State Senator Troy Brown Charged with Domestic Abuse, Claims Short Term Memory Loss 

A Louisiana State Senator is being charged with domestic abuse battery against a woman who told police that she has been his “side friend” for a decade. In a statement, the senator acknowledged that an “altercation” took place, but said he did not recall the details due in part to brain damage from a 1991 car accident. »Yesterday 2:40pm11/30/15 2:40pm


Aide to Michigan Congressman Arrested for Beating Boyfriend With a Shovel

The “online communications director” for Michigan Democratic Congressman Sander M. Levin was arrested last week and charged with a brutal assault on his boyfriend, Roll Call reports. A police report obtained by the publication states that Timothy Foster, 32, beat and tried to stab the man, until Foster’s wife… »10/13/15 2:46pm10/13/15 2:46pm

Merciless Judge Sentences Domestic Violence Victim for Not Testifying

A Florida judge sentenced a traumatized domestic violence victim to jail time for not showing up to testify at her alleged abuser’s trial. The video, which was filmed on July 30, shows Judge Jerri Collins berating the woman who explains she had been suffering from anxiety and depression. Judge Collins shows no… »10/10/15 4:30pm10/10/15 4:30pm

'Dead Women Can't Vote': Suffragette Premiere Interrupted By Protesters 

The lead up to the premiere of Suffragette has not been without hitches—in an interview, Meryl Streep said she was a ‘humanist’ rather than a feminist (a sentiment she later clarified), and promotional photos featuring the all-white cast wearing t-shirts emblazoned with the phrase “I’d rather be a rebel than a slave,”… »10/07/15 3:50pm10/07/15 3:50pm

Domestic Abuser Released from Jail, Murders Woman He Was Convicted of Abusing, Two Other Exes

A Canadian man imprisoned for choking a woman two years ago was released in December. Months later, he’s accused of murdering that woman and two others, all believed to be his ex-girlfriends. New reports have also revealed that the suspect, Basil Borutski, had a long history of violent and disturbing behavior against… »9/25/15 4:45pm9/25/15 4:45pm

A California Moving Company Will Move Domestic Abuse Victims At No Cost

Leaving an abusive home situation can be extremely difficult due to a myriad of obstacles, including financial abuse. One California moving company is aiming to help those in need by doing an awesome thing: providing free moving services. Meathead Movers, a company based in central California, has partnered with… »9/05/15 6:15pm9/05/15 6:15pm

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 2:10pm8/25/15 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 5:50pm8/17/15 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 3:45pm7/22/15 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 3:00pm2/15/15 3:00pm

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 11:30am1/14/15 11:30am

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 4:15pm12/02/14 4:15pm