Posts tagged "child abuse"

Vivian Vosburg, Mother Of One Of Rebecca Sedwick’s Cyberbullies, Arrested For Child Abuse & Child Neglect

"The apple doesn't fall far from the tree," said Florida's Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd in regards to the announcement that Vivian Vosburg, 30, of Lakeland, FL, the stepmother of one of the cyberbullies who tormented Rebecca Sedwick, 12, before her suicide, has been charged with child neglect and child abuse. Vosburg i…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 21, 2013

Minnesota Vikings Player Adrian Peterson’s Two-Year-Old Son Dies From Beating By Mother’s Boyfriend

The two-year-old son of Minnesota Vikings player Adrian Peterson has died. The child was beaten on Wednesday by his mother's boyfriend, Joseph Patterson, who has a history of domestic violence charges. The kid was Peterson's "secret" child (whose name is being kept private) by an ex-girlfriend. Both were now living in South Dakota and the…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 11, 2013

Some Psycho In Florida Beat A Child To The Tune Of “Blurred Lines”

This is so sickening I can't even make any jokes about Florida (and that's saying something): a 40-year-old man was arrested for allegedly beating a minor relative for 40 minutes with a switch while he "played the Robin Thicke song 'Blurred Lines,' striking her with the switch to the beat of the music." WHAT THE…
By: Jessica Wakeman / September 18, 2013

Mom Shames 7th Grade Daughter For Twerking At School Dance By Making Her Hold Sign In Busy Intersection

Parenting: you're doing it wrong. Bakersfield, California, mother Frances Hena asked a local news station whether she was supposed to "whoop" her 11-year-old daughter instead, which was clearly the only other alternative to making young Jamie stand in a busy intersection with a sign reading, "I was disrespecting my parents by twerking at a school…
By: Jessica Wakeman / September 11, 2013

Escaped Yemeni Child Bride Tells Her Tale

In impoverished Yemen, the forced marriage of young girls is not an uncommon practice. According to the UK's Daily Mail, men will pay poor families a "bride price" for their young daughters, so marrying off girls as young as Nada al-Ahdal, 11, happens often. There is also a traditional belief that if girls are married…
By: Mary Odell / July 22, 2013

11-Year-Old To Give Birth To Rapist’s Baby In Chile, Where Abortion Is Illegal

A 11-year-old girl in Chile, who was impregnated by her mother's boyfriend, told a TV interviewer recently that giving birth to a baby would be like "having a doll." Chilean President Sebastian Pinera, who opposes abortion, has praised the fifth grader publicly for her "depth and maturity" in carrying the pregnancy to term. Oh, and…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 10, 2013

Lil Poopy Is A 9-Year-Old Rapper Who Slaps Adult Woman’s Ass In Music Video

Nine-years-old is apparently old enough for pint-sized actress Quvenzhané Wallis to be called a c**t. So why not let a nine-year-old rapper called Lil Poopy slap an adult woman's ass in his music video for "Pop That Remix"? Childhood — who needs it? Ugh. When the fuck did we stop letting childre…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 25, 2013

Pregnant Mexican Girl Is Older Than Previously Thought, Outfitted With Birth Control From Doctors

Recently it was reported that a nine-year-old girl had given birth in Mexico. Now her parents are claiming she is 12- or 13-years-old, which is still horrific, and that she was impregnated by her 44-year-old stepfather, not a 17-year-old neighbor as originally reported. But perhaps what's most offensive about this story is that…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 14, 2013

Debate This: Grandfather Posts Picture Of Himself With Grandaughter In Bath Tub — Inappropriate Or Not?

A mini-explosion occurred on the Internet this week when Bishop Larry Trotter, pastor of a Chicago mega-church, posted a picture of himself in the bathtub with his four-year-old granddaughter. Trotter sat in the tub smiling beside the little girl, whose face has been blurred out; both are covered in bubbles, so it's impossible to tell…
By: Jessica Wakeman / January 18, 2013

Julianne Hough Opens Up About Child Abuse

Julianne Hough from "Dancing With The Stars" has opened up about the child abuse she suffered as a pre-teen girl. Without going into detail, she explained that she was abused "emotionally" and "physically" and made to think that she would become a failure. [Cosmopolitan] Jessica Simpson's pregnancy will be thoroughly Instagrammed, whether you…
By: Jessica Wakeman / January 2, 2013

Hitched: Do What You Want On Your Wedding Day

I consumed almost no wedding-related media in the eight or so months between when Patrick and I got drunk at the lake and decided to get engaged and when we actually tied the knot on April 21, 2012. I came to like Offbeat Bride and its attendant forums and creative user group, though…
By: Andrea Grimes / November 21, 2012

Octomom Nadya Suleman Fighting Allegations Of Sexual Abuse, Calls Them “Blatant Lies”

Nadya Suleman, who is best known as the “Octomom,” is now fighting allegations of sexual abuse against her eight younger children. Suleman is denying the claims, calling them “blatant lies.” In interviews with CBS2 in Los Angeles, two former nannies, who wished to remain anonymous, say that they were witnesses to Suleman’s neglect of the eight…
By: The Celebrity Cafe / October 14, 2012

The Soapbox: On “Helicopter Parents” And “Free Range Kids”

I grew up in the ‘80s on a tree-lined neighborhood that skirted the edge of New Haven, Connecticut. Nobody really traveled down my short street unless they lived there or were visiting, and my family was friendly with all of our neighbors. With a backyard that was mostly brambling bushes and trees, I spent the…
By: Avital Norman Nathman / October 4, 2012

Parents Arrested For Disciplining Daughter With A Medieval Duel

Talk about old-fashioned parenting. Freemon Everett Seay and Julie Seay, from Washington State, were arrested for going Medieval on their 16-year-old daughter. When they found out she had gone to a party without their permission, she was beaten with a tree branch and forced to dress in armor and fight her stepfather with a woode…
By: Ami Angelowicz / October 20, 2011

Quickies: “Botox Mom” Says She Was Lying & Rashida Jones In Lingerie For “GQ”

Kerry Campbell, the mother who said she gave her her eight-year-old daughter Botox so she could compete in beauty pageants, now claims she made everything up. In fact, she says her name isn't even Kerry Campbell! A woman named Sheena Upton claims she is an actress who was offered $200 by The Sun, a…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 19, 2011

The “Tiger Mother”‘s Daughter Accepted Into Harvard: Was Mom’s Strict Parenting Worth It?

Earlier this winter, Yale Law Professor Amy Chua published Battle Hymn Of The Tiger Mother, a memoir about her strict parenting style rooted in her Chinese upbringing. A "Chinese mother" is a broad term to describe a sub-set of strict parents who expect excellence from their children and force them…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 5, 2011

Today’s Lady News: Lesbians Don’t Abuse Their Kids, Study Says

The child abuse rate in lesbian households is zero percent. Yup, zero percent for both physical and sexual abuse. That's according to the U.S. National Longitudinal Lesbian Family Study from the UCLA School of Law. [Huffington Post] Meet King Peggy — also known as Nana Amuah-Afenyi VI — an American woman who reig…
By: Jessica Wakeman / November 11, 2010

Britney Spears’ Ex-Bodyguard Files A Lawsuit Over Alleged Sexual Harassment, Child Abuse

If it's a day ending in "y," that means there is more trouble for Brit-Brit. Ex-bodyguard Fernando Flores filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against the pop tart yesterday. Even though we knew some of the accusations previously — she walked around the house naked; she asked for his belt to spank…
By: Jessica Wakeman / September 9, 2010

Ex-Bodyguard Claims Britney Spears Hit Her Kids With A Belt

Is Britney Spears a "Toxic" parent? Ex-bodyguard Fernando Flores allegedly claims she hit her kids with a belt, the UK's Sun newspaper reports. A "source" said that according to Flores, last March or early April, Britney "came marching into the pool house and her mansion and demanded [Flores'] belt. He handed it over,…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 30, 2010