Thursday, January 7, 2010

Charlie Sheen: New Poster Boy for Domestic Violence?

Hanes brands has ended their relationship and advertising campaign featuring Charlie Sheen because of domestic violence charges filed against the actor.

"The seriousness of the allegations against the 44-year-old actor made the decision necessary" the statement from Hanes goes now to say:

"It's a pretty standard, straightforward call when somebody who's in your commercials is arrested on suspicion of something of this magnitude."

Now there is a concept, understanding the seriousness of domestic violence and consequences for a person's actions.

Charlie Sheen been accused of abusing three women in a row, all of whom had their own financial resources. How many more does this bozo need to abuse before fans of his 2 ½ Men stop excusing this behavior?

The 911 call heard around the world released after the Christmas holidays provides even more fuel to the inferno of controversy surrounding Sheen’s marriage and what really happened on Christmas. Sheen’s representative's have tried attempted to downplay the incident and sources as reported by the Internet site they asked Sheen's wife Brooke Mueller to recant and that money had been discussed.

Fortunately the 911 call leaves little doubt that the couple’s relationship exploded and in one particularly dramatic moment Brooke Mueller, apparently crying, can be heard telling someone in the background, “No, he’s got me scared.”

The children for now will remain in the custody of their mother until prosecutor's decide how to proceed on this case.

Society still has a long way to go in treating domestic violence in the home as a serious criminal matter. Perhaps the state of Colorado would consider using Charles Sheen's image in a state-wide campaign" Domestic Violence is a Crime: if you threaten your girlfriend or wife, you will be prosecuted, regardless of how many zero's you have on your bank statement. "

A campaign would not only get the public's attention it will save lives of those women and children murdered by those whom profess to love them.


A work in progress said...

I think that it is more likely that famous people will be arrested for domestic violence. What are the actual stats on that? I have filed a discrimination charge against law enforcement agencies who haven't helped me. He tried to kill me, twice, during a brutal beating which lasted hours, and later by tricking me into giving up everything and moving to another state. I am working now on preparing to represent myself in an annulment case based on fraud. I got a five year CPO and what I needed on the record so that I can renew it in five years. It is hard, not only because it is hard work but because I battle PTSD symptoms while working on it. I am afraid the core problem is swept aside and that is our third branch of government, the judicial branch, needs a major overhaul and that includes police and prosecutors.

TigressPen said...

Thank you Hanes for doing the right thing!

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