kelli Bender / October 29, 2010

Girl Talk: How To Avoid Dating An Abusive Freak

The first thing anyone asks a battered woman is: “Why did you put up with that?” Domestic violence is the only crime I can think of—well, besides rape—where the victim is treated as complicit in her own abuse. This is why I rarely talk about my two-year relationship with a batterer. I wasn’t a housewife…
By: Judy McGuire / October 25, 2010

“Abusers” Reality Show Brings Real-Life Domestic Violence Abusers Into Your Living Room

People on reality shows of yore have eaten bugs, had catfights over men, and stabbed each other in the back for a chance to work for The Donald. And now, they beat their girlfriends. "Abusers" is will be an intervention-style reality show that depicts real-life cases of domestic violence and offers counseling and support…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 20, 2010

Jesse James’ Dad Says There Was No Abuse

When Jesse James sat down for his "Nightline" interview, he had an interesting explanation for why he torpedoed his marriage to Sandra Bullock by cheating with multiple women—he was abused as a child. "[My dad] beat my ass pretty good a bunch of times. I was petrified of my dad ...
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / May 27, 2010