Tag: Abuse

Feb 17

Racist trolls using abuse victims’ photos to make fake claims of attacks at ‘Black Panther’ shows

The latest Marvel superhero movie Black Panther is out! Its Thursday opening is expected to have raked in over $ 25 million—yes, in one night.  Unfortunately, racists hate to see black people have any joy—and some are doing anything possible to chip away at it. Just take a look at this recent heinous example of the tactics …

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Feb 15

Rob Porter Is My Ex-Husband—Here’s What You Should Know About Abuse

Living in constant fear of Rob’s anger for years chipped away at my sense of self-worth. White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said Sunday that she has no reason not to believe statements that Jennifer Willoughby and I have made about our ex-husband, former White House aide Rob Porter. I actually appreciated her saying that she …

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Feb 14

Mike Pence admits domestic abuse case was mishandled but backs John Kelly

Vice-president: ‘The White House could have handled this better’ Rob Porter resigned following allegations of domestic violence Mike Pence, the US vice-president, has admitted the White House mishandled a domestic violence scandal but insisted that he and Donald Trump have “great confidence” in chief of staff John Kelly. On Tuesday the FBI director, Chris Wray, …

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Feb 14

ICE allegedly threw a detainee in solitary for 60 hours in demand she recant sexual abuse claims

For months, Laura Monterrosa, an asylum seeker who is currently detained at the T. Don Hutto Residential Center in Texas, says she’s been subjected to threats, harassment, and sexual abuse at the hands of officials throughout her detention at the privately-run facility. She hasn’t been silent: In January, Monterrosa told The Outline that she had been abused by …

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Feb 13

Colbie Holderness survived Rob Porter’s abuse: Tells White House, don’t call me weak

Colbie Holderness, the first wife of former White House staff secretary Rob Porter—and the woman whose bruised face you’ve probably seen pictures of—is now speaking out. Holderness responded in the Washington Post to Kellyanne Conway’s Sunday comments about Porter, including that “I have no reason not to believe the women,” about which Holderness wrote “I actually appreciated …

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Feb 10

Second White House aide resigns due to domestic abuse allegations

A second aide to Donald Trump has resigned over domestic abuse allegations. TheWashington Post has the details: A White House speechwriter resigned Friday after his former wife claimed that he was violent and emotionally abusive during their turbulent two-and-a-half-year marriage — allegations that he vehemently denied, saying she was the one who victimized him. The …

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Feb 09

Second White House aide resigns amid domestic abuse allegations

After departure of Rob Porter, speechwriter David Sorensen becomes second Trump staffer this week to leave job while facing accusations A White House speechwriter resigned Friday amid allegations of domestic abuse, the second such departure this week. David Sorensen resigned after his ex-wife, Jessica Corbett, told the Washington Post that she had informed the FBI …

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Feb 09

‘We wish him well’: Trump defends official accused of domestic abuse – video

Donald Trump has defended a former White House official, Rob Porter, who has resigned after two ex-wives accused him of domestic abuse. Trump wished Porter well, saying he did ‘ a very good job when he was in the White House’ Trump defends top official accused of domestic abuse: ‘He did a very good job’ …

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Feb 09

Trump defends top official accused of domestic abuse: ‘He did a very good job’

Donald Trump defended Rob Porter, a White House aide who was forced to resign after two ex-wives accused him of domestic abuse Donald Trump leapt to the defense on Friday of a close White House aide who was forced to resign after two ex-wives made allegations of domestic abuse against him. Staff secretary Rob Porter, …

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Feb 08

White House Staff Secretary resigns amid abuse allegations

Accused of physically beating his first wife and psychologically abusing his second wife, White House Staff Secretary Rob Porter is resigning from office while denying the allegations against him. Porter decided to resign despite the objections from White House chief of staff John Kelly and other officials. “We were arguing and he punched me in …

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