Domestic violence does not distinguish between famous people and those who are not. There are several cases that have become known to happen to celebrities, however it is a problem that affects the entire society and that in many cases involves physical violence, but in many more it begins with verbal, psychological or even economic violence.
In the end, these stories of celebrities who confronted their attackers could be a hope to help those who have experienced a similar situation come out of this dangerous circle. In the words of Tina Turner: “To anyone in an abusive relationship, I tell you this: Nothing can be worse than where you are right now. Any”.
Ike and Tina Turner
Before launching as a solo artist and becoming the music icon soul what is it currently, Tina Turner formed a musical duo with his ex-partner, Ike Turner. On stage they were incomparable, however, they appeared a diametrically different life from the one they led in the bedroom and in private.
Hell that Tub lived during those years was indescribable: “Black eyes, cracked lips, cracked ribs, llife was like hellso i took 50 sleeping pills“, said the interpreter of What’s love got to do with it in an interview with the British newspaper The Daily Mail. One of the darkest moments of his life.
The couple married in the 1960s in Tijuana, Mexico. Even if Tub She did not want to marry him at first, then she had no choice: they had already had a child together, raised a family and, above all, they already had a musical career together, The Ike and Tina Turner Revue.
The signs were clear from the start, when she met him at the age of 17 at a nightclub where he played. Before getting involved with him, Tina remembers learning about his reputation as a hitter with his other girlfriends.
“The first time he hit me, he picked up a wooden shoe and smashed it on my head — always on my head, I learned from experience — and it hurt a lot. I was so shocked that I started crying, “she wrote for the same media outlet.
Tina couldn’t make decisions about her musical career either, Ike took care of all the artistic decisions, from the songs they played to the faces his wife had to make on stage. As a result of this, He did not have enough money to leave and did not know how to take his first step, in his own words.
The situation became especially delicate when in 1968 Tina tried to commit suicide and swallowed 50 sleeping pills, the trigger was that she found out that her husband had relationships with three different women in the house they both shared and one of her was pregnant.
After that, Tina was taken to the hospital and there she convinced herself that she was still alive for a reason. Although the relationship continued and, at the same time, Ike’s problems with cocaine and violence also escalated: third degree burns, blows in front of other people, all of that was constant.
It was until 1976 that Tina finally decided to take a suitcase with few of her belongings and leave. Not only was she running away from her husband, but she was looking to discover herself, later to become the star we know today:
“David Bowie, whom I met later, used to call me ‘The Phoenix Rising from the Ashes.’ I know it sounds corny, but his words really expressed how I felt on the inside. For anyone in an abusive relationship, I tell you this: Nothing can be worse than where they are right now. Any”.
Amber Heard and Johnny Depp
One of the most mediatic legal battles of recent years is the one they undertook the actress Amber heard and the actor Johnny depp, Who They began a relationship between 2011 and 2012 after meeting on the set of the film Rum Diary and they got married in 2014.
Two years after celebrating their nuptials, Heard filed for divorce from the actor and obtained a restraining order based on allegations of verbal and physical assaults he suffered at the hands of his ex-husband, who allegedly abused alcohol and other substances throughout the relationship.
These allegations of domestic violence erupted in scandal and the British newspaper The Sun used the phrase “handcuff beater” to refer to the protagonist of The pirates of the caribbean. Reason why he started a legal process against the media, which he lost.
Heard and Depp have clashed in court with statements about domestic violence the two experienced during their marriage. While She presented a video in which the actor was observed reacting violently, he used a recording of a telephone call with the actress to demonstrate his intimidation and that he had allegedly also physically attacked him.
But nevertheless, Johnny’s reputation has taken a nosedive since then what earned him his exit from the movie Fantastic animalsby Warner Bros. Finally, it is a case that continues to cause controversy.
Rihanna and Chris Brown
In 2009, the photographs of Rihanna with bruises on her face shook the international media. His then partner, the rapper Chris Brown, then 19 years old, violently attacked her while they were in a car in Los Angeles, California, after attending a party on the eve of the Grammy Awards.
The singer of multiple successes was the one who reported her ex-partner to the police station and a few months later Chris accepted his guilt before a court: He was given a sentence of five years of probation, compulsory attendance to some classes on gender violence, in addition to community services and stay away from the singer.
According to the documentary Chris Brown: welcome to my life, the couple met in 2004, when Rihanna was 16 years old, although they had an official relationship until 2008. However, the relationship began to unravel once Rihanna learned of a relationship that the singer had with another woman, according to his version.
“She lost confidence in me and hated me after that (…) She hit me and I hit her, that was never right,” he said during the same audiovisual. But everything would have gotten out of control that night in 2009, when the rapper hit his partner with a close hand.
“She started hitting me. (…) Then I hit her with a closed fist, I punched her. When I saw her I was shocked, why the hell did I hit her? ”, He said. The incident, in many ways, meant the end of his career as many job offers fell to the ground.
Years later, In 2012, a judge lifted Brown’s restraining order, prompting a reconciliation between him and Rihanna:
“We are working on our relationship again. We are very close friends. We build trust once again and we love each other, it will probably always be that way. That is something that will not change. It’s not something you can turn off if you’ve ever been in love”Rihanna confessed to Oprah Winfrey in an interview that year.
Although they are not currently a couple, Rihanna has since expressed that despite the work it cost her, she finally managed to forgive the rapper.
Tommy Lee and Pamela Anderson
The model and star of Baywatch, Pamela Anderson has catapulted herself as one of the most beautiful faces and figures in the entertainment industry and has gained fame for her long list of boyfriends and love interests. However, probably the relationship that most marked his life was the one he had with the drummer of Mötley Crüe, Tommy lee.
After a few weeks of knowing each other, Pamela Anderson and Tommy got married during a trip to the beaches of Cancun, Mexico in February 1995. Even from that post-wedding honeymoon there was a memory that would mark the lives of both: a leaked sex tape.
Although Anderson later clarified on the show hosted by Andy Cohen that it was not actually a sex tape, but a compilation of their vacation where they appeared naked, The truth is that the material showed a lot of how in love they were and the passion they were wasting back then.
They stayed together until 1998 and the “love story” ended when Tommy kicked Pamela, who was holding her son, Dylan, at the time. less than two months old, leaving her with a broken nail and some reddened marks.
Because of this, the musician spent six months in prison, In addition, he donated USD 5,000 to a shelter for women who experienced violence and a restraining order was imposed that prevented him from approaching Pamela. That marked the end of their marriage and as soon as the musician was released from jail, Pamela filed for divorce and obtained custody of her two children, Brandon and Dylan.
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