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‘My abusive wife battered me over letting cat in’ – BBC News
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‘My abusive wife battered me over letting cat in’ – BBC News

After sixty years of controlling behaviour and physical violence, Jim changed his blood-stained shirt and walked back to his wife who was making them a coffee after smashing him in the face. He had asked her to let the cat in while he cut the grass outside. But instead of...
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Blackmailed into sex: how male rape is on the rise | The Sun
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Blackmailed into sex: how male rape is on the rise | The Sun

After Matt got horribly drunk on a night out with his girlfriend he wanted nothing more than to collapse into bed and sleep it off. But his girlfriend had different ideas. “She started trying to have sex with me and I told her I did not want to as I...
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You are not alone – there is another way. World Suicide Prevention day
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You are not alone – there is another way. World Suicide Prevention day

When you feel there is nowhere to turn, nobody who will help, nothing that can be done - you feel like you're a burden and it feels like there are only 2 options.  Things stay as they are or you die.  STOP! THERE IS ANOTHER OPTION - you just can't...
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Woman posted video of dying boyfriend – guilty of manslaughter | The Independent
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Woman posted video of dying boyfriend – guilty of manslaughter | The Independent

A woman who posted a Snapchat video of her boyfriend as he lay dying in a pool of blood has been found guilty of orchestrating his killing. Fatima Khan plotted with a love rival to kill Afghan asylum seeker Khalid Safi, 18, who she had been dating for two years. Safi was repeatedly stabbed in...
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False Accusations Destroy Lives – Reality is not a Show
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False Accusations Destroy Lives – Reality is not a Show

It would be difficult to have missed what has been happening lately around the Roxanne Pallett and Ryan Thomas incidents on Celebrity Big Brother.  We all watched as a simple innocent act turned into an attempt to ruin someone's life and resulted in the ruin of another. An overview of...
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‘Girlfriend stopped our mate going out – then killed him’ – Liverpool Echo
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‘Girlfriend stopped our mate going out – then killed him’ – Liverpool Echo

The devastated pals of an Everton fan killed by his new girlfriend told how they missed the hidden signs that he was in an abusive relationship. Paul Lavelle, 50, died in May last year after being attacked by Sarah Lewis, 46, with a broken dinner plate. His grieving best mate...
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No means no for men too – male rape | Daily Mail Online
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No means no for men too – male rape | Daily Mail Online

No means no for men too: New research shows men are increasingly likely to be coerced into sex - but the law still doesn't call it rape It’s a crime that few of its victims are willing to talk about – the men who are coerced by women into having...
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Domestic abuse husband ‘let down’ before his murder – BBC News
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Domestic abuse husband ‘let down’ before his murder – BBC News

A solicitor who was abused and murdered by his violent wife was let down by authorities, a report has found. Doctors failed to raise concerns about injuries to David Edwards, according to the domestic homicide review. Mr Edwards, 51, was stabbed through the heart by his wife Sharon at their home Chorley,...
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Wigan dad accused of child sex abuse CLEARED after 20 minutes – Wigan Today
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Wigan dad accused of child sex abuse CLEARED after 20 minutes – Wigan Today

A Wigan dad unanimously cleared of child sex abuse charges by a jury after just 20 minutes’ deliberations says that false allegations have ruined his life. James Peters, 32, has had to wait three agonising years to clear his name after being diagnosed with a brain tumour just 10 months...
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Man spent six months in jail for an acid attack which he didn’t commit – Liverpool Echo
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Man spent six months in jail for an acid attack which he didn’t commit – Liverpool Echo

A man walked free from court after spending almost six months in prison for an acid attack which he was falsely accused of, as the judge concluded his victim was "making it up". Judge Steven Everett was highly critical of the Crown Prosecution Service, and the investigating police officer, over...
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Man took his own life after fake rape claim left him in ‘living hell’ | Metro News
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Man took his own life after fake rape claim left him in ‘living hell’ | Metro News

A man tragically took his own life because of the distress caused by a false rape accusation, a coroner has ruled. Ross Bullock was found at his family home alongside a note to his parents that after a ‘year of torment’ he had ‘hit rock bottom’. ‘I’m free from this...
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Nearly half of gay men have suffered abuse from their partner, new study finds
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Nearly half of gay men have suffered abuse from their partner, new study finds

The American Journal of Men’s Health has uncovered new data that reveals a high level of domestic abuse within the gay community. As part of his study, Rob Stephenson found that 46% of the men he interviewed said they had been a victim of domestic abuse in one form or...
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I am the alienator – Karen Woodall
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I am the alienator – Karen Woodall

I am an alientor. You know me well. You lived with me once and you witnessed my behaviour patterns but you did not spend time studying and internalising them. I know your behaviour patterns better than you know them yourself. I know how to measure you, test you and control...
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Silent no more: Male victims of domestic abuse speak out to save threatened lifeline – Sunday Post
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Silent no more: Male victims of domestic abuse speak out to save threatened lifeline – Sunday Post

Bosses at Abused Men In Scotland have said it will shut its doors for good at the end of the month.  The Edinburgh-based charity – who run support groups and a helpline – say the safety of 350 men it helps every year will be put at risk unless it...
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Student accused of rape: ‘I’ve spent two years living in fear’
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Student accused of rape: ‘I’ve spent two years living in fear’

Liam Allan was accused of rape. However, the case against him collapsed and was thrown out of court after it emerged that a detective had failed to hand over text messages on the accuser's phone - seriously undermining the case. The 22-year-old's experience is one of several which has prompted...
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Cliff Richard talks about his experience of being falsely accused

Cliff Richard talks about his false allegation and how it affected him and his friends and family.  Anonymity is not afforded to the accused while an accuser will be entitled to anonymity no matter whether the accusation turns out to be true or false. "What we have to do is...
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The truth about false rape accusations — Quartz

An article written by Sandra Newman for "Quartz".  Sarah is the author of seven novels and works of nonfiction.  She also writes for The Guardian and Aeon. Follow her on Twitter @sannewman. This article is mainly focused on US cases but has some relevance worldwide.  "In the News" articles are...
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Male victims of domestic abuse: Recognise the signs and get help | Metro News

If we asked you to picture a domestic abuser, what do they look like? And, more importantly, what gender are they? Society still follows an outdated narrative of domestic abuse, based on pejorative terms like ‘wife beater’ and ‘battered wife’. There are two main things wrong with these phrases –...
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John Leslie’s interview on This Morning – False Allegation

Former television presenter John Leslie has admitted to being "in bits" after being cleared of sexual assault. "It's a case of putting the bits back together again," the 53-year-old said on his return to ITV's This Morning, the show he co-hosted for three years. "Hopefully I can come through this...
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Thousands misusing abuse orders to get legal aid, says parenting charity – BBC News

Charity says thousands of parents are misusing domestic abuse orders to access legal aid. Families Need Fathers says parents are being encouraged by some solicitors to file for non-molestation orders - injunctions used in urgent abuse cases. New figures show a 30% rise in orders made after legal aid was...
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