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Barbados Labour Party Senator Kerrie Symmonds: Guilty of Spousal Abuse Until Proven Innocent

You want the truth? You can’t handle the truth!

Kerrie Symmonds Wife AssaultDid BLP politician Kerrie Drurado Symmonds assault his wife, Andrea Nicole Symmonds and slash her auto’s interior?

Or, as some women do when they want to be rid of their man, did Mrs. Symmonds create or exaggerate incidents to achieve an advantage during court proceedings?

The truth may out in court… or, as often happens in Barbados, someone may pay money to make the truth go away.

But whatever happens, there’s nothing as interesting as a politician involved in a scandal!

Barbados Advocate: BLP Parliamentarian summoned to court

The Nation: Attorney to appear in court

Here’s some paperwork that no one else seems to have published…

Spousal-Assault

and more…

Barbados Assault

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Chris Brown Hearing To Go Ahead Monday – Rihanna May Testify About Assault

California Supreme Court Says Its Time For Chris Brown To Face The Music

Like the coward he truly is for hitting a woman, Chris Brown tried to delay his preliminary hearing into assaulting Rihanna last February. The Supreme Court of California says that the hearing is to proceed as scheduled on June 22nd. It is expected that Rihanna will testify on June 22, 2009

Rihanna & Chris Brown A Few Hours Before The Alleged Assault

Rihanna & Chris Brown A Few Hours Before The Alleged Assault

A Rap For Chris Brown

Well Chris, it’s like this...

Well Chris, it’s like this...

Even though you have money for big fancy lawyers,

It isn’t a murder trial! You don’t rate – the highest court in the State says you have a date

to face the music on Monday.

You’ve had plenty of time to prepare for the day, so HEY! for once be a man and take your medicine if you have to.

I don’t care if she hit you first. I don’t care if she was screaming throwing a hissy fit. You don’t Hit!

I don’t care if she was crazy lady moon time. ‘less you tell me she had a knife at your throat, I don’t, I won’t…

I don’t buy any story that has you laying hands on a woman… let alone bite marks. Bite Marks!

Look at you, Chris. Look at Rihanna. Hey doan ya know, she’s a little slip of a thing who coulda beat on you all night

…and not even raise a bruise.

What message are you going to deliver to the world, Chris?

Okay to beat on a woman if she hit you first? Okay to bite a woman if she won’t let go?

Okay to slap her on the face? Slam on the brakes, launch her face – into the windshield?

If you were wrong, fess up. Doan try to get more licks, ’cause then the judge gonna fall on you like a ton a bricks!

(submitted by a reader who says “apologies to Lady Ga-Ga” – which means nothing to me! 🙂 )

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Rihanna’s Career Will Crash and Burn If She Crawls Back To Abusive Chris Brown

The story of Chris Brown and Rihanna’s tainted love continues. Now that the on-again has couple returned to L.A. together, it was reported that the pair — rather than go to either of their L.A.-area homes — immediately checked into the posh surroundings of the Beverly Wilshire Beverly Hills hotel…

… from the Celeb111.com March 7, 2009 article Chris Brown & Rihanna Shack Up in Beverly Wilshire Hotel

I find this situation disturbing. None of Rhianna’s consultants, her record label, or her publicist, seemed to have sat her down and explained to her how the American people punish women who return to their abusers.

The American media can be brutal.

LAPD Launches Investigation Into Rihanna Photo Leak

Rihanna's Brand Will Suffer If She Attaches It To Chris Brown

First they will show sympathy for the attack. They will reach out to her and print supportive articles. Then, as it becomes clear she has reconciled with Chris Brown, they will systematically attack her, little by little, tabloid after tabloid, then more respectable magazines will run articles, and finally she will be forced to appear on 20/20, or some other respected news show. No matter what she does, no matter what she says, as long as she is involved with Chris Brown her brand will be compromised.

No American company will attach their brand to Chris Brown’s. His brand is destroyed. His days of endorsements have ended.

Rhianna’s brand is about to be destroyed because of her association with Chris Brown after his brutal actions. Companies will also be cautious about attaching their brand to hers.

Very soon, the media will dub these two the next Bobby Brown, and Whitney Houston. This is both humiliating and senseless.

Rhianna sold over 9.75 million digital tracks in 2008. No other artist achieved this success in the U.S. market. After such a significant achievement financially, her brand will suffer tremendously as special interest groups gear up to ring home the message that young girls should distance themselves from her brand.

After her achievement as the first Barbadian artist not only make it internationally but to dominate the American airways, at a time when digital sales are on the rise and CD sales are steadily declining, I am amazed by the lack of guidance in this young woman’s life.

Whitney Houston was extremely successful, her brand crossed over, the American people, the American press, adored her, they loved her, until Bobby Brown.

“None of Rhianna’s consultants, her record label, or her publicist, seemed to have sat her down and explained to her how the American people punish women who return to their abusers.”

Cher, and Tina Turner, both had abusive husbands, and they both had many challenges because of it. They both became more popular after they left their husbands.

Tina’s brand became a super brand and was celebrated on Oprah after the release of her movie. Tina is an American Icon.

Hilary Clinton was humiliated by her husband due to his actions with an intern in the White House. Hilary was never forgiven by the powerful U.S. women groups, in fact, to this day, many of them are still angry with her. The American people too, are still perplexed as to why she stayed with her husband.

These women were married, Rhianna is not married, and if she marries so as not to testify against Chris, her brand will sink even faster. She will lose all credibility.

Wanting the case to move forward quickly will not remove the images of her abused face from the minds of the American people. Rhianna needs to sit down with a celebrity historian, and see why some celebrities survive and why some tanked after major achievements around the globe. She also need to speak to someone who sincerely cares about her well being. I don’t think any of the individuals around her are real enough to care.

If there is anyone out there who knows this young woman and who cares deeply for her, I pray that you will speak to her from the heart. What she is doing returning to this man is not acceptable in America. I understand in other cultures it may be tolerated, but not here, not now, not ever.

BFP reader Wendy E. Johnson.

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