Posts tagged "domestic abuse"

“Fox & Friends” Hosts Joke About Ray Rice Beating His Fiancée, Don’t Apologize

“Fox & Friends” host Brian Kilmeade joked yesterday that the message behind the brutal video released by TMZ depicting since-terminated Ravens player Ray Rice beating his then-fiancée Janay Rice was…

Jessica Wakeman | September 9, 2014 - 10:30 am

TMZ Releases Video Of Ray Rice Punching Then-Fiancée Janay Palmer Out Cold [UPDATE]

UPDATE, 2:45p.m.: The Baltimore Ravens terminated their contract with Ray Rice today following the release of the video by TMZ.  According to ESPN, the Ravens had no other comment. [ESPN]

Jessica Wakeman | September 8, 2014 - 10:30 am

NFL Institutes Six-Game Suspension For Domestic Violence

The NFL has updated its personal conduct policy to suspend any player or personnel without pay for six games if he commits an act of domestic violence. If there is…

Jessica Wakeman | August 28, 2014 - 4:00 pm

ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith Apologizes For Remarks About Domestic Violence

So, Stephen A. Smith had a bust weekend. The ESPN panelist kicked off Friday with some what-the-fuck-did-he-just-say? remarks about victims who “provoke” domestic violence and all Internet hell broke loose.

Jessica Wakeman | July 28, 2014 - 2:00 pm

ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith Suggests To Abused Women: “Let’s Make Sure We Don’t Do Anything To Provoke Wrong Actions”

Hoo boy. So, on the ESPN program “First Take,” panelist Stephen A. Smith was discussing the suspension of NFL player Ray Rice for two games in the upcoming season.

Jessica Wakeman | July 25, 2014 - 5:30 pm

15-Year-Old Girl Plays Dead After Abusive Ex-Uncle Murders Her Whole Family

Here’s a story that has me heavy in the heart:

Last night in Spring, Texas, a man looking for his ex-wife — whom he had beaten in the…

Jessica Wakeman | July 10, 2014 - 5:00 pm

Girl Talk: 5 Red Flags That Told Me To Leave

He seemed sweet at first. In fact, he had many sweet moments. But then there was the other stuff …

Abusive behavior isn’t as simple as we, as…

Meghan Murphy | July 10, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Artwork Depicting Nigella Lawson Being Strangled Is Posted On Her Ex-Husband’s Website

The image of Nigella Lawson with her then-husband’s hands around her throat is seared into my memory. If you remember, back in 2013, Lawson and businessman/art gallery owner Charles Saatchi…

Jessica Wakeman | June 30, 2014 - 3:00 pm

This Is How A Small Town In Arkansas Failed A Domestic Violence Victim

My friend Melissa Jeltsen has a piece on The Huffington Post about how the local criminal justice system in Arkansas failed Laura Aceves, a 21-year-old woman who was murdered…

Jessica Wakeman | June 16, 2014 - 5:30 pm

PurrVerse: I Don’t Need Male Protection, Thanks

Women are given mixed messages on a regular basis. We’re told that we’re shattering glass ceilings and are independent ladies, while at the same time we’re told we’re a mess

Kitty Stryker | June 12, 2014 - 10:00 am

18-Year-Old Girl In Pakistan Survives Attempted “Honor Killing”

An 18-year-old girl in Pakistan survived an attempted “honor killing” for marrying the man she loved. Her father, brother, aunt and uncle shot her twice, stuffed her body in…

Jessica Wakeman | June 9, 2014 - 6:00 pm

8 Warning Signs A Partner Doesn’t Respect You

Amelia recently sent me a link to a Tumblr that will absolutely gut you. It’s called When Women Refuse and it collects news article about women who became victims of…

Jessica Wakeman | June 2, 2014 - 11:00 am

Family Stones Pakistani Woman To Death In So-Called “Honor Killing” For Marrying Man She Loved [UPDATE]

[UPDATE, 5/28:] The New York Times reports that Farazana Parveen was three months pregnant when she was killed. [New York Times]

A 25-year-old woman was murdered by nearly 20…

Jessica Wakeman | May 27, 2014 - 1:30 pm

Report: “The Shield” Actor Michael Jace Had A Past History Of Domestic Violence

More details have emerged about “The Shield” star Michael Jace, who murdered his wife, April Jace, yesterday: he was accused of choking and beating his ex-wife, Jennifer Bitterman, which…

Jessica Wakeman | May 20, 2014 - 7:00 pm

“The Shield” Actor Michael Jace Murdered His Wife

“The Shield” actor Michael Jace was arrested in Los Angeles last night after killing his wife April Jace, 40, allegedly in front of the couple’s two children. Jace called…

Jessica Wakeman | May 20, 2014 - 10:30 am

Maren Sanchez, 16, Stabbed To Death In Connecticut After Allegedly Turning Down Prom Invite

A 16-year-old girl named Maren Sanchez was stabbed to death by a male classmate in a Milford, Connecticut, high school today, allegedly after she turned down an invitation to the junior…

Jessica Wakeman | April 25, 2014 - 3:30 pm

Tech CEO Will Serve No Jail Time For Hitting Girlfriend 117 Times

Tech CEO Gurbaksh Chahal faces no jail time after pleading guilty to domestic violence and battery for beating his girlfriend. Chahal was filmed on a home security video hitting…

Jessica Wakeman | April 24, 2014 - 6:30 pm

Columbus Short (AKA Harrison On “Scandal”) Accused By Wife Of Threatening Murder/Suicide

Columbus Short, what are you doing?

The wife of the “Scandal” star — who plays Olivia Pope’s right-hand man Harrison — filed for divorce on Tuesday and accused…

Jessica Wakeman | April 17, 2014 - 12:30 pm

Supreme Court Clarifies Federal Law On Domestic Violence Convictions & Gun Ownership

Today, the Supreme Court ruled on the federal law that criminalizes the ownership of guns by anyone convicted of domestic violence. The Court clarified that the term”domestic violence” should…

Jessica Wakeman | March 26, 2014 - 6:30 pm

Reeva Steenkamp’s Texts To Oscar Pistorius Weeks Before He Killed Her Are Totally Disturbing: “I’m Scared Of You Sometimes”

Today the prosecution rested its case in the trial of South African Paralympian athlete Oscar Pistorius for the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, 29, on Valentine’s Day 2013.

Jessica Wakeman | March 25, 2014 - 3:30 pm
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