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Grayson's Wife Drops Domestic Complaint

Congressman's lawyer: 'It was all made up'

(Newser) - Last week, Florida Rep. Alan Grayson's estranged wife sought an injunction against him for domestic violence; now, she's dropping the effort, the Orlando Sentinel reports. She "will no longer pursue a restraining order against him," says a Grayson rep, per Politico . The Democrat "never did... More »

Wife Accuses Rep. Grayson of Domestic Violence

Florida Democrat denies he shoved Lolita Grayson during dispute

(Newser) - Things have gotten pretty ugly in Rep. Alan Grayson 's divorce from his wife of 24 years. Lolita Grayson has been granted a temporary protective order against the Florida Democrat, whom she accuses of shoving her against a door, and causing her to fall to the ground during a... More »

Cops: Mary J. Blige's Dad Stabbed by Ex-Girlfriend

It's the seventh domestic violence incident between the two

(Newser) - If you thought your relationship with your ex was rough, just be glad you're not Mary J. Blige's father. Thomas Blige, 63, was found at his home yesterday with three stab wounds, including one in his neck, following what police believe was an encounter with his former girlfriend.... More »

Hong Kong Arrests Woman Accused of Torturing Maid

Treatment of Erwiana Sulistyaningsih has sparked protests

(Newser) - Hong Kong police today arrested a woman accused of torturing her Indonesian maid, a day after thousands rallied in protest of the maid's treatment. Erwiana Sulistyaningsih, 23, returned to Indonesia last week, reportedly unable to walk thanks to her injuries. She's now being treated at a hospital there,... More »

Man's Sentence: Write 'Boys Do Not Hit Girls' 5K Times

Pacer Anthony Ferguson also gets 6 months in jail ... and 8 years for 2nd crime

(Newser) - It's a tale of two men out of Montana: One an infamous felon, one a rather infamous judge. Pacer Anthony Ferguson showed up twice in Yellowstone County District Court this week. One appearance was about an attempted robbery that took place at knife-point in a Walmart parking lot in... More »

Woman Stabs Fiance Over Wedding Colors

Krysta James charged with criminal domestic violence

(Newser) - Planning a wedding can be stressful. So stressful, in fact, you might feel the need to ... stab your fiance? Police say a South Carolina couple were discussing their upcoming wedding on Christmas Day when an argument broke out over the wedding's color scheme. When the groom-to-be tried to leave... More »

127 Hours Hiker Walks, Gal Charged With Assault

Aron Ralston won't face charge domestic assault charge

(Newser) - America's most famous one-armed hiker skirted an assault charge today but his girlfriend wasn't quite so lucky, the Denver Post reports. Ralston and girlfriend Vita Shannon, both 38, were arrested Saturday night in Denver and each charged with one count of assault and one count of wrongs to... More »

127 Hours Hiker Arrested for Domestic Assault

Aron Ralston was also charged with doing wrong to minors

(Newser) - The hiker who cut off part of his arm in a Utah canyon and inspired the harrowing movie 127 Hours was arrested yesterday by Denver police on domestic violence charges, the Denver Post reports. Aron Ralston, 38, faces one count of wrongs to minors and one count of assault. The... More »

Zimmerman Search Turned Up Lots of Weapons, Ammo

He ditches public defender for private lawyer

(Newser) - Cops found a hefty cache of weapons and ammo at the home George Zimmerman shared with his girlfriend after his arrest on domestic violence charges last week, CNN reports. A search turned up three handguns, a 12-gauge shotgun, an AR-15 rifle, and 106 rounds of ammunition, according to court documents... 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 »

Zimmerman Aimed Shotgun at Me: Girlfriend

Trayvon Martin's killer arrested on domestic violence charges

(Newser) - George Zimmerman is in police custody once again. He was arrested today on domestic violence charges after his girlfriend said he broke a table and pointed a shotgun at her in a dispute, WFTV reports. He then pushed her outside and barricaded the door, police deputies said. But Zimmerman removed... More »

Zimmerman Threatened Me With Hand on Gun: Wife

Estranged wife Shellie called police this afternoon

(Newser) - George Zimmerman's estranged wife called police to a Lake Mary residence this afternoon for a "possible domestic battery," police tell the Orlando Sentinel . The AP reports soon-to-be ex-wife Shellie Zimmerman called police from her father's house, saying that Zimmerman threatened her and her father "with... More »

Mom Killed Boyfriend, Left Him in Freezer: Cops

Police search for kids

(Newser) - Police say a Minnesota mom beat her boyfriend to death with a closet rod and stuck his body in a freezer—"a big trunk freezer, the kind your grandmother had," says a prosecutor. Jetaun Helen Wheeler of Shorewood, a 29-year-old with three kids, has been charged with second-degree... More »

Domestic Violence Victims Can Face Eviction for Dialing 911

The dark side to 'nuisance' ordinances

(Newser) - When Lakisha Briggs' violent boyfriend showed up at her door last year, fresh from a prison stint related to their last fight, calling 911 and kicking him out was not an option, she tells the New York Times . Why? Because Norristown, Pennsylvania, where she lived, has a law that means... More »

Man Accused of Killing Wife, Posting Photo on Facebook

Miami murder allegedly started as domestic dispute

(Newser) - Unreal: A South Miami man reportedly posted a photo of his dead wife on Facebook—just after taking her life, CBS Miami reports. Derek Medina, 31, posted the photo of wife Jennifer Alfonso bent over backward in the kitchen of a townhouse with blood on her arm and face. "... More »

Hubby Dumps Nigella Lawson —Via Tabloid Announcement

Charles Saatchi 'disappointed' she didn't support him

(Newser) - Most guys photographed in a public fight with their wife—in which he was grabbing her neck —might issue an apology or get some counseling. Not Charles Saatchi, who is instead filing for divorce from Nigella Lawson, because he's "disappointed" that she didn't stand up for... More »

50 Cent Charged After Alleged Violent Run-In With Ex

Chandelier, television, and furniture broken in alleged domestic violence incident

(Newser) - Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson might be going to jail after allegedly harming his baby mama and trashing her California condo. Police say they answered a call at the home of Jackson's ex on June 23, and arrived to find the woman injured and the property ransacked, with the... 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 »

What if Kidnapper's Neighbor Had Just Walked Away?

Amy Davidson: Charles Ramsey is a hero

(Newser) - When Charles Ramsey heard a woman screaming and trying to escape a neighbor's home in Cleveland, "I figured it was a domestic violence dispute," he told a news station. It wasn't: It was Amanda Berry, kidnapped 10 years ago, and Ramsey helped her escape . But his... More »

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