BHN Radio - Jones: Reports of domestic violence in celebrity marriages are often ignored say victims
By Black Headline News
In this BHN Radio episode 1, BHN news anchor Brigitte Jones recaps on the latest news of celebrities and celebrity spouses silenced when reporting domestic violence; Jones briefly recaps on Wendy Gaye's recent case with celebrity husband, Marvin Gaye, III. She also reflected on Tina Turner's past domestic abuse incidents and a few others women married to celebrities.
Sometimes it's hard to picture that celebrities, like the late successful singer, Tina Turner, have been victims of terrible domestic violence in their lives; it is evident that money doe not make these type of issues go away.
According to Attorney At Law magazine, Each year, more than 10 million people are physically abused by their intimate partner. Women are more at risk than men. In fact, approximately 25% of all women in the United States are physically abused, sexually abused and/or stalked by their intimate partners.
Domestic violence is defined as a pattern of behavior in any relationship that is used to gain or maintain power and control over an intimate partner, according to the UN. Abuse is physical, sexual, emotional, economic or psychological actions or threats of actions that influence another person. This includes any behaviors that frighten, intimidate, terrorize, manipulate, hurt, humiliate, blame, injure, or wound someone. Domestic abuse can happen to anyone of any race, age, sexual orientation, religion, or gender. It can occur within a range of relationships including couples who are married, living together or dating. Domestic violence affects people of all socioeconomic backgrounds and education levels.