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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That is a sex site and your a whore. Selina go get ur HIV TEST. Everywhere I see your bullshit, I'll comment. U told that girl to fuck u? Yuck. Herpe infested sleeze.


@ lexy shut the fuck up. No one asked for a psychologist bitch! Btw people invite me on bbm for a goooood dirty fun!!! Invite; 287D68D1


I'm not sure race plays a part of it. I think they brought it up now because of his performance. At first I was like yes I'm glad people hate him-yes I got beat by a man's fists-then something was pointed out. He served his time and possibly could have changed. Plus there are many sides to the "truth". You can't punish someone forever. Reese took the highroad and explained what abuse was to her children. Yes they are old enough to understand. MIRANDA was just a mouthy thing...... Sheen was given plenty of written/camara time. White and Winning! He's a lunatic and stayed in the news forever. Something else will come along and Chris will be known for his music instead of this.


Why didn't she also use Charlie Sheen as an example of abuse also while she 's just using Chris, there are more abusers out there but you all just want to use one young man as an example while Sheen gets a pass!! I am sure her kids are too young to understand what she's talking about anyway.


Ok here is the thing, why is it such a big deal now? Chris is not the only one in hollywood that have beaten up on a woman. The sad thing is people keep on single him out for some damn odd reason. Why not charlie sheens and mel gibson? If you are going to single out one damn person, please single out other's. It just piss me off, because of every damn person in hollywood love to bring up the topic on chris brown. Too me, i really think race has a big play apart in it. It wasn't a problem until chris won a grammy.

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