domestic abuse

Woman Forced To Pay Rapist Ex Spousal Support

A California woman has been forced to pay her rapist — who happens to be her ex — a monthly living stipend. Say what?

Such is the ruling of…

Stefanie Blejec | November 3, 2011 - 3:40 pm

Morning Quickies: Michael Lohan Busted For Domestic Violence (Again)

Michael Lohan was arrested in Florida early this morning on suspicion of domestic violence after a fight with his girlfriend, Kate Major. This isn’t his first abusive incident: he…

Jessica Wakeman | October 25, 2011 - 10:40 am

Today’s Lady News: Topeka Decriminalizes Domestic Violence

Yup, the city of Topeka actually decriminalized domestic violence (and other misdemeanors) so that it won’t have to pay to prosecute the crimes. Facepalm. [New York Times]
Good…

Jessica Wakeman | October 12, 2011 - 5:40 pm

Topeka, Kansas Considers Decriminalizing Domestic Violence

In a money-saving measure, the city of Topeka, Kansas, is considering decriminalizing domestic violence so that it is not forced to prosecute the cases.

Yeah, seriously. …

Jessica Wakeman | October 6, 2011 - 12:29 pm

Taylor Armstrong Talks In Detail About Being Abused

After the suicide of her estranged husband, Russell Armstrong, Taylor Armstrong of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” largely laid low. Then last week, a photo of Taylor with…

Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com | September 21, 2011 - 1:40 pm

Topman Pulls Domestic Violence-y “I’m Sorry But You Provoked Me” T-Shirt

Topman, the men’s version of the British chain Topshop, has pulled two super-douchey T-shirts.

One of Topman’s Ts suggests domestic violence with the words up top, “I’m so…

Jessica Wakeman | September 16, 2011 - 2:40 pm

Morning Quickies: Taylor Armstrong Sells Domestic Abuse Photos

Taylor Armstrong sold photos of her with a black eye (from the physical abuse she allegedly suffered at the hands of her late husband) to “Entertainment Tonight,” which aired…

Jessica Wakeman | September 13, 2011 - 11:20 am

On Seeing A Bruised Woman On The Train

Riding on the train home from work last week, the woman sitting next to me caught my eye. It wasn’t just her bright red lipstick or her retro dress that…

Jessica Wakeman | September 6, 2011 - 3:00 pm

Today’s Lady News: Jay-Z Wouldn’t Clap For Chris Brown At VMAs

Jay-Z wouldn’t clap for Chris Brown when he performed at last night’s VMAs, presumably because he discovered Rihanna. Now that’s a strong statement right there. Go you, Jay. [TMZ]
Today…

Jessica Wakeman | August 29, 2011 - 6:40 pm

Why Aren’t News Stories About “The Hurricane Killer” Calling It Domestic Violence?

While reading news reports this weekend about the hurricane that swept the East Coast, the phrase “the Hurricane Killer” caught my eye. With a moniker like that, I imagined some…

Jessica Wakeman | August 29, 2011 - 2:40 pm

#ReasonsToBeatYourGirlfriend Trended This Weekend On Twitter

My love/hate relationship with Twitter grew ever-so-slightly more complicated this weekend when the hashtag #ReasonsToBeatYourGirlfriend trended on Sunday. (For the Twitter-uninitiated, a hashtag is a word or phrase prefaced by…

Jessica Wakeman | August 1, 2011 - 3:40 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | July 7, 2011 - 4:20 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | April 19, 2011 - 2:20 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | April 16, 2011 - 5:30 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | April 11, 2011 - 10:40 am

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…

Jessica Wakeman | April 4, 2011 - 7:00 pm

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

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…

Jessica Wakeman | March 24, 2011 - 7:00 pm

Today’s Lady News: “Unfollow Charlie” Sheen Tees Will Raise Money For RAINN

Courtesy of women’s rights activists, “Unfollow Charlie” tees are for sale on Zazzle.com — in reference to actor/domestic abuser Charlie Sheen’s Twitter — and proceeds will go to the Rape,…

Jessica Wakeman | March 18, 2011 - 6:40 pm

Quickies: Chris Brown Won’t Apologize For Rihanna Assault & Inside Mariah’s Baby Shower

Chris Brown referred to his domestic violence assault on ex-girlfriend, Rihanna, as a “mishap” in an interview with Page Six Magazine. This charming fellow added, “If I walk around apologizing…

Jessica Wakeman | March 9, 2011 - 8:00 pm

Fox News’ Megyn Kelly Tweets Punched Woman Maybe “Deserves” To Be In A Coma

Megyn Kelly, WTF are you thinking? Regarding a tragic news story in which a NYC man punched and put a woman into a coma over a disputed parking space, the…

Jessica Wakeman | March 8, 2011 - 5:20 pm
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