What Did Reese Witherspoon Say About Chris Brown's Assault on Rihanna?

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Rihanna's recent musical collaboration with Chris Brown has spurred criticism across the media and celebrity spectrum. Reese Witherspoon has even weighed in.

The This Means War actress star appeared at the World Conference of Women's Shelters in Washington, D.C., as part of a partnership with the Avon Foundation.

There to raise awareness about domestic violence, the mother of two say she is making sure her kids - Ava, 12, and Deacon, 8 - learn an important lesson.

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She openly discussed how she actively talks to her two children about domestic violence, and that Chris Brown and Rihanna are part of that conversation.

"We talk about domestic violence and what that means," Witherspoon, 35, said.

"Although the concept is somewhat foreign to them, they're starting to understand that this happens to families in our country and all throughout the world."

She also doesn't shelter them from the realities of Brown's assault on Rihanna: "My daughter knows what happened to her. My son knows as well."

"We talk about what is abuse. It's important to talk to our daughters and our sons at an early age about what's appropriate and what is absolutely not acceptable."

Judging from mom's open and mature communication style - not calling anyone out while still not mincing words on a difficult topic - Ava and Deacon are lucky.

Miranda Lambert? Not quite as tactful.

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Neither Chris Brown, nor ANYONE has a right to rule their lives as they wish IF that means abusing another person. That's where his rights end and someone else's begin. H'e lucky he beat up someone like Rihana. Had he done it to me he'd be singing Sprano for life.


I won't type much but the thing is that chris is not the only guy 2 be point out.... Chris have the right 2 monitor his life the very way he wants it...chris do ya things and rule ur world.


@icegirl, i have the rights to my opinion and so do you. Im going by the reading on this site and i am going to still stick by my comment.


reese is so awesome!her kids are so lucky to have her as their mum!


Neck, how do you know Reese doesn't walkabout anyone else. Maybe she does. Maybe the media just isn't reporting it. Truth be told, you don't know everything she is saying to her children. Not to mention, if you don't like what is being reported then maybe you should stop reading it. They only report it because people read it. Now i ask, who's fault is it that all the bad crap gets reported?


@icegirl, i really don't care what color your boy-friend is. Good for you, he is black wow! Im happy for you but, im trying to bring you into the real world. Why are you commenting that your b/f is black anyways lol? That is not going to change my mind on how the world go honey lol. I don't hate nobody myself, but i will stand up for what i believe is wrong. Again Reese, is doing the right thing teaching kids about abuse. But she should name all the other fools in hollywood that being doing wrong too. Just don't single out chris brown!


@icegirl, you need to go google charlie sheens and mel gibson. Honey, now im questioning how old are you? Sweetie, charlie nearly killed his first wife that is now married to a actor name john and the last wife in 2010 got threaten with a knife. Im never going to forget his ex- girlfriend in the early 80s, who he beat the hell out of and gave a black eye too. Don't get me started with Mel, he is a low life racist, abuser,alcoholic drunk, and also he punch out his ex-gf/ baby mama tooth lol.


Now back to the topic. I commend Reese and anyone else who loves their children enough to talk to them about real life issues. I bet reese's children will grow up knowing what is acceptable, healthy behavior. Rhianna's daughter will grow up standing by her man regardless og how many times he bashes her head in.


Neci, once again you are off the mark. Charlie and Mel did not beat anyone. Neither one of laid a finger on anyone. Yes, they were both verbally abusive, but that is not illegal. Assault is illegal. What does race have to do with it? I am a white female and my boyfriend is black. He works hard in order to provide for and protect his own. He would never raise a hand to me in anger. Why? Because he is a real man. Chris is a spoiled rotten punk and if rhianna doesn't wise up he will hurt her for real.


Why did he beat her up ? ( poor rhianna)

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