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Mess for the Astros After Exec Yells Lines at Female Journos

The Astros come to Brandon Taubman's defense, to much derision

(Newser) - The Houston Astros take on the Washington Nationals in Game One of the World Series Tuesday night, but all eyes are on a different story regarding the team: One published Monday by Sports Illustrated that accuses a team exec of having an "offensive" locker room outburst directed at three... More »

Reality TV Star Gets Tased and Booked

Jersey Shore actor Ronnie Ortiz-Magro seemed fine earlier that day

(Newser) - How fast things change Ronnie Ortiz-Magro. Only hours after chilling in Beverly Hills with on-again girlfriend Jen Harley, the Jersey Shore star was arrested for allegedly chasing her with a knife—while carrying their baby girl, TMZ reports. The scene went down around 2:30am Friday at an Airbnb they'... More »

His Girlfriend Disappeared, and He Rapped About a Burial

Robert Camou charged in killing of Amanda Custer

(Newser) - A man who was allegedly filmed rapping about burying a woman in the hours after his girlfriend went missing is now charged in her killing. Police say Robert Anthony Camou, 27, killed Amanda Kathleen Custer, 31, in late July after taking her against her will from the home they shared... More »

Reality Star Arrested on Domestic Battery Charge

Amber Portwood was arrested Friday in Indianapolis

(Newser) - Teen Mom OG star Amber Portwood was arrested Friday in Indianapolis on a domestic battery charge—apparently after attacking her boyfriend in an argument, TMZ reports. The 29-year-old lives with cinematographer beau Andrew Glennon and their one-year-old son, James, who police say was in Glennon's arms when the parents... More »

Outfielder Gets Suspended for the Season

Odúbel Herrera says he is 'disappointed' in himself

(Newser) - Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Odúbel Herrera accepted a suspension for the rest of the season under Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy, the AP reports. The commissioner's office announced his decision Friday, two days after domestic assault charges against Herrera in Atlantic City, New Jersey, were dismissed. He... More »

Super Bowl MVP Charged With Domestic Violence

Former Redskins quarterback Mark Rypien is accused

(Newser) - Former Super Bowl hero Mark Rypien has been arrested in Washington state on suspicion of domestic violence, per the AP . Police say Rypien faces a charge of fourth-degree assault. The 56-year-old was processed at the Spokane County Jail around 6:30pm Sunday and was awaiting a court appearance Monday. Rypien... More »

Terrified Woman Arrested After Taking Husband's Guns

Courtney Irby tried to turn them in to police

(Newser) - A Florida woman who apparently feared for her life was arrested last weekend after turning in her husband's handguns, WFTV reports. Courtney Irby, 32, took her husband Joseph's weapons to Lakeland police on June 15, telling officers that Joseph had been arrested the day before "for trying... More »

UK Police Have Odd Strategy to Fight Domestic Violence

They bought knives with blunt tips for those in danger of being stabbed

(Newser) - Police in a county in England have bought 100 specially made, blunt-tip knives for the kitchens of residents who have been attacked or threatened with a knife. Nottinghamshire, like much of the country, is looking for ways to combat the increase in knife crime, inside and outside the home, the... More »

Cops: Pol Wanted Sex, She Didn't Take Her Clothes Off Fast Enough

Miss. GOP Rep. Doug McLeod was allegedly drunk when cops responded to domestic violence call

(Newser) - A Mississippi lawmaker is accused of drunkenly punching his wife in the face, and all because cops say he didn't think she undressed for sex quickly enough. The Clarion Ledger reports GOP Rep. Doug McLeod was arrested over the weekend in Lucedale, and a George County Sheriff's Department... More »

Depp's Latest on Heard: She Pooped in My Bed

Actor firing back at ex-wife, saying she was the 'perpetrator' and he was the 'victim'

(Newser) - The ball was in Johnny Depp's court, and he just hurled it. Following a $50 million defamation lawsuit the 55-year-old actor filed earlier this year against ex-wife Amber Heard, the 33-year-old actress offered her rebuke in the form of an April motion outlining what she says was a litany... More »

One Celeb, One Month, 2 Domestic Violence Arrests: Report

Rick Schroder taken into custody again Wednesday: 'TMZ'

(Newser) - Rick Schroder has gone from TV detective to alleged serial assaulter. The actor who formerly appeared on NYPD Blue and Silver Spoons was arrested on a charge of felony domestic violence early Wednesday after police responded to a call at his Los Angeles home, according to a report from TMZ... More »

'Daddy Did It': NFL Player Suspended After Tape Airs

Kansas City Chief Tyreek Hill's fiancee allegedly accuses him of child abuse

(Newser) - A wide receiver for the Kansas City Chiefs has been suspended after a local news station got its hands on a recording that suggests domestic violence involving a young child. The Kansas City Star reports on an 11-minute audio file sent to KCTV5 that appears to contain a conversation between... More »

Amber Heard's New Claim: I Was Abused by 'the Monster'

Actress alleges ex Johnny Depp became 'delusional and violent' when drinking, on drugs

(Newser) - The Johnny Depp–Amber Heard saga churns on. Last month, the former slammed the latter with a $50 million defamation lawsuit , with Depp insisting Heard's claims of domestic violence were a "hoax." Now the 32-year-old actress is outlining those abuse claims, with a motion filed Thursday that... More »

Gas Station Boo-Boo: 'Mama June,' Boyfriend Arrested

Ala. charges against June Shannon, Geno Doak said to include drug possession, drug paraphernalia

(Newser) - The third season of her WE TV show From Not to Hot premiered Friday, but June Shannon (aka "Mama June" from TLC's Here Comes Honey Boo Boo) may not have been much in the mood to watch it, despite putting up a brave front on Twitter . TMZ reports... More »

Prosecutors, Attorney Clash Over Avenatti Abuse Charge

Charge won't be brought, but it's still not over

(Newser) - Los Angeles prosecutors said Friday that they have declined to charge attorney Michael Avenatti with misdemeanor domestic violence but will hold hearings on the allegations, the AP reports. Actress Mareli Miniutti got a restraining order against Avenatti in November after accusing him of dragging her by the arm across a... More »

Iowa Senator: I Was Assaulted by Ex, Raped in College

In the wake of her divorce, startling revelations from Joni Ernst

(Newser) - Disturbing allegations have emerged in the wake of Joni Ernst's divorce, thrusting her straight into the middle of the #MeToo movement. The 48-year-old Iowa senator's divorce from Gail Ernst, 65, was finalized earlier this month, and in their divorce documents, the Republican accuses her spouse of 26 years... More »

Cops: Lawyer Hurled His Wife's Dogs From Balcony

One dog died, another is missing

(Newser) - A Chicago attorney is facing a felony charge of aggravated cruelty to animals after allegedly hurling two small dogs from a second-floor balcony. Police say Jerald Jeske, 51, threw the dogs off the balcony after a Christmas Eve fight with his wife, the Chicago Tribune reports. She told police that... More »

Domestic Violence Advocate Murdered by Ex: Cops

Donna Alexander made headlines with her creation of an anger management facility

(Newser) - Donna Alexander was an advocate for survivors of domestic violence, and she founded the Anger Room , a facility designed to alleviate stress by allowing people to destroy stuff safely. "At 14, she knew what she wanted to do. She was really adamant about domestic abuse and working to do... More »

Cops: Mom Lured Ex Out of Apartment Before Murder

Chelsea Watrous Cook has been charged with killing his new girlfriend

(Newser) - Utah has never executed a woman or had a woman on death row, but that could change after Sunday night's murder in suburban Salt Lake City. Chelsea Watrous Cook, 32, has been charged with aggravated murder in the shooting of Lisa Vilate Williams, 26, and could face the death... More »

Most Dangerous Place for Women: Home

More than half of women killed worldwide in 2017 died at hands of intimate partner, family member

(Newser) - Men make up the lion's share of homicide victims, but it's women who "pay the highest price as a result of gender inequality, discrimination, and negative stereotypes." That's according to a new UN report out of its Office on Drugs and Crime, ABC News reports,... More »

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