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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first it was CM PUNK now REESE

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Im only stupid when i comment the truth, right? Too me race do play a little part in it. Some of you all comments, it really show's what you all true color's are. What made me bring up race in this situation is because, some celebs in hollywood is always pointing the fingers all on chris like he is the only one in world that made a mistake. If some of you all feel like race is not an issues, well i do.

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Mel Gibson is a abuser you don't have to hit a woman to be a abuser. Domestic Violence can be financial abuse, verbal abuse & physical abuse. As far as Neci's comments, the one question I have is why do people always bring up race? Look at all the white guys who have been arrested, charged & sentenced to jail for domestic violence. They have lost their jobs, their careers & their family. I can't stand people who bring in race & religion to everything that happens to them. Get over it already & move on. Chris Brown beat the hell out of her-she's back with him because she loves him etc. We've all heard it before & it will only be a matter of time that before he hits her again. He needs to get counseling.

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EVERY BODY NEED NOT WORRY ABOUT CHRIS.HE WILL DO IT AGAIN AND WE ALL CAN SAY TO THOSE PEOPLE WHO STICK UP FOR THE KIDDD,WE TOLD YOU SO.WELL THATS ENTERTAINMENT(HUH)

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Neci, thats stupid....Mel Gibson got it far worse than any of them...Hes basically in hiding for years now, and he didnt even beat anybody...just yelling on the phone, and insulting a cop with his weird political views. Gimme a break.
chris Brown is a punk. Love to see him doing some jail time with cellmate Bubba and see how tough he really is.

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Well, we always think that it's the man's fault..I saw Tim Mooney on tv, doing stand up, and he knows a lot of people--and dirt--and he said that she was the jealous one and wailing on him!!!! Maybe that's why she forgave him?? He took all the blame for her and, of course, did nothing in her eyes..who knows what really happens behind closed doors...if Reese knows the truth, then her singing with him is fine...if she doesn't shes not showing a good example...we need to show our support for violence...good luck peace and sorry Neci,, dumbest thing we've heard all year..the race card, wow.....not a little thing either now, beating up a person..

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MIGHTY WIGHT....Ya sher are "Mighty Dumb".......jes sayin'

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You can forgive but don't go back it only gets worse where is her dad

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WHAT EVER HAPPEN TO FORGIVENESS.IF RHI CAN FOR GIVE HIM WHO ARE WE ONLY GOD CAN JUDGE US ALL

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Oh Neci... you couldn't be more wrong! This as absolutely nothing to do with race. Charlie Sheen, Mel Gibson and many others "got theirs," as they should have. The problem with Chris Brown is that he continues to make waves... so of course they are going to keep talking about it if he himself can't behave long enough to keep his name out of the press. Just last week he stole someone's iPhone... I mean come on. The guy obviously has anger issues... let's no pretend like he is a saint and hasn't done anything wrong since this happened.

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