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.

7. Shakira

Shakira
Shakira reportedly suffered physical abuse by a former boyfriend.

8. Bill Clinton

Bill Clinton
Bill Clinton's father Roger battled alcoholism and was abusive toward his son growing up.

9. Pamela Anderson

Pamela Anderson
Pamela Anderson accused ex-husband Tommy Lee of being abusive to her and their children.

10. Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey admitted to being molested as a child.

11. Christina Aguilera

Christina Aguilera
Christina Aguilera was physically and emotionally abused by her father as a child.

12. Marilyn Manson

Marilyn Manson
As a child, singer Marilyn Manson suffered sexual abuse by a neighbor.

13. Kate Moss

Kate Moss
Kate Moss' relationship with Pete Doherty often became physically violent. The two were both reportedly heavily involved with drugs.

14. La Toya Jackson

La Toya Jackson
La Toya Jackson's husband Jack Gordon beat her badly. La Toya later advised other women: "If he hits you once, I promise you he will hit you again, so please walk away, please.”

15. Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston
Bobby Brown admitted to striking Whitney Houston during their tumultuous marriage.

16. Christina Applegate

Christina Applegate
Christina Applegate said she lived in fear for her life during a three-year relationship in which a former boyfriend abused her.

17. Tyler Perry

Tyler Perry
Tyler Perry spoke out about childhood abuse by his father, and also revealed that he was sexually abused as a child by a number of adults.

18. Julianne Hough

Julianne Hough
Julianne Hough revealed that she was mentally and physically abused as a child pursuing her dance dreams in London.

19. Lindsay Lohan

Lindsay Lohan
In August 2016, Lohan admitted in a candid interview that her fiance, Egor Tarabasov was abusive. This came to light after Tarabasov was seen grabbing Lohan and pinning her arm behind her back during a fight.

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