19 Celebrities Who Were Victims of Domestic Abuse

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Domestic abuse can happen to anyone. The celebs below suffered domestic violence at the hands of someone close to them.

1. Rihanna

Rihanna
Rihanna was beaten by former boyfriend Chris Brown, resulting in physical injuries that required her to be hospitalized.

2. Tina Turner

Tina Turner
Ike Turner notoriously beat wife and singer Tina Turner throughout their marriage. The abuse was depicted in the biopic What's Love Got to Do With It.

3. Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron
The actress grew up with an abusive father. Theron's mother wound up shooting him in self-defense after he came home drunk and angry one fateful night.

4. Halle Berry

Halle Berry
Halle Berry admitted to being physically abused by a former boyfriend. She claims he hit her so hard her eardrum was punctured and she lost 80 percent of her hearing in that ear.

5. Amber Heard

Amber Heard
Amber Heard accused Johnny Depp of physical assaults against her during their short marriage, citing alcoholism and drug abuse as instigators.

6. Madonna

Madonna
When Madonna was married to Sean Penn in the 80s, he allegedly struck her with a baseball bat, tied her up and beat her. However, in 2015 the material girl dismissed the claims as false. Madonna was raped on a rooftop when she was 19 by an unknown attacker.

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Rihanna Biography

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Born
Birthplace
Saint Michael, Barbados
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Rihanna Quotes

I get asked about it all the time and I’m like, You’re asking, but you know the answer. I don’t even like to address it anymore.

Rihanna [on rumors that she dated Jay-Z]

Sometimes you just need your privacy. But it comes with the territory. There's no privacy when you are out in the public.

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