It seems like we have been inundated with horrible stories as of late of celebrity men putting their hands on women. We saw Vado attack Tahiry on Marriage Boot Camp and we heard the allegations of Tory Lanez shooting Megan Thee Stallion. We’ve all seen the impacts of these attacks and it’s all a reflection of society.
According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence:
“On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men.
1 in 4 women and 1 in 9 men experience severe intimate partner physical violence, intimate partner contact sexual violence, and/or intimate partner stalking with impacts such as injury, fearfulness, post-traumatic stress disorder, use of victim services, contraction of sexually transmitted diseases, etc.”
Celebrities are no different from the general public but unfortunately for them, their lives, hardships and struggles are often publicized and broadcasted for the world to see. However, one question that we should truly observe is that when it comes to our beloved male stars who are accused of obscene criminal actions, at what point do we begin to hold them accountable for their behavior outside of the music and fame? There have been so many instances where male celebrities have been easily absolved of their abusive antics. What do we need to do for this to change?
Hit the flip for more on the history of celebrities who have been accused of being involved in domestic disputes.
Ike Turner – There was a whole movie about how he continuously assaulted Tina Turner in one of the most violent relationships in celebrity history. Ike is an avatar for abusive relationships.
Chris Brown – We all know the story of him assaulting Rihanna on the way to the Grammys in 2009. It was disgusting and inexcusable. Some have chosen to forgive Chris and others have never gotten over it.
Mike Tyson – He ex-wife Robyn Givens said that Mike would be extremely violent and intimidating with her when they were married. She even did an interview about it with him present.
Vado – On the most recent episode of Marriage Boot Camp, he launched at Tahiry, grabbing her in one of the more violent moments between couples in reality TV.
Tommy Lee – He faced domestic abuse allegations and court while married to superstar Pamela Anderson back in 1998.
Dennis Rodman – He and Carmen Electra were arrested in Las Vegas in 1999 after what was described as a “fight” in which they accused each other of violence.
Bobby Brown – He was charged with battery after allegedly hitting Whitney Houston in 2003. Brown turned himself in after an incident that left Whitney with facial injuries.
Tory Lanez – Details are sketchy but it appears as if he SHOT Megan Thee Stallion in both her feet during some sort of altercation a couple of weeks ago.
Chad OchoCinco – He head butted Evelyn Lozado and faced domestic violence issues. He claimed it was a one-time thing and she said it was more ongoing.