Previously published in Examiner
Part 8 of the female abuse series
Some of the well-known women who have been victims of abuse:
Tina Turner – “Fearful of Tina’s growing independence after years of what she described as imprisoned torture at his hands, Ike-high on cocaine and prescription pills-abused Tina in order to keep her within his control.”
Robin Givens – Robin was briefly married to Heavy Weight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson, “He shakes, he pushes, he swings,” Givens stated in an interview with Barbara Walters. “He, sometimes I think he’s trying to scare me. And just recently I’ve become afraid. I mean, very, very much afraid.” He also raped her.
Rihanna – It has been all over the news how Rihanna was abused by her 19 year old celebrity boyfriend Chris brown who punched and choked her. She pressed charges and he was released on bail.
Halle Berry – Halle took years of abuse from her father.
Christina Aguilera – She revealed to USA Weekend magazine that her father abused her. “”We lived on Army bases when I was little, and it (domestic violence) was happening a lot. The MPs (military police) would come, but a lot of them were doing the same things (to their wives and kids). I was surrounded with domestic violence, not only in my home but my friends’.”
Jessica Simpson – America’s Elle magazine interviewed Simpson and asked if she had ever been physically abused, she answered, “I don’t want to talk about it, but I have definitely experienced abuse in a way that I would tell people to take their heart and run.”
Mindy McCready – Mindy was burglarized and savagely attacked by her on and off boyfriend, Billy Knight, who broke into her house and when he finished beating her, left her for dead. He was arrested and charged with burglary and attempted murder.
The next part of the series will deal with a real life story of an abused Montreal woman. They conclusion of this series will provide shelters for battered women.