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GoDaddy Founder's Kid Gets Jail in Domestic Assault

Robert Parsons choked, hit girlfriend in July incident

(Newser) - The son of GoDaddy founder Bob Parsons is headed for a stint in jail for a July domestic assault on his girlfriend, reports the Arizona Republic . Robert Sean Parsons, 44, was sentenced Friday to four months in jail and three years' probation for the incident at his Scottsdale home (though... More »

'American Pie' Singer's Wife Describes Alleged Attack

She says the incident went on for 4 hours, 'craziness in his eyes'

(Newser) - TMZ got a look at the legal documents in the Don McLean domestic violence case , and the gossip site says the "American Pie" singer's wife of 30 years, Pat, was indeed the alleged victim. According to TMZ, Pat says McLean assaulted her for four hours Sunday night... More »

Steely Dan Frontman Assaulted Wife: Cops

Donald Fagen charged with assault, harassment

(Newser) - Steely Dan founder Donald Fagen was charged Tuesday with assaulting his wife at their Manhattan home, according to law enforcement officials and court papers. The former lead singer allegedly shoved Libby Titus into a marble window frame, knocking her to the ground Monday afternoon at their Upper East Side apartment.... More »

Cardinals' Dwyer Pleads Not Guilty to Hitting Wife

Running back is among spate of NFLers in trouble

(Newser) - Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer pleaded not guilty to charges that he assaulted his wife during two arguments in July at their Phoenix apartment. Dwyer appeared at an arraignment hearing today in Maricopa County Superior Court. He is charged with felony aggravated assault and eight misdemeanors, including assault. More »

We Shouldn't Have to Choose Between NFL and Fighting Abuse

Yet league is letting domestic violence slide: Chelsea Cristene

(Newser) - No one should have to choose between opposing domestic violence and enjoying the NFL—but the league's conduct is forcing us to confront such decisions, writes Chelsea Cristene at the Good Men Project , via Salon . In the latest disturbing incident, the Baltimore Ravens' Ray Rice has been caught on... More »

NFL's Ray Rice Knocked Fiancee Out Cold: Cops

Both arrested for simple assault after fight at Atlantic City casino

(Newser) - More controversy for the NFL: Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice got into a fight with fiancee Janay Palmer at an Atlantic City casino early Saturday and knocked her out cold, ESPN reports by way of a court summons. A video posted to TMZ yesterday shows Rice dragging an apparently... More »

Hope Solo's Fiance Busted for Domestic Violence

On the day before their wedding

(Newser) - Olympic soccer star Hope Solo and former NFL tight end Jerramy Stevens were supposed to get married yesterday—instead, they were in a Washington state court after Stevens, 33, was arrested on suspicion of assaulting Solo, 31, the day before. Trouble erupted at a party at Solo's Washington home,... More »

Boyfriend Pleads Not Guilty in College Dorm Murder

Clayton Whittemore appears in court in Alexandra Kogut slaying

(Newser) - Clayton Whittemore pleaded not guilty today to killing his girlfriend , 18-year-old Alexandra Kogut, in her college dorm room last month, the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle reports. Whittemore, 21, has been charged with second-degree murder in Kogut's death. He previously told police that he "just snapped" in Kogut's... More »

Man Arrested for Attacking Girlfriend With Wasabi

Well, to be fair, wasabi sauce and pants

(Newser) - Did you know that wasabi sauce slathered on pants counts as a "dangerous weapon"? Or at least, it does if you shove it in your girlfriend's face, which is what 22-year-old John McGuinness allegedly did in the wee hours of Friday. The Cape Cod resident was angry... More »

Topeka Decriminalizes Domestic Violence

City says it can't afford prosecutions

(Newser) - Domestic abuse suspects are walking free in northeast Kansas because different arms of government can't agree on who should pay for their prosecution. Last night, Topeka's city council took the startling step of repealing the local law that makes domestic violence a crime, the New York Times reports.... More »

Calif. Woman 'Bobbitts' Husband

Catherine Becker throws severed penis in garbage disposal

(Newser) - A Southern California woman prepared a drugged dinner for her estranged husband and then tied him to a bed, cut off his penis, and ground it up in the garbage disposal, police say. Catherine Kieu Becker, 48, was arrested after she called 911 and told police what she had done,... More »

Oksana: Mel 'Hit Me, Choked Me'

She recounts alleged abuse at his hands

(Newser) - Oksana Grigorieva recounted to Larry King last night how Mel Gibson "hit me, and choked me in front of my son, and brandished a gun at me." Grigorieva and King listened to one of the infamous taped conversations between Gibson and his babymama, and Grigorieva told King that... More »

Charlie Sheen's Plea Deal Goes Sour

Domestic assault case continued until July 12

(Newser) - Charlie Sheen went to court in Aspen today to plead no contest to a misdemeanor in the domestic assault case involving his wife, Brooke Mueller, but the plea bargain didn't go down. "They need time to re-work the final points of the plea deal," the DA said. Asked... More »

Jenna Jameson's Boyfriend Busted for Domestic Assault

UFC champ Tito Ortiz blames incident on her Oxycontin addiction

(Newser) - Jenna Jameson's boyfriend has been arrested and slapped with a restraining order for allegedly beating up the porn queen. Ultimate Fighting Championship star Tito Ortiz was taken in handcuffs from the home the two share and charged with felony domestic violence, the New York Daily News reports. More »

Paterson Pal Talks to Police in Abuse Scandal

Times tightens screws on governor, editorial suggests he step down

(Newser) - The New York Times tightened the screws on David Paterson today, with yet another report detailing the governor’s alleged role in covering up a domestic abuse incident for a senior aide. An editorial calls it "gross abuse of office" and urges him to resign unless he can clear... More »

Blaming 'Obstacles,' Paterson Drops Out

Days after launching campaign for full term, NY governor leaves race

(Newser) - David Paterson made it official this afternoon, putting an end to his campaign for a full term as New York governor just days after he launched it. The move came in the wake of a domestic violence scandal involving one of his closest advisers, but Paterson said he was "... More »

Charlie Sheen Arraigned on Felony Charge

Actor appears in Colorado court to answer to domestic abuse allegations

(Newser) - Charlie Sheen was arraigned today in Aspen, Colo., on a felony charge of menacing and two misdemeanors after a Christmas Day fight with his wife, Brooke Mueller. The judge also lifted a restraining order that had been in place since Mueller summoned police, saying the actor had threatened her with... More »

Warren Sapp Charged With Domestic Battery

Former NFL great loses Super Bowl announcing gig after arrest

(Newser) - Warren Sapp has made bail but won't be analyzing the Super Bowl for the NFL Network after being arrested and charged with domestic battery in the alleged choking of his girlfriend in a Miami Beach hotel. Sapp, a defensive lineman who starred at the University of Miami before playing 13... More »

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