Couple Sentenced to Prison After Second Child Dies From Faith Healing

Pennsylvania couple Herbert and Catherine Schaible were sentenced to 3.5-7 years in prison yesterday after pleading no contest to third degree murder in the death of their 8-month-old son Brandon, who passed away last year from complications stemming from treatable pneumonia. The Schaibles — who are devoted… » 2/20/14 6:45pm 2/20/14 6:45pm

Awful: Bus Driver Hits 8-Year-Old Boy For Misbehaving

It is common knowledge that children can be a handful. They yell, they throw tantrums, when I worked with small children there was a 4-year-old whose sole purpose in life seemed to be to follow me around and kick me directly in the shins. And then we would talk about it. And then he would kick me in the shins some… » 2/15/14 2:19pm 2/15/14 2:19pm

What We Should Talk About When We Talk About the Dylan Farrow Case

Unless you shut down your laptop or smartphone and smashed them under a rock, then you've probably seen all of the articles swirling around this weekend (or past week and month) concerning the 1992 child molestation investigation against Woody Allen. In reading these articles, or seeing them bandied about on Facebook… » 2/03/14 4:30pm 2/03/14 4:30pm

Meet the Paparazzo Who Took Those Awful Photos of Nigella Lawson

February's issue of Vanity Fair features a pretty icky firsthand account of Nigella Lawson's very public strangling at the hands of her estranged husband Charles Saatchi from the one person who probably knows more about the incident than Saatchi and Lawson: the paparazzo who took that unrelenting series photos of the… » 1/12/14 2:30pm 1/12/14 2:30pm

Camille Grammer Says It Was Her Boyfriend Who Beat Her Up

On Monday, former Real Housewife Camille Grammer sent out a series of tweets indicating that a few weeks ago, after she was recovering from cancer surgery, a man physically abused her. Rumors immediately swirled, with many speculating that it must have been her boyfriend Dimitri Charalambopoulos, despite the fact that… » 10/29/13 2:00pm 10/29/13 2:00pm

The Scandal Love Affair Is More Like Emotional Abuse

Every Thursday night, we gird our loins for the new episode of Scandal. But ladies, I have to say, I’m worried about Olivia Pope. If it isn’t obvious that her romance with President Fitz Grant is unhealthy by now, drop those rose-colored Shonda Rhimes glasses and let’s walk into the light together, eh? » 10/25/13 3:00pm 10/25/13 3:00pm

Hours After Twitter's Apology, British Classicist Reports Bomb Threat

Mere hours after Twitter’s UK honcho Tony Wang apologized personally for the death and rape threats scores of women have received in apparent response to their activism, British classicist and occasional TV presenter Mary Beard received a bomb threat on Twitter, because the world can often be one big, festering pile of … » 8/04/13 1:00pm 8/04/13 1:00pm

Just When DO Mothers Become Abusive?

Mothers get shit on a LOT, as documented in basically every article on mothering by Jezebel. As a result of this, there seems to be a general feminist party line saying “look, moms, you’re trying your hardest, so just don’t be afraid to do something for you sometimes, and people who tell you that you’re abusive are… » 7/28/13 4:31pm 7/28/13 4:31pm

Saudi Princess Allegedly Enslaved Her Maids in California

A Saudi Arabian princess may be the first person in Orange County to be prosecuted for human trafficking after California's Proposition 35 raised the penalty for the crime last November. The woman, a Saudi national named Meshael Alayban, has been accused of slavery after holding her maid against her will in her Irvine… » 7/11/13 11:50am 7/11/13 11:50am

Charles Saatchi Says Nigella Strangled Him: We Call Bullshit

Nigella Lawson's soon-to-be-ex husband Charles Saatchi announced this weekend that he's divorcing his wife because she didn't make a big fucking show of defending him after a series of horrifying photos of him publicly strangling her made the media rounds a month ago. In his self-pitying statement announcing he was… » 7/10/13 12:30pm 7/10/13 12:30pm

No, Nigella Lawson's Public Choking Isn't a 'Private' Matter

After pictures surfaced this weekend of British mogul Charles Saatchi choking his wife Nigella Lawson during what appeared to be an argument in a restaurant, the mostly well-meaning public response has ranged from "God, that's awful" to "GET A DIVORCE!" Actually, the sort of response that makes you want to take a bunch of… » 6/19/13 5:35pm 6/19/13 5:35pm

Nigella's Husband Says He Wasn't REALLY Choking Her in Those Pics, Duh

Yesterday, the Mirror printed a horrifying set of photographs in which Charles Saatchi is apparently choking his wife Nigella Lawson. Specifically, the photos show Saatchi's hand wrapped around Lawson's throat. She is grimacing, terrified-looking, and in tears. Following a much-deserved public outcry, Saatchi has » 6/17/13 12:40pm 6/17/13 12:40pm

Photos Show Nigella Lawson's Husband Apparently Choking Her in Public

On Sunday morning, The Mirror roused its unwitting, sleepy-eyed readers with pictures that apparently show British chef Nigella Lawson being physically abused by her husband, art magnate Charles Saatchi, while sitting outside a London restaurant. » 6/16/13 11:30am 6/16/13 11:30am

Prosecutor Might Investigate Facebook Staff in Suicide of Italian Teen

Those persistent Italian prosecutors are at it again, this time pursuing a possible case against Facebook employees for the death of 14-year-old Carolina Picchio, who committed suicide in January after a gaggle of teenage boys that included her ex-boyfriend circulated a video on Facebook of Picchio appearing drunk at a … » 5/26/13 5:00pm 5/26/13 5:00pm

Rutgers’ Brand New Athletic Director Faces Allegations of Player Abuse

A little less than two months after firing abusive men’s basketball coach Mike Rice, Rutgers’ athletic department once again finds itself having to do a public relations shuffle with news that its brand new, reform-minded athletic director may have abusively berated members of the University of Tennessee’s women’s… » 5/26/13 3:00pm 5/26/13 3:00pm