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Domestic Assault Case Against Michelle Branch Dismissed

Sheriff's report says Michelle Branch slapped her husband

(Newser) - Update: The domestic assault charge against singer Michelle Branch has been dropped. The state of Tennessee requested that the case against the 39-year-old be dismissed, People reports. TMZ reports prosecutors then did just that, but no other details were available as to why. Our original story from Aug. 14 follows:...

Cops: Disney Worker in Fla. Helped Victim of Assault in Pa.

Employee alerted police after woman calling for Disney tickets indicated she was in trouble

(Newser) - A quick-thinking Disney World worker may have helped save a life nearly 1,000 miles away. According to Northern York County Regional Police, the Orlando employee got an alarming phone call close to midnight on Jan. 9, with the Pennsylvania woman on the other end at first making a normal...

State Lawmaker Accused of Strangling Woman With Cable

Kentucky's Robert Goforth indicted on strangulation, assault charges

(Newser) - Democratic lawmakers in Kentucky are urging their Republican colleagues to force out a state representative indicted on charges of strangulation and assault. GOP Rep. Robert Goforth, 44, was indicted by a grand jury Friday on one count of first-degree strangulation and one count of assault in the fourth degree, the...

Glee Star Arrested for Assaulting Husband

Naya Rivera has been charged with misdemeanor battery

(Newser) - Naya Rivera, the 30-year-old actress who became famous for her portrayal of cheerleader Santana Lopez on the popular Fox series Glee, was arrested last night after allegedly assaulting her husband while the two were taking a walk with their son in his hometown of Chesapeake, W. Va. Police were called...

Bride Allegedly Pulls Gun From Dress, Opens Fire

So much for wedded bliss

(Newser) - "She pulled out of her wedding dress a 9mm pistol, pointed it at her new husband's head, and pulled the trigger." That's how a police officer sums up what could go down in history as the worst bridezilla moment ever. Authorities were called to a motel...

America's Got Talent Winner Assaulted Girlfriend: Charges

Girlfriend says Landau Murphy Jr. hit her in face with golf club

(Newser) - News reports say America's Got Talent winner Landau Murphy Jr. has been arrested on domestic violence charges in West Virginia. Murphy was charged Monday with domestic battery and domestic assault after his girlfriend reported he struck her in the face with a golf club, slammed her on the ground,...

Smart Home Gadget Calls 911 During Domestic Dispute

A question the suspect asked prompted the device to call authorities

(Newser) - "Did you call the sheriffs?" An ever-listening smart home gadget recorded the suspect of a domestic assault saying those words while house-sitting with his girlfriend and her daughter. And it took them quite literally. ABC News reports that the device (the type isn't specified) contacted local authorities of...

GoDaddy Founder's Kid Gets Jail in Domestic Assault

Robert Parsons choked, hit girlfriend in July incident

(Newser) - The son of GoDaddy founder Bob Parsons is headed for a stint in jail for a July domestic assault on his girlfriend, reports the Arizona Republic . Robert Sean Parsons, 44, was sentenced Friday to four months in jail and three years' probation for the incident at his Scottsdale home (though...

'American Pie' Singer's Wife Describes Alleged Attack

She says the incident went on for 4 hours, 'craziness in his eyes'

(Newser) - TMZ got a look at the legal documents in the Don McLean domestic violence case , and the gossip site says the "American Pie" singer's wife of 30 years, Pat, was indeed the alleged victim. According to TMZ, Pat says McLean assaulted her for four hours Sunday night...

Steely Dan Frontman Assaulted Wife: Cops

Donald Fagen charged with assault, harassment

(Newser) - Steely Dan founder Donald Fagen was charged Tuesday with assaulting his wife at their Manhattan home, according to law enforcement officials and court papers. The former lead singer allegedly shoved Libby Titus into a marble window frame, knocking her to the ground Monday afternoon at their Upper East Side apartment....

Cardinals' Dwyer Pleads Not Guilty to Hitting Wife

Running back is among spate of NFLers in trouble

(Newser) - Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer pleaded not guilty to charges that he assaulted his wife during two arguments in July at their Phoenix apartment. Dwyer appeared at an arraignment hearing today in Maricopa County Superior Court. He is charged with felony aggravated assault and eight misdemeanors, including assault.

We Shouldn't Have to Choose Between NFL and Fighting Abuse

Yet league is letting domestic violence slide: Chelsea Cristene

(Newser) - No one should have to choose between opposing domestic violence and enjoying the NFL—but the league's conduct is forcing us to confront such decisions, writes Chelsea Cristene at the Good Men Project , via Salon . In the latest disturbing incident, the Baltimore Ravens' Ray Rice has been caught on...

NFL's Ray Rice Knocked Fiancee Out Cold: Cops

Both arrested for simple assault after fight at Atlantic City casino

(Newser) - More controversy for the NFL: Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice got into a fight with fiancee Janay Palmer at an Atlantic City casino early Saturday and knocked her out cold, ESPN reports by way of a court summons. A video posted to TMZ yesterday shows Rice dragging an apparently...

Hope Solo's Fiance Busted for Domestic Violence

On the day before their wedding

(Newser) - Olympic soccer star Hope Solo and former NFL tight end Jerramy Stevens were supposed to get married yesterday—instead, they were in a Washington state court after Stevens, 33, was arrested on suspicion of assaulting Solo, 31, the day before. Trouble erupted at a party at Solo's Washington home,...

Boyfriend Pleads Not Guilty in College Dorm Murder

Clayton Whittemore appears in court in Alexandra Kogut slaying

(Newser) - Clayton Whittemore pleaded not guilty today to killing his girlfriend , 18-year-old Alexandra Kogut, in her college dorm room last month, the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle reports. Whittemore, 21, has been charged with second-degree murder in Kogut's death. He previously told police that he "just snapped" in Kogut's...

Man Arrested for Attacking Girlfriend With Wasabi

Well, to be fair, wasabi sauce and pants

(Newser) - Did you know that wasabi sauce slathered on pants counts as a "dangerous weapon"? Or at least, it does if you shove it in your girlfriend's face, which is what 22-year-old John McGuinness allegedly did in the wee hours of Friday. The Cape Cod resident was angry...

Topeka Decriminalizes Domestic Violence

City says it can't afford prosecutions

(Newser) - Domestic abuse suspects are walking free in northeast Kansas because different arms of government can't agree on who should pay for their prosecution. Last night, Topeka's city council took the startling step of repealing the local law that makes domestic violence a crime, the New York Times reports....

California Woman Catherine Becker Arrested for Cutting Off Husband's Penis
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Calif. Woman 'Bobbitts' Husband

Catherine Becker throws severed penis in garbage disposal

(Newser) - A Southern California woman prepared a drugged dinner for her estranged husband and then tied him to a bed, cut off his penis, and ground it up in the garbage disposal, police say. Catherine Kieu Becker, 48, was arrested after she called 911 and told police what she had done,...

Oksana: Mel 'Hit Me, Choked Me'

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Oksana: Mel 'Hit Me, Choked Me'

She recounts alleged abuse at his hands

(Newser) - Oksana Grigorieva recounted to Larry King last night how Mel Gibson "hit me, and choked me in front of my son, and brandished a gun at me." Grigorieva and King listened to one of the infamous taped conversations between Gibson and his babymama, and Grigorieva told King that...

Charlie Sheen's Plea Deal Goes Sour

Domestic assault case continued until July 12

(Newser) - Charlie Sheen went to court in Aspen today to plead no contest to a misdemeanor in the domestic assault case involving his wife, Brooke Mueller, but the plea bargain didn't go down. "They need time to re-work the final points of the plea deal," the DA said. Asked...

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