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Who Wore It Worst: Chris Brown's Head Tattoo vs. Yelawolf's Confederate Flag Jacket

This young week has already brought us a bounty of questionable fashion choices: great judgment-haver Chris Brown is displaying a fresh tattoo of a Venus de Milo’s head, maybe, or someone who’s just had a traumatic tooth extraction—tough to say. Meanwhile, white rapper Yelawolf published a full-throated defense of the… » 8/25/15 2:10pm 8/25/15 2:10pm

Dr. Dre's Ex Has an Idea Why His Abusive Past Didn't Make the NWA Biopic

While reviews for the NWA biopic Straight Outta Compton have been fairly positive, one prevailing critique is that the narrative conveniently leaves out Dr. Dre’s abusive past. In a recent interview, his ex-fiancée—R&B singer Michel’le—states the obvious in explaining the reason that storyline was neglected. » 8/17/15 5:50pm 8/17/15 5:50pm

Christy Mack Responds to Allegation She's Trying to Profit From Assault

Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel recently aired an investigation into domestic violence in the MMA fighting community. In a special clip posted on HBO’s YouTube page, Christy Mack responds to a letter from her assailant, MMA fighter War Machine (née Jonathan Koppenhaver), in which he laments the “media circus” that has… » 7/22/15 3:45pm 7/22/15 3:45pm

British Domestic Abuse Survivor Required to Write Letters to Abuser 

In 2011, Natalie Allman survived a brutal attack by her then-boyfriend Jason Hughes. After Allman broke up with the father of her children, Hughes broke into her home beat her with dumbbells, smothered her with a pillow, and slit her throat. The attack lasted for seven hours before Allman was able to alert the… » 2/15/15 3:00pm 2/15/15 3:00pm

Ray Rice Apologizes for "Horrible Mistake" 

The New York Times reports that Ray Rice, former Baltimore Ravens running back, apologized on Friday. Rice, who punched his then-fiancée (now wife), Janay Palmer in a hotel elevator nearly a year ago, became the focus of the N.F.L.'s broader problem with domestic violence. On Friday Rice published a statement in The… » 2/14/15 12:15pm 2/14/15 12:15pm

NASCAR Driver Kurt Busch Claims Ex-Girlfriend Is a Trained Assassin 

NASCAR driver Kurt Busch, who's accused of domestic abuse by his former girlfriend Patricia Driscoll, testified in court this week that he couldn't possibly be guilty of violence against her — because, he claims, Driscoll is a trained assassin. He accused his ex of carrying out covert operations for years and said… » 1/14/15 11:30am 1/14/15 11:30am

The Wild, Horrific Murder of Stephanie Moseley

Horrific details are still emerging about the death of Stephanie Moseley, an actress, dancer and choreographer whose husband Earl Hayes murdered her before killing himself, in a domestic violence incident that turned fatal. What further complicates the case is the involvement of Floyd Mayweather, a known domestic… » 12/09/14 6:30pm 12/09/14 6:30pm

Mary J. Blige's Excellent New Video Tackles the Domestic Abuse Cycle

Mary J. Blige's video for "Whole Damn Year"—from her great new album The London Sessionsfeatures vignettes of abuse and violence. There's a mother who cries at the memory of her partner's assault in the presence of her daughter. There's a bullied gay man, and there's another woman who recalls locking herself in a… » 12/02/14 4:15pm 12/02/14 4:15pm

Yamma Brown on Domestic Violence: I Ended Up With Someone Like My Dad

We remember James Brown as the Godfather of Soul. We remember him as a singer, a performer, a tormented artist who fought racial barriers and triumphed to become one of the most famous and influential artists in music history. His daughter remembers him as the father she loved dearly who violently and repeatedly beat… » 9/19/14 6:50pm 9/19/14 6:50pm

Adrian Peterson Accused Of Beating Another Son, Leaving Facial Scar

Adrian Peterson has already been indicted on charges he beat one of his children, and a new report from KHOU alleges that he beat another. KHOU reports the mother of a different four-year-old son of Peterson's filed a report with Child Protective Services because of a beating the Vikings running back gave the child. » 9/15/14 8:54pm 9/15/14 8:54pm

Robin Givens Has Been in Janay Rice's Shoes

20 years ago, Robin Givens was carried out of a hotel after being knocked unconscious by her ex-husband Mike Tyson. Givens, an actress and longtime anti-domestic violence activist says social media makes it a bit easier for abuse victims to be believed nowadays — it was impossible to miss the video of Ray Rice… » 9/12/14 12:20pm 9/12/14 12:20pm

The Things We Suffer

It's a Thursday night in August, just past 10 p.m., and my mother is texting me. This might seem like a harmless nuisance except my mother is not supposed to text me. Two years ago I asked her to give me space and not reach out. She responded with an "ok" and proceeded to respect my wishes for 13 days. Nobody's mother… » 9/09/14 3:13pm 9/09/14 3:13pm

DiGiorno Crashes Discussion on Domestic Violence With Pizza Joke

The release of security footage that showed now-ex Baltimore Raven Ray Rice punching his fiancee in the face spurred many female users of Twitter to discuss their own experiences with domestic violence. The ensuing discussion involving women's stories of why they they stayed with or left their abusers was… » 9/09/14 2:20pm 9/09/14 2:20pm