Posts tagged child-abuse
A Spanish organization created an anti-child abuse ad that actually displays a different message targeted at adults and children at the same time.
Aid to Children and Adolescents at Risk Foundation (ANAR) designed the ad to shows different images at varying angles, and thus to different people.Anti-Child Abuse Ad – Only For Children
When an adult, or someone taller than 4’5″, they see a sad child and the following line: “Sometimes, child abuse is only visible to the child suffering it.”
A child looks at the same ad, from a lower vantage point, they see a bruised face and aMore >
Ariel Winter, the 14-year old who stars as Alex on Modern Family, is at the center of a child abuse scandal.
Here is what we know so far, courtesy of TMZ:
A judge has ordered the young actress to be removed from her home amidst charges of physical and emotional abuse against her mother, Crystal Workman.
Court sources tell the site that a guardianship hearing took place on October 3, during which a judge deemed that allegations against Workman were legitimate enough to warrant further investigation.
In the meantime, she was ordered to remain 100 yards away from Winter and theMore >
Even after the death of Canadian teen Amanda Todd, whose suicide is being blamed largely on bullying, hateful messages are appearing on online memorial pages.
Messages poking fun at her death and making Todd out to be a villain are followed by reactions from the online community, shaming those bashing her.Amanda Todd Video
Amanda Todd, 15, was found dead in her home Wednesday.
Officials believe she killed herself, and five weeks prior to her death, Todd posted a video (above) sharing that she’d been bullied and attempted suicide once before.
Now, two “R.I.P. Amanda Todd”More >
It’s a matter of public record: June Shannon, the… eccentric mother of six-year old Alana Thompson (aka “Honey Boo Boo”) was arrested in 2008 on a count related to a child support issue.
She also faced a theft charge around that time, but both cases were dismissed.
In March, meanwhile, child services looked into the Thompsons after Honey Boo Boo was featured on an episode of Toddlers and Tiaras chugging a mixture of Red Bull and Mountain Dew dubbed by Alana as “Go-Go Juice.”
Is that something the family gives its toddler often? No, June tells People: “It was a one time only thing. WeMore >
TLC aired another episode of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo last night and, don’t worry, we watched it so you would not have to.
And we’ve once again jotted down the best/worst/most nauseating quotes from an installment that found the show’s six-year old star trying to speak Spanish…
“She feel like she gotta pee and s— at the same time.” – Mama explaining Chickadee’s labor pains.
“What does it look like I’m doing? Getting my finger stuck in my pussy?” – Mama giving Sugar Bear some lip.
“I kind of want to go spend time by myself.” – Honey Boo Boo in mourning overMore >
In March, the parents of Alana “Honey Boo” Thompson, were reportedly visited by Family and Children Services, who somehow did NOT find a reason to prosecute June Shannon and her husband “Sugar Bear.”
Despite, among many other reasons, that one of them is named Sugar Bear.
But we can now confirm that June has a separate criminal history, as she was arrested in 2008 in Henry County, Georgia.
The 33-year old was booked on counts of contempt of court and theft. Not much information is available aside from the charges themselves, but her mug shot has been located – and it’s a classic:
Fabian Zanzi, the cruise ship employee who claims John Travolta exposed himself to him during a massage in 2009, is suing the actor for assault.
Zanzi is suing for unspecified damages, TMZ reports.
Travolta, who was a passenger on the ship, ordered food and asked that Fabian Zanzi personally deliver it to his Royal Caribbean room, the accuser says.
When Zanzi came in, Travolta allegedly asked for a neck massage, then when Zanzi asked for his neck, John exposed his erect penis instead.
He then forcefully embraced him, Fabian said. Zanzi resisted.
Fabian, who did not initially claim sexualMore >
Former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky has been arrested on nine new child abuse charges, courtesy of two new accusers who were not named in the Grand Jury report that originally indicted Sandusky on 40 counts of inappropriate sexual behavior.
The disgraced ex-coach was handcuffed and removed from his home earlier today.
“As in many of the other cases identified to date, the contact with Sandusky allegedly fit a pattern of ‘grooming’ victims,” Attorney General officials say. “Beginning with outings to football games and gifts; they later included physical contact thatMore >
You could tell he was hesitant to make the statement in the first place, and now Tony Bennett has issued an apology for it.
Yesterday, the singer appeared on Howard Stern’s radio show and said “we caused” 9/11 because “we were bombing them and they told us to stop.” Watch his take on the tragedy below:
Following a day of headlines over the remarks, Bennett has come out and said:
“I am sorry if my statement suggested anything other than an expression of my love for my country, my hope for humanity and my desire for peace throughout the world. Nobody lovesMore >
Jessica Beagley has been convicted of child abuse by an Alaskan jury.
The 36-year old mother of six was featured on an episode of Dr. Phil, during which viewers were shown a video that depicted and/or explained all the way she disciplined her son, 7. Among them: jumping jacks until exhaustion, cold showers and the forced imbibing of hot sauce.
Beagley was found guilty today of a misdemeanor and could face a year in prison. She will be sentenced on Monday.
Go here to read the rest: Jessica Beagley, Former Dr. Phil Patient, Convicted of Child Abuse
Speaking with People about the state of her relationship with her ex these days, Kate Gosselin definitely did not bash the hell out of Jon!
Hey, considering how things ended between them and the way their war of words and custody played out, neutral is a very positive step.
“It’s gotten more peaceful, which is good,” Kate said. “He’s working now, which is great. He has somewhere else to put his attention.”
Although Kate considers her parenting skills “very different” from those of Jon Gosselin, she believes whatever he’s doing is getting it done.
“The kids enjoy spending time with him,”More >
Lindsay Lohan will enter a plea of no contest to the misdemeanor theft charge she faces over the alleged necklace theft she commented earlier this spring.
Despite insisting she is innocent, Lindsay is committed to what she told Jay Leno this week – she wants to accept responsibility and move on with her life.
As a result, Lohan and lawyer Shawn Holley will go back to Judge Stephanie Sautner as early as next week to enter a plea and end the case. Then what?
Lindsay was already sentenced to 120 days in jail for a probation violation, along with 480 hours of community service, at aMore >
Nicolas Cage’s arrest on domestic violence charges April 15 may not be the extent of his problems. Child abuse questions are being raised as well.
The actor may be investigated for child abuse after he reportedly caused minor injury to his five-year-old son AND his wife with his drunken antics.
Cage’s wife, Alice Kim, told the police that they were arguing “due to his intoxicated state” and Cage fell while holding their son. According to Alice:
“The fall caused the 5-year-old to suffer a minor abrasion to his left knee.”
A witness to the incident told a different version of the story,More >
Bree Olson slash Rachel Oberlin is no goddess in the eyes of the law.
Charlie Sheen’s former plaything pleaded guilty to a DUI charge Tuesday. The charge stemmed from the porn actress’ arrest in Indiana back in February.
According to INCNow (dot) tv, Bree reached a deal with prosecutors in which she will serve one year of unsupervised probation if she stays out of trouble.
Olson (whose real name is Rachel Oberlin) must also finish an unspecified amount of community service in the next year. Official sentencing is set for May 3.
Bree, who dumped Charlie Sheen presumably for good lastMore >