The Trouble With Floyd Mayweather

Last week, Floyd Mayweather announced that he will fight a rematch with Marcos Maidana on Sept. 13. Their first fight, two months ago, was Mayweather’s closest challenge in years, with many in the boxing media believing that Maidana had earned the decision. And while that bout may have failed to meet expectations at… » 5/02/15 2:37pm 5/02/15 2:37pm

This Is How Las Vegas Protects Floyd Mayweather 

No pictures. That’s what the biggest name in boxing, poised for one of the signature fights of his career, says over and over again when asked about the overwhelming evidence that he has a history of abusing women. Ignore the police reports, the court records, and his own plea deals, he says into the camera lens, … » 5/01/15 9:55am 5/01/15 9:55am

Cop Resigns After Brushed-Off Domestic Violence Call Ends In Murder

“Ma’am, just go inside and go to bed please,” the Daytona police officer, Brian Biddix*, told 38-year-old Milena Chiri, after questioning Chiri and her husband, Johan Chiri, about a domestic violence call. Johan was accusing his wife of having an affair. And even though this was the fourteenth time the police had been… » 4/30/15 4:10pm 4/30/15 4:10pm

Study: Women in Abusive Relationships Choose 'Secret' Birth Control 

A new study has found that women in abusive relationships are less likely to use birth control. When they do use contraception, abused women choose more discreet methods — IUDs, injections, or even sterilization — that they don’t have to disclose, and that their partners are unable to refuse, deny to them or sabotage. » 4/02/15 2:15pm 4/02/15 2:15pm

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

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

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 2:55pm 2/05/15 2:55pm

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 4:01pm 2/01/15 4:01pm