Posts tagged "domestic violence"

Rihanna Talks To Glamour About Chris Brown Assault

Rihanna is finally opening up about the physical abuse she suffered by ex-boyfriend Chris Brown in an interview with Glamour magazine. They interviewed Rihanna for their annual Women Of The Year issue, ostensibly to speak up for domestic violence survivors, which is a brave move for her to make. But honestly? Rihanna’s statement is of…

Jessica Wakeman / November 3, 2009

Paris Hilton and Doug Reinhardt: More Alleged Domestic Violence, Celeb-Style

The New York Post is reporting Paris Hilton and her boyfriend, Doug Reinhardt, had a “boozy grapple” after a Halloween party on Friday night that led to what I would call domestic violence. Hilton and her boyfriend attended Heidi Klum and Seal’s Halloween party and then hit up another bash at L.A.’s Roosevelt hotel. Whe…

Jessica Wakeman / November 2, 2009

Today’s Lady News: Tyra Does A Show On Women Who Hit Their Boyfriends

Yesterday, Tyra Banks did a show on “battered men syndrome,” about when women hit their boyfriends. OK, Tyra, listen up: While physical abuse is just as wrong when it happens to men, the fact is woman-on-man violence is not representative of the actual face of domestic violence. According to the American Bar Association, 1.3 millio…

Jessica Wakeman / October 20, 2009

Todd English Strikes Back

Remember when celebrity chef Todd English left his fiancée, Erica Wang, standing at the altar last week, earning him the title of Worst Fiancé Ever? Well, Todd is finally defending his actions. He claims there was a very good reason that he called the wedding off … Erica hit him. In a tearful interview with…

Ami Angelowicz / October 16, 2009

Would You Dump A Guy If You Found Out He Hit His Ex?

There are dealbreakers and then there are dealbreakers—and a past history of domestic violence is a dealbreaker on a lot of people’s list. Salon.com’s advice columnist, Cary Tennis, fielded a question from a former abuser who’s nervous about telling his new girlfriend he physically abused his ex-wife half a dozen times during their marriage.

Jessica Wakeman / October 13, 2009

Domestic Violence Jokes Just Write Themselves, Don’t They?

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. To celebrate, former baseball player Marcus Giles beat up his wife, while a year ago, his brother Brian was arrested for long-term abuse of his wife. The sports blog Deadspin apparently thinks this is the right time to make a funny, writing in a post titled, “Alleged Domestic Violence…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 8, 2009

Sometimes You Shouldn’t Mind Your Own Business

On Friday night I was on my way back to my apartment, late at night, with a couple of friends in tow. I live in a really hoppin’ area so there were tons of people on the streets. Suddenly, I overheard a guy screaming at a woman, who was wedged into a corner near a…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 28, 2009

Wife Handcuffs Herself To Her Husband—And Not In A Sexy Way

I’ve had a lapse in judgment or two which have led to embarrassing acts of desperation in front of a man. But nothing I’ve done has even been quite so desperate (or completely nutburgers) as what Helen Sun did to her man: The 38-year-old woman allegedly slipped a Mickey in her husband’s Gatorade and the…

Jessica Wakeman / September 10, 2009

Today’s Lady News: Tila Tequila Accuses Shawne Merriman Of Allegedly Choking Her. Ugh.

A Shot At Love’s Tila Tequila says Shawne Merriman, linebacker for the San Diego Chargers, allegedly choked and restrained her while she tried to leave his house. After Tequila called 911, Merriman went to jail while she went to the hospital. Merriman’s rep told TMZ Ms. Tequila allegedly drank a few too many and…

Jessica Wakeman / September 7, 2009

Chris Brown Goes Clubbing After His Sentencing

Not that he’s doing anything right, but a few hours after Chris Brown was sentenced for assaulting Rihanna, he celebrated by heading to a Los Angeles club where he jumped up on a booth and did an impromptu performance of Michael Jackson’s “Dirty Diana.” One club goer said, “He not only sang, but danced hi…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 27, 2009

Guys Talk About Being Hit By Women

A friend of mine, Daniel, said, recently, a group of men and women in his neighborhood bar for a parade approached him “looking for some kind of fight.” A woman in the group, he said, “started some shit with me” and “at one point said, ‘What would you do if I threw this drink o…

Jessica Wakeman / August 27, 2009

Chris Brown Sentenced For Rihanna Assault & New Details Emerge About Violence

Sigh. The Feb. 8th incident when Chris Brown assaulted Rihanna was not the first violent argument between the couple. Before his sentencing yesterday, Brown’s probation officer filed a report revealing the couple was involved in two other incidents “related to domestic violence“—and come to find out, Rihanna has slapped Brown in the past. Obviously that…

Jessica Wakeman / August 26, 2009

The Percentages Of Women Who Think It’s OK For Their Husbands To Hit Them

The graph, released by UNICEF and based on data collected between 2001 and 2007, displays the percentages of women, by country, who believe it is OK for their husbands to hit them. The numbers are all horrifying, ranging from 6.9 percent in Serbia to a heartbreaking 90 percent in Jordan. More info here. [via Feministing]…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 20, 2009

Dating Don’ts: Helping A Friend Who’s Being Hit

“Why does she stay?” is the question most often asked when we hear about someone involved in an abusive relationship. Unfortunately, it’s also one of the least helpful things you can say to a woman caught up in this cycle. So what can we do to help when we suspect a friend is being battered?

Judy McGuire / August 13, 2009

Abusive Boyfriend Dies Trying To Kill Girlfriend

In London’s West End, a 30-year-old man threw his girlfriend through the window of a Banana Republic store. Instead of killing her, a shard of glass snapped out and stabbed him, killing him. His girlfriend sustained cuts and is expected to make a full recovery. Karma’s a bitch, isn’t it? [Daily Mail]…

Simcha / August 13, 2009

British Youth Get Domestic Violence 101

During grad school, I worked part-time in a gift shop for extra money. I’ll never forget the day glamorous, model-esque bookkeeper Lucy came into work wearing dark Chanel sunglasses. I could tell something wasn’t right. “What’s going on?” I asked. Lucy lifted her sunglasses to reveal two black eyes. Thus began my crusade to hel…

Ami Angelowicz / August 11, 2009

Chris Brown Gets His Slap On The Wrist Today

Boyfriend of the Year Chris Brown is getting his slap on the wrist in a L.A. courtroom today and then appearing on “Larry King Live” (reportedly after Oprah’s camp said “No way, Jose” to his sorry ass). Brown’s schedule is so free, you see, because he isn’t doing any jail time for beating the cra…

Jessica Wakeman / August 5, 2009

Support Victims Of Domestic Violence With Just A Few Simple Clicks

Last week our own Judy McGuire shared her story of being in an abusive relationship. This week, she emailed me to let me know that Safe Horizons, a NYC-based domestic violence program, is currently in competition for a $100,000 grant. She and I would like to encourage you to vote for them by heading to…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 31, 2009

Today’s Lady News: Schwarzenegger Cuts All Of CA’s Funding For Domestic Violence Programs

California’s governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, cut all of the funding—$16.3 million in total—for domestic violence programs from the 2009-10 state budget. State Assembly members say many shelters rely on that funding for a substantial part of their support. [The San Bernadino Sun] — We understand CA’s in a budget crisis, but why are the neediest people…

Jessica Wakeman / July 30, 2009
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