Study: Domestic Violence Hurts Survivors' Finances and Work Stability

A study of nearly 4,000 Pennsylvania women suggests that domestic abuse can have a long-term and profoundly destructive impact on survivors' ability to earn money. The study authors looked at women who applied for civil orders of protection against their abusers between 1995 and 1996; they found for nearly all of… » 3/20/15 4:20pm 3/20/15 4:20pm

Salvation Army Uses That Goddamn Dress in an Anti-Domestic Violence Ad

We will never be rid of The Dress; it will dog our steps, invade our dreams and haunt our thinkpieces from now until Judgment Day. Now, the South African branch of the Salvation Army is using the non-existent white and gold version in a PSA against domestic violence. » 3/06/15 10:50am 3/06/15 10:50am

NASCAR Driver Kurt Busch Ordered to Stay 100 Yards From Ex-Girlfriend

NASCAR driver Kurt Busch was ordered by a judge to stay 100 yards away from ex-girlfriend Patricia Driscoll, to undergo a mental health evaluation, and to abstain from buying or possessing firearms or ammunition. » 2/16/15 5:50pm 2/16/15 5:50pm

Radio Host Accused of Domestic Abuse Had Court Papers Served On-Air

Two weeks ago, Russ Rollins, a radio host in Florida, was served with divorce papers by his ex-wife live on air, a situation that inspired lots of muttering about what ice-cold bitches women are. But the attorney for Rollins' estranged wife says he staged the scene as a bit. However, the divorce filing is real; a… » 2/13/15 4:30pm 2/13/15 4:30pm

President Obama Delivers an Intense Grammys PSA on Domestic Abuse

President Barack Obama interrupted the predictably boring Grammy Awards tonight to spread an important message on rape and domestic violence. Amidst the standard awards show proceedings, it made for a jarringly real moment. » 2/08/15 10:20pm 2/08/15 10:20pm

Report Finds Link Between Mass Shootings and Domestic Violence 

Michael Bloomberg's advocacy group, Everytown for Gun Safety, recently completed an analysis that found a strong connection between mass shootings and domestic violence. Everytown's report looked at mass shootings dating between January 2009 and and July 2014. The group used the FBI's definition of a mass shooting:… » 2/08/15 1:00pm 2/08/15 1:00pm

No More, The NFL's Domestic Violence Partner, Is A Sham

The brands have spoken, and they want you to know that domestic violence and sexual assault are bad. In fact, the brands not only think they're bad, but have a theory as to why they persist: the issues of domestic violence and sexual assault don't have a strong enough brand. So, to help get America talking about… » 2/05/15 1:53pm 2/05/15 1:53pm

Floyd Mayweather Denied Visa Because of Domestic Violence

Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr.—seen last year posting his ex's sonograms and accusing her of "killing babies"—has been denied entry into Australia due to his many domestic violence and assault convictions. Couldn't happen to a nicer guy. » 2/04/15 10:50am 2/04/15 10:50am

The Super Bowl Domestic Violence Ad Was a Real Woman Calling for Help

The anti-domestic violence PSA which ran during Sunday's Super Bowl was not only gripping, but pulled from a real 911 call posted on Reddit by a dispatcher eight months ago. » 2/02/15 10:10am 2/02/15 10:10am

NBC Affiliate Follows Super Bowl Domestic Violence PSA with Balls Joke

Today in unfortunate juxtapositions: the NFL's much-hyped Super Bowl domestic violence PSA was followed, in New York City's market, at least, with an incredibly ill-timed ad for insurance that kicked off with a joke about testicles. » 2/01/15 8:27pm 2/01/15 8:27pm

Do The NFL's Anti-Domestic Violence Initiatives Actually Even Exist?

As long ago as it now seems, it was only this past July when Roger Goodell decided to suspend Ray Rice for two games after the Baltimore Ravens running back cold-cocked his future wife in an Atlantic City casino elevator. There was outrage, but not enough to change the NFL commissioner's mind. He needed to see the… » 2/01/15 12:12pm 2/01/15 12:12pm

Slippery Motherfucker George Zimmerman Avoided Another Assault Charge

George Zimmerman, who has been involved in three separate domestic violence incidents since his 2013 acquittal for the murder of Trayvon Martin, has once again easily ducked the long arm of the law. » 1/30/15 12:50pm 1/30/15 12:50pm

U.S. Soccer Star Hope Solo in Trouble Again, Suspended for 30 Days

Hope Solo can't seem to stay of trouble. The U.S. Women's Soccer team goalie has been suspended for 30 days for a recent "incident." » 1/22/15 10:50am 1/22/15 10:50am

Domestic violence charges against Hope Solo have been dropped. The soccer star was initially charged with fourth-degree assault for allegedly attacking her half-sister and nephew. She was set to go to trial next week, but a judge dismissed the charges on Tuesday. » 1/14/15 12:25pm 1/14/15 12:25pm

George Zimmerman Arrested on Assault Charges—Again

George Zimmerman, the former security guard who shot and killed 17-year old Trayvon Martin in 2012, and was later acquitted of the crime in 2013, was arrested—again—late last night on aggravated assault charges. Again. » 1/10/15 11:35am 1/10/15 11:35am

Jodeci's First Release in 18 Years Is an Anti-Domestic Violence Song

Of all the classic R&B groups of the '90s, Jodeci is one of the most influential and beloved: the Southern kings of New Jack Swing who went on to become individual stars in their own right, the sound of the quartet harmonizing was and is 100% silk. And now, 20 years after their last album (the excellent The Show, The… » 12/22/14 3:15pm 12/22/14 3:15pm

Cop Previously Charged With Stalking Shoots and Kills Ex-Girlfriend

A Philadelphia area cop with a history of stalking was arrested for shooting and killing his ex-girlfriend on Monday. » 12/17/14 12:30pm 12/17/14 12:30pm

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

Woman Shot and Killed at Nordstrom was Scared to Get Protective Order

On Nov. 28, shoppers were filing into a Nordstrom store in downtown Chicago on Black Friday, when a man walked up to the third floor, approached an employee and shot her. He then turned the gun on himself. » 12/04/14 11:20pm 12/04/14 11:20pm

Janay Rice: 'I'm Not Going to Sit There in Silence'

Janay Rice has broken her silence surrounding the elevator incident she suffered at the hands of her husband Ray Rice on February 14, 2014. Her story is chilling and at times confusing, as if Janay realizes she was hit by her husband but doesn't think that the person Ray hit was actually her. » 12/01/14 12:20pm 12/01/14 12:20pm