Every year, 1.3 million women are victims of domestic violence and one of them is my sister. While cases are severely underreported because of the fear and denial common in abusive relationships, the US Department of Justice estimates that 25 percent of women in the US are or will be a victim of domestic violence. Read one sister's story and find out what to do when someone you love is in a violent relationship.
The story that has dominated the last month of this past decade is, of course, Tiger Woods. The most important athlete of the 21st century is the focal point of a story that started with a wrecked Escalade, segued into a potential female-on-male instance of domestic violence and culminated with the revelation that Tiger has been poppin' gals on the side like it's nobody's business. But is this really a big story?
Shutting out police for the third time today, and now canceling his appearance in the Chevron World Challenge golf tournament for later this week, speculation surrounding the early Friday morning accident, and the events that preceded it, is growing more rampant and wild.
This week Rihanna spoke at length for the first time about the abuse she suffered at the hands of ex-boyfriend Chris Brown. Here, five other celebrities who were victims of domestic abuse, and how they overcame the violence and made themselves healthy and successful.
A recent Israeli study concluded that domestic violence between couples typically occurs as a calculated decision from the inflicting partner. The aggressor typically knows what sort of consequences he or she will face and weighs it before acting out. "Someone who uses verbal violence might well move on over time to threatening physical attack, and from there it is only downhill towards acting on the threat," one of the researchers says. In other frank words, get out of the cycle now!
We know a handful of very important things. 1) It would be really great if everyone were nice to each other. And 2) you can't choke all of your problems away. Per the New York Post, Paris Hilton and her dude, Doug Reinhardt, involved themselves in a bit of fisticuffs after a Halloween party over the weekend. It should be noted that it was Seal and Heidi Klum's party, so it was likely quite awesome. Read: Man's Fascination With Paris Hilton Explained
A former participant on ABC's Wife Swap is out on bail after an arrest for stabbing her husband. New Jersey resident Jamie Czerniawski cut husband Charles Czerniawski with a kitchen knife after an argument. The former Miss Teen New Jersey claims that she used the weapon in self-defense as her husband attacked her over some flirty text messages were seen on her phone.
A new theory suggests that Ryan Jenkins lost it when he came across photos taken four nights before Jasmine Fiore's murder. In the photos, Fiore is seen without her wedding ring, celebrating the release of her ex-boyfriend Michael Cardosi from prison. Could those photos have been the final straw for Jenkins?