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Friday
Aug102012

TV Soap Shocker – Male Star Victim Of Domestic Violence (UK)

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The world’s longest running TV soap – Coronation Street – is to show ‘shocking scenes of domestic violence by a woman against a man’.

According to a report in The Sun newspaper “viewers will see mild-mannered Tyrone Dobbs beaten up by sinister new fiancée Kirsty Soames”.

Mark Brooks, chair of The ManKind Initiative that recently hosted a national conference on male victims of domestic violence said:

“Ths brave Corrie storyline will make a real difference to the thousands of men suffering in silence behind their front doors. It will powerfully demonstrate that men as well as women can be victims of domestic abuse.

“It may be uncomfortable viewing to see Tyrone being assaulted by someone he loves. But if it helps just one man find the courage to escape from violence, it will all be worth it.”

While 1 in 6 men experience domestic violence and account for and estimated 40% of victims – male victims of domestic violence are twice as likely to suffer in silence.

Click here to read The Men’s Network’s report on male victims of domestic violence 

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