There were violent deaths, sex abuse, and other tragic outcomes at some of the foster homes overseen by the nation’s largest for-profit foster care company, National Mentor Holdings. This post is based on a BuzzFeed News investigation by Aram Roston and Jeremy Singer-Vine.
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People ask permission all the time… Except when it comes to hooking up.
The screenshots uploaded detail the abuse and harassment women face daily. BuzzFeed News spoke to the creator of the account.
Using the sharing app Whisper, alleged victims of domestic abuse from across the UK are sharing their experiences of being in, and leaving, abusive relationships.
The NFL Commissioner addresses the recent high-profile abuse cases involving Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson and other players.
In response to the video showing NFL player Ray Rice knocking his then-fiancée unconscious, women and men shared their own powerful stories on Twitter. BuzzFeed News spoke to the woman who began the hashtag.
Zelda has returned with a message to the people who trolled her.
Jessica Valenti received a stream of insults for more than 24 hours (some NSFW language).
Mikhail Saakashvili called the charges against him a “farce,” according to reports.
The anonymous British plaintiff, known as John Doe 117, had alleged that Singer and Broadway producer Gary Goddard abused him in London in 2006. He dismissed the case against Singer, but the suit against Goddard remains active.
Others are tweeting that she made the claim “for publicity.”
Montana Judge G. Todd Baugh said a 14-year-old girl was “as much in control of the situation” as the teacher who raped her. The comments have now earned Baugh a public rebuke and a month without pay.
Isidro Garcia told the woman her family gave up looking for her and would be deported if she contacted them. She finally escaped after reaching out on Facebook.
A new Human Rights Watch video features rare interviews with former political prisoners who survived years of systematic abuse, torture, and starvation in the country’s notorious prisoner camps. A UN report detailing the regime’s atrocities also included a letter to Kim Jong-un saying he could face trial for “crimes against humanity.”
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But their top reason for hitting was, “They hit me first.”
“We always worry that they’ll feel like, I’m going to be out on the street with my kids, so I’m just going to have to go back to him,” says the director of a service agency.
Rep. Joe Heck strongly denies the charge and tells BuzzFeed that “anyone perpetuating a story like this … demeans the pain that so many victims of domestic violence experience and the courage it takes to confront it.”
Photos of Patricia Krentcil before she became synonymous with bad parenting and jerky.
Not even kidding. This is the almost too-ghoulish-to-be-true story of Luka Rocco Magnotta, currently wanted by Interpol for murdering, eating and dismembering a man — all on video — then mailing the body parts to Canadian politicians. WARNING: Graphic details.
This single dad sent his 10-year-old son to school wearing a wire after complaints of bad behavior. What he recorded was disturbing.
Domestic violence can start as early as middle school, new research shows .
Wait, what? On “The View” today, Sherri Shepherd expressed concern for the various girls who tweeted on Grammy night that they’d accept abuse from Chris Brown. So far, so good! Which is why it’s too bad Shepherd then defended Brown (again), even suggesting he could serve as a role model for victims of domestic abuse.
Today in jokes about abuse: The editors of Times Of India, the world’s most circulated English language newspaper, apparently decided that this sparkling piece of wit about Chris Brown was a perfect fit for their funny pages.
A Wisconsin man arrested for allegedly punching his wife claims a poltergeist was responsible for the attack. Unfortunately even paranormal experts are calling foul.