Tag Archives: domestic violence

Is Lauren Astley, 18, Teen Dating Violence’s Latest Victim?

Just weeks ago, 18-year-old Lauren Astley of Framingham, Massachusetts, graduated from Wayland High School. On Sunday night, she was reported missing after she didn’t return home from her job at a local mall, where she had told co-workers she was meeting her ex-boyfriend after work. On Monday morning, her body was found in a marsh by a passing cyclist and her ex Nathaniel Fujita, 18, is the main suspect. Keep reading »

Did Rihanna Tweet That She “Provoked” Chris Brown? Or Was She Hacked?

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Please tell me this is a Twitter hack: Popdust reports that this morning, Rihanna tweeted “I admit it, I provoked Chris to hit me. I’t was not entirely his fault. #ImSORRY.” Huh? Keep reading »

Boyfriend Buys Billboard To Humiliate Ex After Her Alleged Abortion

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The biggest a**hole in the world is this guy: Greg Fultz took out a billboard in New Mexico with a photograph of himself holding the outline of a baby, which reads, “This Would Have Been a Picture Of My 2-Month Old Baby If The Mother Had Decided To NOT KILL Our Child!” The kicker? Greg Fultz said he does not know if ex-girlfriend’s pregnancy ended because of an abortion or a miscarriage, but he doesn’t care. The humiliating billboard, he said, is “inspired” by his life events. Keep reading »

Rihanna Kills Her Rapist In “Man Down” Video


Rihanna kills her rapist in her new music video, “Man Down,” a reggae-influenced song about a woman who gets revenge on “somebody’s son” “in front of a crowd.” It’s a head-scratching song and music video from a woman who is perhaps most famous for getting the crap beaten out of her. Is this supposed to be “feminist” Rihanna who murders the man who hurts her? Sorry, RiRi, but I don’t think perpetuating violence is “edgy,” even for a survivor of domestic violence. [YouTube] Keep reading »

Should There Be A Domestic Abuser Registry?

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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 at which he or she is enrolled, the place of employment he or she works, and offender’s home address. The registry would be set up similar to, and accessible to the public like, the sex offender registry already in place.

The bill was prompted by the murder last week of 23-year-old Sarah Coit, who was allegedly stabbed and then beheaded by her boyfriend Raul Barrera on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Raul Barrera had several DV incidents on his record. Keep reading »

Nicolas Cage Arrested For Domestic Abuse

Nicolas Cage was arrested for domestic abuse in New Orleans when he allegedly shoved his wife on the street early this morning. A “very drunk” Cage was reportedly arguing with his wife, Alice, on the street when a cab driver witnessed him grab his wife by the arm and try to drag her. (TMZ claims the couple was arguing about the address of the apartment they are renting.) When cops arrived, they saw Cage hitting parked cars and trying to get inside a taxi cab to leave, before being ordered to get out. The cops apparently told the couple to just go home but Cage reportedly taunted them twice, daring them to arrest him. Cops called his bluff and arrested him on domestic abuse and disturbing the peace. Bail was set at $11,000 and he was released around noon Saturday. The actor is in New Orleans filming a movie called “Medallion.”

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“The Boyfriend Trainer” Video Game Teaches Tweens To Slap Their Boyfriends

Given all the video games that depict women in sexist and degrading roles, it’s about time someone made a video game offensive to men. (Sarcasm, people.) Meet “The Boyfriend Trainer,” in which a chick “trains” her boyfriend to behave by slapping and tasing him, is wholly inappropriate to be marketed to impressionable tween girls.

And impressionable tween girls, of course, are exactly who “The Boyfriend Trainer” is marketed to. Domestic violence is fun, kids! Keep reading »

Rihanna Blames, But Understands, Her Abusive Father

“I actually feel really bad for my father. He was abused, too — he got beat up by his stepdad when he was young. He has resentment toward women, because he felt like his mum never protected him, and unfortunately, my mother was the victim of that. I’m not giving him excuses. Right is right and wrong is wrong. I still blame him. But I understand the source.”

Rihanna opened up about her father’s physical abuse at home and the domestic violence she grew up with (and later experienced in her infamously abusive relationship with ex Chris Brown). I’m always pleased when someone contextualizes an issue like domestic violence like this. As much as people — myself included — want to hate on someone like Chris Brown for being “a bad guy,” we also have to remember that abusive relationships don’t just happen out of thin air. There’s a cycle of violence that victims and perpetrators are looped into. It’s very big of Rihanna to say that while she still blames her dad and his parents for their negative impact on the family, she accepts it for what it is. [Oh No They Didn't! via Rolling Stone] Keep reading »

Quickies: Rosie O’Donnell Thinks Chris Brown Haters Are Racist & Creepy Panty-Selling News

  • Rosie O’Donnell thinks Chris Brown’s haters are racist and therefore he is held to “a different standard” than other abusive a**holes. Wait, what? Does this make any sense at all? [PopEater]
  • Speaking of abusive a**holes, Charlie Sheen’s custody agreement with Brooke Mueller over the couple’s twin sons is finalized. It stipulates that Charlie’s “goddesses” are not allowed to show public displays of affection towards the kids. Bizarre! [TMZ]
  • Kate Middleton’s mom and sister spent three hours inside Alice Temperley’s boutique in London last week, fueling speculation that Temperley is designing the royal wedding gown … or just Pippa Middleton’s maid of honor gown. [Daily Mail UK]
  • Why are members of the Westboro Baptist Church — the bigoted, homophobic church that protests at funerals — singing Lady Gaga’s “Telephone”? It has to be seen to be believed. [Oh No They Didn't!]

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Quickies: Chris Brown Whines About “GMA” & Rachel Zoe Had Her Baby!

Did Rihanna "Provoke" Chris?
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  • Whiny whiner Chris Brown is whining that he feels “Good Morning America” “exploited” him by asking about his domestic violence assault against ex-girlfriend Rihanna, which caused him to smash a dressing room window, rip his shirt off (?), and run outside of the studio. Jeez. What’s wrong with you bitches? Can’t a guy beat his girlfriend in peace around here?! [Gawker]
  • Elizabeth Taylor’s private funeral service is being held today. [TMZ, People]
  • “K Town,” a “Jersey Shore”-style reality show about Asians in L.A.’s Koreatown is allegedly a-comin’, although we don’t know on what network yet. Blink and you’ll miss it, but The Frisky logo gets flashed in this “K-Town” pitch video. [Oh No They Didn't]

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