Posts tagged "domestic violence"

Maria Arraras’ Domestic Violence 911 Call Transcript Is The Most Infuriating Thing You’ll Read Today

If you don’t watch Telemundo, you might not know the name Maria Celeste Arraras. She appears on “Al Rojo Vivo” on Telemundo and on the “Today” show and she is called the “Katie Couric of Spanish television.” Earlier this week in Today’s Lady News, I reported that on May 28 in Miami, Arraras was allegedly…

Jessica Wakeman / June 23, 2010

Frisky Q&A: Margaret Cho Talks Homicidal Exes And Camel Toe

Margaret Cho, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways. There’s your 1994 show “All-American Girl.” Your stand-up comedy concerts like “I’m The One That I Want” and “Notorious C.H.O.” Your shows “The Cho Show,” and most recently, “Drop Dead Diva.” I could go on, but I don’t want to embarrass you with…

Jessica Wakeman / June 15, 2010

Seattle Man Forced His Pregnant Teen Girlfriend To Sign “Abuse Contract”

What kind of nonsense is this? Police in Seattle say Graydon Smith, 31, had an “abuse contract” with his pregnant 19-year-old girlfriend, stipulating he could beat her anywhere on her body “except on her pregnant belly.” Sick.

The police were called to Smith’s parents’ home on April 28 after the girlfriend reported he’d…

Jessica Wakeman / June 14, 2010

“What Would You Do?” Sees How Strangers React To An Abusive Relationship

Warning: this clip from a new ABC TV show called “What Would You Do?” is hard to watch, even though I know the “abusive boyfriend” and the “abused girlfriend” are only actors.

On four different occasions, “What Would You Do?” filmed diners at a restaurant watching two “couples” — one white,…

Jessica Wakeman / May 24, 2010

George Huguely, UVA Lacrosse Player, Had A History Of Violence

It’s been almost two weeks since Yeardley Love, a 22-year-old UVA student and lacrosse player, was allegedly killed by her ex-boyfriend, George Huguely. (Huguely was charged with first-degree murder in her death.) As the weeks wear on, more details have emerged about Huguely’s alleged violence and partying, including whispers from his lacrosse teammates that Huguely…

Jessica Wakeman / May 17, 2010

Today’s Lady News: UVA Lacrosse Player Huguely Was Aggressive In The Past, Witnesses Say

UVA lacrosse player George Huguely, who is accused of murdering his ex-girlfriend, fellow UVA lacrosse player Yeardley Love, got physically aggressive with her at a party two months ago, according to two people with knowledge of the incident. Two current and one former Unversity of North Carolina lax players allegedly separated Huguely from Love…

Jessica Wakeman / May 6, 2010

Quotable: Zoo Magazine’s Ask Danny Advice Columnist Says “Cut Your Ex’s Face”

“You’ve got nothing to worry about, son. I’d suggest going out on a rampage with the boys, getting on the booze and smashing anything that moves. Then, when some bird falls for you, you can turn the tables and break her heart. Of course, the other option is to cut your ex’s face, and the…

Jessica Wakeman / May 5, 2010

Is Spencer Pratt Smoking Some Crystals Too?

Look, I watch “The Hills.” I’m not ashamed, but I’m not proud either. I’m especially not proud now that the Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt subplot has taken a decidedly new agey and potentially abusive turn. Spencer is definitely a complete attention whore — the only one who could compete with him is hi…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 5, 2010

The Violent Past Of UVA Lacrosse Murder Suspect, George Huguely

More details have emerged about George Huguely, the University of Virginia lacrosse player accused of murdering his ex-girlfriend, Yeardley Love, who also played UVA lacrosse. Apparently the pair had broken up in recent weeks and on Sunday evening, police say Huguely entered Love’s apartment through an unlocked front door and then kicked down her locked…

Jessica Wakeman / May 5, 2010

Today’s Lady News: More Details On Yeardley Love’s Death

Today we wrote about Yeardley Love, a 22-year-old UVA student who was found dead yesterday morning, and George Huguely, a fellow student with whom she’d been romantically involved and who was charged with first degree murder in her death. According to an affidavit filed with the search warrant, Love had been shaken and her…

Jessica Wakeman / May 4, 2010

UVA Lacrosse Player George Huguely Charged In Death Of Yeardley Love

Shock fell over the University of Virginia campus yesterday when students and faculty learned Yeardley Love, 22, a member of the lacrosse team, had been killed. Police charged George Huguely, a member of the #1-ranking men’s lacrosse team, in her death.

Police responded at 2:15 a.m. on Monday morning to a possible alcohol overdose…

Jessica Wakeman / May 4, 2010

Today’s Lady News: Domestic Violence Victims Have More Health Care Costs, Says Study

A study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine found that women who suffered from domestic violence have higher health care costs, even after the abuse ends. Female victims of intimate partner violence average over $1,200 more in health care costs during the first two years after the abuse ends, compared with wome…

Jessica Wakeman / May 3, 2010

Jenna Jameson Claims Boyfriend Tito Ortiz Threw Her Into A Bathtub

Police responded to a 911 “disturbance” call at porn star Jenna Jameson’s home yesterday — and her boyfriend, UFC fighter Tito Ortiz, was led away in handcuffs for felony domestic violence. According to TMZ, police observed “visible injuries” on Jameson when they arrived at the couple’s Huntington Beach, California mansion yesterday morning at 9:52 a.m.

Jessica Wakeman / April 27, 2010

Study Says Some Abused Women See Partners As “Affectionate” And “Dependable”

A study of data from U.S. National Institute on Mental Health published in the journal Violence Against Women has found that many women who endure physical, sexual and psychological abuse from their male partners see them as “dependable” and even “affectionate.” Researchers from Adelphi University in New York and St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto examined…

Jessica Wakeman / April 16, 2010

What Does It Feel Like To Be A Male Victim Of Domestic Violence?

The National Centre of Domestic Violencein the U.K. recently launched a campaign to bring awareness about male victims of domestic violence. This is certainly an important mission and the copy on their first advertisement (a portion of which you can see on the left) does a good job of summing up why male victims ofte…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 1, 2010

Threesome Alert: The Charlie Sheen Trial Is About To Get Juicier

Hold onto your hats, folks, because Charlie Sheen’s domestic abuse trial is about to become a bigger, hotter mess. We thought he was in deep doo-doo when he was jailed for strangling wife Brooke in Colorado. If it wasn’t dramatic enough that Brooke and Charlie are also both alleged crack heads in “prehab” … there&#8217…

Ami Angelowicz / March 2, 2010

David Patterson Scandal Not Sexy, But Incredibly Icky

A few weeks ago, whispers started that The New York Times was about to publish an expose on New York Governor David Patterson. Given all the political sex scandals in recent years, people’s minds went to the gutter. Rumors swirled that he’d been “snuggling” with another woman in a utility closet. But the scandal the…

Today’s Lady News: France Considers Making “Psychological Violence” A Crime

On Thursday night, France’s government approved a proposal to add “psychological violence” to a law that intends to help domestic abuse victims. The proposal does not allow a husband or wife to “act or repeatedly say things that could damage the victim’s life conditions, affect his/her rights and his/her dignity or damage his/her physical…

Jessica Wakeman / February 26, 2010
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