Tag Archives: domestic violence

TMZ: Michael Avenatti Arrested For Domestic Violence

TMZ reports: Michael Avenatti, who became famous for representing Stormy Daniels in her battle with President Trump, has been arrested for felony domestic violence, law enforcement sources tell TMZ. Our law enforcement sources say Avenatti was arrested Wednesday after his estranged wife filed a felony DV report. We’re told her face was “swollen and bruised.” Our sources say the alleged …

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Wife Of White Supremacist Leader Richard Spencer Claims Physical And Emotional Abuse In Divorce Filing

Buzzfeed News reports: The wife of Richard Spencer, the white nationalist leader, has accused him of being “physically, emotionally, verbally and financially abusive” throughout their marriage, according to divorce filings in Flathead County District Court in Montana. Nina Koupriianova, who married Spencer in August 2010 and has two young children with him, alleges that Spencer physically abused her, including instances …

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ALASKA: Track Palin To Spend One Year In Custody

The Associated Press reports: The oldest son of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin will spend a year in custody after a judge ruled Wednesday that allegations of hitting a woman on the head disqualified him from a therapeutic program for veterans stemming from a separate assault case. Track Palin, 29, has been accused of three attacks on people close to …

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DOJ Ends Asylum For Victims Of Domestic Violence

Axios reports: Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Monday afternoon that domestic violence and gang violence will no longer serve as sufficient reasons to automatically grant an immigrant asylum. Why it matters: The decision comes as the U.S. faces a significant uptick in asylum claims, and the Trump administration continues to do all it can to cut back on border crossings …

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ALASKA: Track Palin Granted House Arrest, Banned From Drinking, Having Guns, Going Near Parents’ Home

The Anchorage Daily News reports: A bearded, tattooed and silent Track Palin sat in a Palmer courtroom today as a judge signed off on house arrest for charges from Palin’s assault on his father Saturday. Palin, 28, was arrested by Wasilla police Saturday after his mother, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, called them for help. He is charged with felony …

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ALASKA: Track Palin Remains Jailed As Court Issues Domestic Violence Protective Order For His Ex-Wife

The Anchorage Daily News reports: Track Palin, the son of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, opted not to finish a therapeutic court program for military veterans to address a 2016 domestic-violence arrest. Wasilla police arrested Palin, 28, on Saturday for beating his father, Todd Palin, at his parents’ home near the Parks Highway. It was Sarah Palin who called police. …

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RUSSIA: Bill To Decriminalize Domestic Violence Advances, Author Spearheaded “Gay Propaganda” Ban

The Moscow Times reports: A bill decriminalizing domestic violence has passed its first reading in Russia’s State Duma. Some 368 lawmakers voted in favor of the law, with just one deputy voting against the plans. One other deputy abstained from the vote. The bill would remove the charge of “battery within families” from Russia’s Criminal Code, downgrading it to an …

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ALASKA: Ex-Girlfriend Of Sarah Palin’s Son Files For Sole Child Custody, Claims Baby Isn’t Safe Around Him

Law Newz reports: Track Palin, the son of former GOP VP candidate Sarah Palin, is at the center of another custody battle over his three-month-old son, according to tabloid reports. Palin’s ex-girlfriend, Jordan Loewe, filed a new petition in an Anchorage, AK courtroom last week asking for full custody of the couple’s three-month-old son, according to court filings obtained Radar …

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Track Palin In Custody On Domestic Violence Charges, This Could Explain Sarah Missing GOP Convention

Little Green Footballs blogger Charles Johnson tonight directed his Twitter followers to the website of Alaska’s judicial system, which shows that Track Palin has been “remanded into custody” on the three charges that resulted from his drunken attack on his girlfriend in January. Those three charges are Class A misdemeanors and at this writing there’s no news account on why …

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Wanda Sykes On Gay Domestic Violence

Via Indie Wire: A regular feature on the HBO series “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel,” Wanda Sykes stepped behind the “special commentary” pulpit to deliver a tongue-in-cheek, biting critique of violence within the LGBTQ community – specifically, where professional athletes are concerned – as only the comedian can. It’s what she refers to as “the gay perspective on sports headlines.”

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WNBA Suspends Newly-Married Players In Wake Of Their Domestic Violence Arrest

Via the Associated Press: WNBA stars Brittney Griner and Glory Johnson were suspended seven games each Friday for their domestic violence arrest last month — the league’s longest ban in its 19-year history. WNBA President Laurel Richie said the league “takes all acts of violence extremely seriously” in handing down a suspension that represents more than one-fifth of the 34-game …

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NFL Tackles Domestic Violence

Via Slate: An anti-domestic violence PSA will air during the Super Bowl this Sunday, courtesy of the No More campaign and the National Football League, which donated its internal ad agency to create the spot and, according to the Wall Street Journal, half a minute of air time on NBC, “where ad time costs roughly $4.5 million for 30 seconds.” …

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NFL Domestic Violence Presser Disrupted

Via Mediaite: The Roger Goodell NFL press conference was humming along without incident when all of a sudden a man started shouting as security removed him from the room. “Don’t take me to an elevator!” the man yelled, in an obvious reference to Ray Rice. Reporters on the scene and watching from elsewhere are confirming that the man hauled out …

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FLORIDA: George Zimmerman Arrested

Scant details so far. Via the Orlando Sentinel: George Zimmerman has been arrested and was en route to the Seminole County Jail, according to Sheriff Don Eslinger. It’s not clear what happened or what crime he’s accused of committing, but just before 1:30 p.m., Eslinger confirmed that Zimmerman had been arrested today and was being driven to the county jail …

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President Obama Signs VAWA

Today President Obama signed the Violence Against Women Act, which includes lesbian, bisexual, and transgender women among its protections. Another group now protected under the bill is Native American women, who previously had no legal recourse when assaulted on tribal lands by men who are not Native American. Obama: “When I sign this bill, that ENDS.” In the below clip …

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House Passes Inclusive VAWA

The House has approved the LGBT-inclusive Violence Against Women Act over the vehement objections of anti-gay hate groups. The Violence Against Women Act was first passed in 1994, but it expired in 2011 and was not renewed last year. The act provides federal assistance to health care providers and law enforcement agencies that prosecute domestic violence.  When the bill passed …

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Perkins Laments VAWA Passage

“Despite the best efforts of our friends on the Hill, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) glided through the Senate yesterday on a 78-22 vote. The Left succeeded in making the GOP pawns in its political game–forcing many to vote for a bill, not because it accomplishes anything–but because of its name. In reality, the legislation is more pro-spending than …

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No Jail For NY Sen. Hiram Monserratte

Local NYC news just announced that Sen. Hiram Monserrate (D-Queens) will only get three years probation for the “accidental” slashing of his girlfriend’s face, an attack that resulted in 40 “accidental” stitches. He also has to perform community service and attend anger management classes. Last month Monseratte narrowly escaped felony charges for the assault after his girlfriend recanted her emergency …

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SC Lawmakers: Gay On Gay Violence Is OK

A bill before the South Carolina legislature would authorize public schools to include information about teen dating violence in student handbooks. But one lawmaker wants to be sure that gay-on-gay violence isn’t mentioned. The bill hit an unexpected roadblock Wednesday when Rep. Greg Delleney, R-Chester, introduced an amendment requiring the material to address only heterosexual relationships. “I don’t want the …

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