Posts tagged "domestic violence"

Courteney Cox And David Arquette Reveal Their Strange Sex Life In PSA About Domestic Violence

Shocker: Courteney Cox and David Arquette have a totally kinky sex life. Apparently, they’re furries; in other words, they enjoy dressing up like rabbits and humping one another. OK, not really. In actuality, they’re engaging in a little three-way bunny fun with a special friend for this PSA about domestic violence. The transitio…

Susannah Breslin / October 5, 2010

Dear Wendy: “My Husband Hits Me, But I’m Scared To Leave Him”

I’ve been married for four years and during that time, there have been three physical fights where my husband has hurt me. I’ve stayed with him because he’s been “my person” for seven years. The person who knows everything about me … and why I do the things I do or like the things I…

Wendy Atterberry / October 3, 2010

The UK’s Powerful New Domestic Violence PSA: “You Make The Call, We Make It Stop”

Most of us have no qualms about calling the cops when our neighbors practice guitar chords at 3 a.m. But all too many people are content to mind their own business when they hear a couple’s argument veer in to dangerous territory. This new interactive PSA from the UK’s Metropolitan Police gives you…

Jessica Wakeman / August 9, 2010

Today’s Lady News: Megan Fox’s Abusive Relationship

Megan Fox and Dominic Monaghan are starring in the “Love The Way You Lie” music video for Eminem and Rihanna, playing a couple in an abusive relationship. Fox has donated her paycheck for “Love The Way You Lie” to Sojourn House, a shelter for abused women and children. [Just Jared]
After a confrontation with…

Jessica Wakeman / August 5, 2010

Today’s Lady News: Afghan TV Show Says Shelters Force Women Into Prostitution

A multi-part Afghan television series has accused women’s shelters in Afghanistan of being brothels — even ones registered with the government. The 27-year-old TV host, Nasto Nadiri, is running for Parliament in September and is a critic of women’s rights campaigns, especially when affiliated with international NGOs. [Wall Street Journal]
Maria Teresa de Nicolo,…

Jessica Wakeman / August 3, 2010

Charlie Sheen Pleads Guilty, Avoids Jail Time

Yesterday, Charlie Sheen pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor assault charge in his domestic violence case after a fight broke out between he and his wife, Brooke Mueller, on Christmas Day; in exchange, the two other charges against Sheen were dropped and he avoided jail time. Instead, Sheen will spend 30 days in rehab, must complete…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 3, 2010

Salon Columnist’s Terrible Advice For Domestic Violence Victim

Thanks to our girl Judy McGuire for calling my attention to the latest advice column from Salon’s Cary Tennis. A woman writes to Tennis that she’s “in a loving but violent marriage” in which her husband has “only” beat her up a couple of times, including the time he punched and stomped her while she…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 2, 2010

Frisky Q&A: “Abusers” Co-Creator Tami Outterbridge

Last week we learned about a potential new show that made our jaws drop: “Abusers,” a reality TV show about domestic abusers and their victims. There were few details about the proposed show beyond a press release online and few details about the show’s co-creators, Tami Outterbridge, a writer, and Albert Harris, Jr., a former…

Jessica Wakeman / July 27, 2010

Mel Texted To Oksana, “I Wasn’t Safe For You Last Night,” And Allegedly Smashed A Glass Door

As if six different audiotapes screaming “bitch,” “c**t” and “gold digging whore” weren’t enough, now there are alleged Mel Gibson text messages. Radar Online reports that on January 7, 2010 — the day after Mel allegedly punched girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva twice in the head while she was holding their two-month-old daughter, Lucia — he sent…

Jessica Wakeman / July 22, 2010

Mel Gibson Allegedly Pointed Gun And Threatened To Kill Oksana, Their Baby, And Himself

Trust me, at this point I am crazy tired of writing about how nasty a dude Mel Gibson is. But this new revelation is so shocking, I had to share it. As we’ve heard the story for a while, during a fight on July 6th, Mel punched Oksana Grigorieva twice while she was holding their…

“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…

Jessica Wakeman / July 20, 2010

Mel Gibson’s Screaming Rant At Ex #5: Profanity By The Numbers

Alleged phone call snippet #5 between Mel Gibson and ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva is out and this time they’re fighting about that thorniest of relationship woes: $$$. Apparently, crazy-rich crazy celebrities blow their top if they have to tighten their belt and sell their Lakers box seats! Poor, poor Mel.

Jessica Wakeman / July 15, 2010

Mel Gibson’s Screaming Rant At Ex #4: Profanity By The Numbers

Memo to future girlfriends of Mel Gibson: he wants a blowjob before the Jacuzzi, got it?

Another day, another snippet of an alleged abusive screaming phone call from Mel to his ex/baby mama, Oksana Grigorieva. Having listened to all of Mel’s psychotic screaming and creepy panting, I can say this one is the scariest.

Jessica Wakeman / July 14, 2010

Mel Gibson’s Screaming Rant At Ex #3: Profanity By The Numbers

There was crazy, screaming Mel Gibson audio #1. There was crazy, screaming Mel Gibson audio #2. And now … crazy, screaming Mel Gibson audio #3.

In this latest alleged argument, Mel yells the c-word at his ex-girlfriend/mother of his child, Oksana Grigorieva, tells her “you don’t count,” accuses her of leeching his wallet,…

Jessica Wakeman / July 13, 2010

Mel Gibson’s Latest Screaming Rant At Ex: Profanity And Death Threats By The Numbers

So. Mel Gibson, you might have heard, has some issues with misogyny and black people. The last alleged leaked audio of Gibson ranting at his ex-girlfriend was damning as hell. But that was kid stuff. The second alleged leaked audio of Gibson screaming — and I mean screaming — profanity and death threats at Oksana

Jessica Wakeman / July 12, 2010

“Urkel” Star Jaleel White Accused Of Domestic Abuse

No, not Steve Urkel, too! “Family Matters” star Jaleel White has been accused of physically abusing his child’s mother in some very un-Urkel-like behavior. The woman claims two weeks ago, White allegedly punched her in her breasts while they were driving on a highway with their infant in the car. When they arrived home, she…

Jessica Wakeman / July 9, 2010

The Latest In Mel Gibson Grossness

The more I hear about Mel Gibson, the more I wish I had the authority to exile him from the planet. Not that I liked him after the whole “Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world,” drunk driving arrest rant. But as the battle between Mel and Oksana Grigorieva heats up over…

France Makes Calling Your Spouse Nasty Names A Crime

The French parliament has approved a hotly debated law that makes verbal abuse—or psychological violence—a criminal offense. Violators could face up to three years in jail and a $93,000 fine. Although it’s difficult to define such behavior that law defines as “repeated acts which could be constituted by words or other machinations, to degrade one’…

Nikki Dowling / July 1, 2010

Mel Gibson’s Split From Oksana Grigorieva Is Getting Ugly

Mel Gibson’s split from Oksana Grigorieva, the mother of his eighth child, is getting messier quicker than the crucifixion scene in “The Passion of Christ.”

Mel and his wife, Robyn, divorced in April of 2009 after seven kids and 30 years of marriage. Later that month, Mel and Grigorieva first appeared in public…

Jessica Wakeman / June 28, 2010

Quotable: Miley Cyrus Tackles Abusive Relationships With A “Party Song”

“I wrote it for women that feel like they’re stuck in abusive relationships, but [“Liberty Walk”] is a dance song. So you think that must be kind of a sad ballad, but it’s a party song. … It’s about breaking free.”Miley Cyrus finds the groovy side of domestic violence on her new album, Can’t

Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 24, 2010
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