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


Inside The Closed-Door NFL Hearing That Reinstated Greg Hardy


On March 4, the NFL conducted a reinstatement hearing for Greg Hardy, who had spent most of the previous season on the Commissioner’s Exempt List after he was accused of assaulting his ex-girlfriend, Nicole Holder. Deadspin has obtained the transcript of that confidential hearing, which you’ll find at the bottom of… »11/11/15 5:00pm11/11/15 5:00pm

This Is Why NFL Star Greg Hardy Was Arrested For Assaulting His Ex-Girlfriend

Barefoot and frightened, Nicole Holder walked as fast as she could through the darkness, and the moment she saw the cops she ran. She headed west on Fifth Street toward North Church, away from the Charlotte., N.C., apartment of Greg Hardy, a star defensive end then with the NFL’s Carolina Panthers. Minutes earlier he… »11/06/15 1:01pm11/06/15 1:01pm

Purple Goes With Your Pink Ribbon: Domestic Violence Is a Women's Health Issue

October is breast cancer awareness month. As we sign up for 5Ks, save yogurt lids, and take in the sights of familiar buildings awash in pink backlighting, women’s health is at the forefront of everyone’s minds. And in a coincidence of scheduling, October is also domestic violence awareness month. The color of the… »10/21/15 4:50pm10/21/15 4:50pm

How The Black Dot Campaign Grew Into A Dangerous Viral Hoax

The problem with the internet is that it’s very easy to get publicity for a good idea (or a bad one) regardless of it actually existing. Such is the case of the Black Dot Campaign—an effort to identify domestic violence victims in need of help by having them draw small black dots on the center of their palms. While… »10/15/15 12:10pm10/15/15 12:10pm

Parole Board Grants Oscar Pistorius' Request for House Arrest 

Two months after a judge put a hold on his release from prison, a parole board has granted Oscar Pistorius’ request for house arrest. He served 12 months of a five-year sentence shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. He’ll spend the remainder of his sentence on what’s termed “correctional supervision.” »10/15/15 10:50am10/15/15 10:50am

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

Katie Nolan Unloads on NFL and Sports Media for Not Taking Domestic Abuse Seriously

In April, the NFL suspended Dallas Cowboy Greg Hardy after the league’s months-long investigation found that there was evidence that he’d physically abused his then-girlfriend, Nicole Holder. Hardy allegedly threatened to kill her, choked her, and threw her onto a couch covered in assault rifles. »10/08/15 11:30am10/08/15 11:30am

Selfie-Loving Sorority Girls Ask for Donations to Domestic Violence Charity 

This week the members of Arizona State’s Alpha Chi Omega sorority divided the internet. The young women dared to take selfies at an Arizona Diamondbacks game instead of focusing their full attention on baseball. Those selfies proved highly controversial for some dumb reason. The least amused was, no doubt, the… »10/03/15 12:00pm10/03/15 12:00pm

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

New York City to Finally Provide More Emergency Shelter for Domestic Violence Victims 

For the first time since 2009, New York City is planning to add more beds in emergency and transitional shelters for victims of domestic violence. Domestic violence is believed to be one of the driving forces behind the city’s skyrocketing homelessness problem, along with mental illness and unemployment. »9/21/15 11:50am9/21/15 11:50am

South Carolina Tops Nation For Deadly Violence Against Women 

According to an annual report released by the Violence Policy Center, South Carolina has ranked the worst for deadly violence against women. The report found that had a rate of 2.32 women killed per 100,000 people in 2013. That’s more than twice the national average. Alaska, New Mexico, Louisiana, and Nevada rounded… »9/16/15 12:15pm9/16/15 12:15pm

Man Accused of Killing Ex, Her Husband, 6 Kids: She Wasn't a Good Parent

David Ray Conley, who Houston police say has confessed to murdering his ex-girlfriend, her husband, and six children (including his own son), has tried out a novel defense—telling a local radio station that his ex was raising his children to be “monsters” and “disrespectful.” Conley also insisted he loved his own son… »8/12/15 12:30pm8/12/15 12:30pm

Sheriff: Domestic Violence Victim Could've Prevented Her Own Murder if She'd Just Had a Gun

Louisiana woman Monica Butler Johnson, 45, was beaten to death on Sunday night, hours after hosting a graduation party for her teenage son. Her ex-husband, David Johnson, has been charged with the crime, which police say comes after months of escalating abuse. The sheriff of Ascension Parish, where Johnson lived,… »8/11/15 4:55pm8/11/15 4:55pm