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First Signee Quits Domestic Violence Pact

Human rights group calls Turkey's decision 'devastating' to global efforts

(Newser) - A nation already dealing with shocking cases of violence against women was stunned Saturday when Turkey's president withdrew from an international treaty to protect women. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan issued the decree early in the day, and protesters immediately took to the streets of Istanbul, the BBC reports. An...

Jolie Says She Has 'Proof' Pitt Committed Domestic Violence

She and the kids are willing to testify, per court documents

(Newser) - Angelina Jolie says she and her children are ready to offer "proof and authority in support" of her claim that Brad Pitt committed domestic violence. Jolie has agreed to provide her own testimony, as well as the "testimony of minor children," according to leaked court documents filed...

Authorities Investigating Marilyn Manson Abuse Claims
New Worries
for Marilyn
Manson

New Worries for Marilyn Manson

LA County Sheriff's Department is looking into domestic violence allegations against performer

(Newser) - More than a dozen women, including actresses Evan Rachel Wood and Esme Bianco , have accused singer-songwriter Marilyn Manson of mental, physical, and sexual abuse. Now, it appears some of the claims against the 52-year-old performer have attracted the attention of California authorities. "The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department,...

Woman Arrested for Alleged EpiPen Attack

'I'm allergic to drunks'

(Newser) - A Florida woman allegedly attacked her passed-out sister with an EpiPen and told police she did so because she is "allergic to drunks” and was hoping to sober her sister up, WBBH reports. According to a police report , 62-year-old Joanna Zielinksi told officers: "I injected her with the...

Ex-Seahawk Faces Felony Domestic Violence Charge

Team says it has cut its ties with Chad Wheeler

(Newser) - After an arrest for an attack on his girlfriend so brutal that police say he was surprised the victim was still alive, Chad Wheeler is no longer a Seattle Seahawk. The team cut its ties with the offensive tackle Wednesday after he was formally charged with offenses including first-degree domestic...

FKA Twigs: Abusive Shia LaBeouf Gave Me PTSD

Singer says it took months to 'gather enough of myself' to leave him

(Newser) - FKA Twigs says her boyfriend, actor Shia LaBeouf, had just strangled her in public in front of unmoving witnesses when she typed a search into Google. "Free women's abuse helpline USA." Twigs, aka Tahliah Barnett, called the first number that appeared and suddenly went from "a...

Cops: Disney Worker in Fla. Helped Victim of Assault in Pa.

Employee alerted police after woman calling for Disney tickets indicated she was in trouble

(Newser) - A quick-thinking Disney World worker may have helped save a life nearly 1,000 miles away. According to Northern York County Regional Police, the Orlando employee got an alarming phone call close to midnight on Jan. 9, with the Pennsylvania woman on the other end at first making a normal...

Christina Ricci: I Was 'Trapped With Violent Abuser'

Actress, granted restraining order against her husband, says she was afraid he'd kill her

(Newser) - Christina Ricci says she's been "trapped in a house with a violent abuser" since the coronavirus pandemic broke out 10 months ago, though she now has help in the form of a restraining order. The actress was granted a domestic violence restraining order against her husband, James Heerdegen,...

In France, 'the Madman Was Found Dead'

3 police officers who responded to a domestic violence situation Wednesday were killed

(Newser) - A gunman who had beaten and threatened his wife in southern France killed three policemen who came to the woman's aid and then fled, prompting a wide manhunt, authorities said. The suspected assailant was later found dead. The unusual killing of three police officers on duty drew national concern,...

She Scored Win Over Abusive Hubby. Then, Molotov Cocktails

Battered wife Natasha Bourdon's home burns to the ground

(Newser) - A Canadian woman won a divorce battle that meant she'd be allowed to stay in her home while her abusive husband paid the mortgage—and less than 48 hours after that decision, the house burned to the ground. Police in Calgary, Alberta, confirmed the Dec. 3 fire occurred under...

Wife's Affair Ends in Lover's Grisly Murder

Woman says husband forced her to slit lover's wrists, cut off his head

(Newser) - A man found out his wife was having an affair, killed her lover, then forced her to decapitate the body, according to New Hampshire police. The shocking violence began Sept. 19 when 30-year-old Armando Barron learned of the affair while perusing his wife's cellphone, according to an affidavit. Britany...

State Lawmaker Accused of Strangling Woman With Cable

Kentucky's Robert Goforth indicted on strangulation, assault charges

(Newser) - Democratic lawmakers in Kentucky are urging their Republican colleagues to force out a state representative indicted on charges of strangulation and assault. GOP Rep. Robert Goforth, 44, was indicted by a grand jury Friday on one count of first-degree strangulation and one count of assault in the fourth degree, the...

Domestic Violence Decision Brings Protests in Poland

Government intends to withdraw from convention establishing rights and protections

(Newser) - Thousands of people in Warsaw and some other cities in Poland protested Friday against plans by the conservative government to withdraw from Europe’s Istanbul Convention against domestic violence and violence against women and children. Carrying signs of the "Women’s Strike" rights movement, they chanted "Fight against...

Johnny Depp's Libel Trial Begins
Johnny Depp's
Drama Goes on Trial

Johnny Depp's Drama Goes on Trial

Actor suing British tabloid for libel over domestic violence claims

(Newser) - The Sun newspaper will rely on 14 separate allegations of domestic violence against Johnny Depp in defense of libel claims , beginning Tuesday. Depp is suing News Group Newspapers and Sun executive editor Dan Wootton over an April 2018 article that painted the actor as a "wife beater." The...

Investigators Refuse to Drop Charge Against Abused Sisters

Prosecutors say they killed father in self-defense

(Newser) - Russian prosecutors decided earlier this year that murder charges against three sisters who killed their father after years of abuse should be dropped. The country's investigative committee has rejected the recommendation. Authorities say Maria, Angelina, and Krestina Khachaturyan confessed to killing their father with a knife and a hammer...

Milwaukee 911 Caller: 'I Just Massacred My Whole Family'

Christopher Stokes charged with 5 murders

(Newser) - A Milwaukee man shot and killed five of his family members, including four teenagers, before calling police and saying "I just massacred my whole family," according to a criminal complaint filed Thursday. The Milwaukee County District Attorney's office charged Christoper Stokes, 43, with five counts of first-degree...

Cops: Stepdad Killed Teen After Fight About Quarantine

16-year-old left home against parents' wishes

(Newser) - An argument over Georgia's shelter-in-place order led to a fight that left a 16-year-old dead and his stepfather in the Fulton County Jail. A police spokesman says the dispute began Wednesday when 16-year-old De'onte Roberts argued with his mother and stepfather and left their Atlanta home against their...

A Mom's Anguished Cry: 'My Twin Daughters Are Dead'

Joann Hoyt's ex-boyfriend accused of fatally shooting her 15-year-old girls in their Calif. home

(Newser) - Teen twins gunned down this week are being mourned in their California community, and their mother's ex-boyfriend has been arrested and charged in their deaths. Caira and Leah Christopher—15-year-old sophomores at Helix Charter High School in La Mesa, described by a relative as "always smiling and always...

Dad's Killing Fuels Vicious Culture War
Dad's Killing Fuels
Vicious Culture War
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Dad's Killing Fuels Vicious Culture War

Mikhail Khachaturyan's murder is a hot topic in Russia

(Newser) - Bloody and hobbled, Mikhail Khachaturyan stumbled onto the landing of his Moscow apartment—where one of his teenage daughters stabbed him fatally in the heart. At least that's how prosecutors describe the final moments of a man whose murder has refocused attention on domestic violence and sparked a culture-war...

As Abuse Calls Spike, So Does a Code Word
Virus Lockdown Has
an Awful Side Effect
the rundown

Virus Lockdown Has an Awful Side Effect

Domestic violence is on the rise worldwide

(Newser) - The leader of the UN has made a worldwide appeal related to the coronavirus outbreak, but it has nothing to do with equipment shortages or best practices while out in public. Instead, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is worried about "a horrifying global surge in domestic violence," reports the AP...

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