Posts tagged "domestic violence"

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.

Nikki Dowling | July 1, 2010 - 5:10 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | June 28, 2010 - 12:50 pm

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | June 24, 2010 - 11:40 am

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…

Jessica Wakeman | June 23, 2010 - 2:40 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | June 15, 2010 - 1:00 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | June 14, 2010 - 4:19 pm

“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…

Jessica Wakeman | May 24, 2010 - 6:30 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | May 17, 2010 - 2:20 pm

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,…

Jessica Wakeman | May 6, 2010 - 8:45 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | May 5, 2010 - 8:15 pm

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | May 5, 2010 - 7:45 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | May 5, 2010 - 2:50 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | May 4, 2010 - 8:30 pm

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,…

Jessica Wakeman | May 4, 2010 - 1:40 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | May 3, 2010 - 8:30 pm

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

Jessica Wakeman | April 27, 2010 - 12:10 pm

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

Jessica Wakeman | April 16, 2010 - 2:33 pm

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | April 1, 2010 - 6:10 pm
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