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Outrage Brews Over Domestic Abuse Makeup Tips

'Do not cover domestic violence with makeup, condemn the aggressor!': petition

(Newser) - Human Rights Watch says Morocco has had a "tepid response" to domestic violence over the years, and the country's latest attempt at dealing with the issue is unlikely to score any new points. A state TV tutorial on Channel 2M's Sabahiyat show last week featured a... More »

Why Ill. Hairdressers May Stare More Closely at Scalps

New law requires training so hairdressers can recognize signs of domestic abuse

(Newser) - The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence estimates that an incident in which one partner abuses another occurs once every 20 minutes in the US, which translates to more than 10 million incidents a year—and Illinois is hoping its hairdressers can now help those in peril, Yahoo Beauty reports. A... More »

Judge's Denial of Warrant Has 'Most Tragic Result Possible'

Police believe estranged husband killed wife, then himself

(Newser) - Anthony Russell allegedly violated a no-contact order and was due to appear in court in Indiana on a felony charge of stalking his estranged wife, Laura. Laura, 44, had reported to police multiple instances of finding Anthony, 51, waiting for her and following her, CBS reports. Prosecutors requested that a... More »

Judge Who Chastised Abuse Victim Gets Own Punishment

Jerri Collins will get a public reprimand and has to attend a domestic violence course

(Newser) - A Florida judge who publicly dressed down an abused woman in 2015 and sent her to jail for three days for not showing up to face her abuser in court is now facing her own repercussions. Seminole County Judge Jerri Collins, who reached a plea agreement in March to receive... More »

Cops: Woman Endures Days of Horrific Abuse From Husband

He allegedly blinded her, stabbed her, drugged her, tried to pull her teeth out

(Newser) - Police say a new mother in Atlanta suffered horrific abuse at the hands of her husband for two days before being rescued by her mother. “He was jabbing at her eyes, jabbing at her eyes so she couldn't see the baby," Fawn Ortega tells WSB-TV . "[He]... More »

Man Charged With Murder for Partner's Suicide

Long Vang allegedly abused Jessica Haban for a decade

(Newser) - In a potentially unprecedented move for the state, a Minnesota man is being charged with murder for allegedly driving his partner to suicide. According to the Olmsted County Attorney , Long Vang and Jessica Haban were together for 10 years. During that time, Haban was subject to increasing levels of domestic... More »

Judge Who Jailed Abuse Victim to Be Punished

Jerri Collins agrees to public reprimand

(Newser) - A central Florida judge who jailed a domestic violence victim for not showing up to testify against her alleged abuser last summer has agreed she acted in poor judgment and will accept punishment. Seminole County Judge Jerri Collins and the Florida Judicial Qualifications Commission reached a plea agreement of a... More »

Woman Jailed for Killing Abusive Husband Wins Rare Pardon

French president shortens sentence of woman who killed violent spouse

(Newser) - Thanks to French President Francois Hollande, Jacqueline Sauvage will be leaving a French prison in April after serving three and a half years of a 10-year sentence for killing her husband, the Guardian reports. Sauvage—who said Norbert Marot, her husband of 47 years, was an alcoholic who raped and... More »

Lorena Bobbitt Opens Up About That Severed Penis

She says ex-hubby John Bobbitt tried to contact her after trial

(Newser) - Her case is so well known that it spawned the term "Bobbitted" to refer to a male who's had his penis mangled by a lover. Now Lorena Bobbitt is speaking out about the time in 1993 she cut off her husband's penis while he slept and what... More »

Judge Shows No Pity, Sends Abused Woman to Jail

Video of what occurred in a Seminole County courtroom has gone viral

(Newser) - A Florida woman reported being choked by the father of her son while she held the 1-year-old on April 2. The man served 16 days for simple battery—but she ended up in jail herself for three days. A now-viral video has surfaced well after it was shot in a... More »

Battered Woman to Stay in Jail Until 2030 for BF's Abuse

Tondalo Hall denied clemency in Oklahoma for not protecting kids from partner

(Newser) - Tondalo Hall wasn't accused of abusing her two young children but was handed a 30-year sentence for failing to protect them from her abusive boyfriend. Her partner, meanwhile, nabbed a plea deal and served just two years for breaking the ribs and femur of their 3-month-old infant; he was... More »

Rape Crisis Grips Alaska's Small Towns

Young people take lead in addressing deep-seated issue

(Newser) - Rape occurs in Alaska at a rate almost three times the national average, and 59% of the state's women have experienced sexual assault or domestic violence, according to figures that researchers call conservative. The state is, in short, the country's "rape capital," but some—among them... More »

Panthers Abruptly Bench Star in Domestic Violence Case

Greg Hardy deactivated this morning, was convicted in July

(Newser) - Greg Hardy is the Carolina Panthers' franchise player, a Pro Bowl defensive end who will make $13.1 million this season. He will also sit out today's home opener after the Panthers abruptly reversed course and deactivated him this morning, reports ESPN . The reason? Hardy was convicted in July... More »

Teen Who Sued Parents Files Restraining Order

Rachel Canning accuses Lucas Kitzmiller of choking her during fight

(Newser) - Remember Rachel Canning ? Yup, the teen who sued her parents for college tuition is back in the news, this time for handing her beau a temporary restraining order. Canning accuses 18-year-old Lucas Kitzmiller—the guy her parents wanted out of the picture in the first place—of choking her... More »

Zimmerman: She 'Went Crazy on Me'

Girlfriend: 'You put your gun in my freaking face!'

(Newser) - George Zimmerman is back in jail and Florida authorities have released 911 calls giving conflicting versions of the events leading up to his arrest on domestic violence charges yesterday. In girlfriend Samantha Scheibe's call, she can be heard shouting "You put your gun in my freaking face and... More »

To Draw in Abused Women, Shelters Embrace Their Pets

Few institutions allow them, but New York is taking the lead

(Newser) - Taking refuge can be difficult when it means leaving a beloved animal behind—and women's shelters are starting to take notice. Between 18% and 48% of battered women said they put off leaving abusive partners because they had to abandon pets, a 2007 survey found; another study noted that... More »

Cops: Husband Brutally Beat Wife in Conn. Mansion

Diane DeMaio in coma after baseball bat attack

(Newser) - When police arrived at the DeMaio family's $7.3 million mansion in Greenwich, Connecticut, Tuesday night, they found Diane DeMaio lying unmoving in a bedroom-size closet, blood pooling around her, head resting on ice packs. "That monster hit her and she's dying," the 54-year-old's mother... More »

1 in 3 Women Victim of Domestic Abuse

Studies look at problem worldwide

(Newser) - The most comprehensive review to date of violence against women worldwide finds that domestic abuse is "shockingly" common, in the words of one of the researchers. Specifically, about one-third of women have been physically or sexually abused by a partner, concludes the WHO analysis. Some of the findings, from... More »

Teacher Fired Because Her Ex-Husband Is Abusive

Carie Charlesworth seen as a liability

(Newser) - It's bad enough that Carie Charlesworth is dealing with an abusive ex-husband—but now she's also out of a job due to the situation. After a "very bad weekend" involving her ex in January, Charlesworth warned the principal at San Diego's Holy Trinity School to watch... More »

Photos Capture the Chilling Reality of Domestic Abuse

Photojournalist Sara Naomi Lewkowicz's project takes a turn

(Newser) - Photojournalist/grad student Sara Naomi Lewkowicz set her sights on a pretty sobering subject last fall: the experience of being an ex-convict in American society. She was following the experience of Shane, a 31-year-old who had "spent much of his life incarcerated," and his girlfriend of one month, 19-year-old... More »

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