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People

FKA twigs sues ex Shia LaBeouf for alleged sexual battery, assault and emotional distress

The singer says her relationship with the actor involved “relentless” abuse.

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Anna Brech
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Relationships

Micromanipulation: the subtle control tactic to watch out for in arguments

Narcissists often use this form of psychological abuse to demand attention.

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Anna Brech
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Netflix’s The Betty Broderick Story: Amanda Peet as Betty Broderick.
TV

Netflix’s Betty Broderick Story, gaslighting, and “angry women”

Betty is supposed to be the villain of Dirty John season 2, so why do so many viewers feel sorry for her?

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Sohel Sarkar
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Netflix’s The Betty Broderick Story: Christian Slater as Dan Broderick, Amanda Peet as Betty Broderick.
People

This new true crime series is a must-watch

Warning: spoilers for Netflix’s Dirty John: The Betty Broderick Story ahead.

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Kayleigh Dray
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Kayleigh Dray
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Domestic abuse charities condemn tabloid’s treatment of JK Rowling

“When newspapers publish domestic abuse stories from the perspective of the abusive partner, they are giving them further power and control.”

Domestic abuse
Life

Over half of women killed by men in the UK are murdered by a partner or an ex

New findings show the highest number of women killed by men since the census began.

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Hollie Richardson
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The Invisible Man
People

The Invisible Man transforms ‘joke’ villain into abusive, gaslighting monster

“I saw an opportunity to change people’s perceptions of what The Invisible Man was,” says director Leigh Whannell.

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Kayleigh Dray
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Deadwater Fell episode 4.
Life

Deadwater Fell: what episode 4 teaches us about the realities of IVF

The series came to an slightly underwhelming conclusion.

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Hollie Richardson
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toxic relationship
Life

8 ways to move on from a toxic relationship

It can seem impossible to break free – but here's some advice on how to start.

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Deborah Cicurel
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Former congresswoman Katie Hill
People

Katie Hill says right-wing media is “enabling and perpetuating” her husband's abuse

Former congresswoman vows to fight revenge porn in defiant video message

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Anna Brech
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People

Financial abuse might not be visible, but Serena Williams is fighting to change that

The tennis champion is shining a light on the often-overlooked form of domestic abuse.

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Christobel Hastings
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Francesca Brown
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The 10 new books you need for your August summer holiday

Charge up your holiday reading with August's best new fiction and non-fiction releases.

Judge tells man who admitted coercive and controlling behaviour there are "plenty more fishes in the sea"
Life

UK judge tells convicted abuser that there are “lots more fishes in the sea”

The comments set a dangerous precedent.

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Sarah Shaffi
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Analysis: Sally Challen murder conviction overturned following allegations of coercive control
People

Sally Challen’s case signals a vital shift in attitudes towards coercive control

Sally Challen killed her husband after allegedly suffering decades of abuse. Now, she’s had her murder conviction overturned.

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Moya Crockett
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Eric bana in Netflix's Dirty John
Life

Netflix’s Dirty John is a masterclass in coercive control

Based on a true story, the show is a stark reminder that abuse doesn’t always have to be physical.

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Kayleigh Dray
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Long Reads

“Why you should never date the guy who tells you not to order dessert”

Kelly Brook’s recent comments about her boyfriend have triggered alarm bells for some

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Anonymous
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People

Dakota Johnson explains why Fifty Shades left her “vulnerable, physically and emotionally”

As the actress addresses the “controlling relationship” at the centre of the film

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Kayleigh Dray
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Life

The surprising (and worrying) sign that your partner doesn’t trust you

This dangerous red flag is all too easy to miss...

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Kayleigh Dray
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Kayleigh Dray
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Lindsay Lohan explains why she stayed in her abusive relationship

“You just think it's normal, but it's not normal”

Life

Men open up about “the one that got away” in thought-provoking video

But not all is as it seems…

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Kayleigh Dray
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