S6E8 – Abusers and the “Non-Apology”

In this episode, Jenn and Daren delve into the harrowing topic of domestic violence and physical abuse, focusing on the entertainment and music industries where violence against women, especially Black women, is rampant. They urge listeners to take care of themselves and provide resources for victims and survivors of abuse at the end of the episode.

The conversation begins with the recent allegations against Diddy and the leaked video of his violent behavior towards Cassie. Jenn and Daren dissect Diddy’s non-apology and the broader implications of such public displays of violence. Then, they cover the disturbing case of DJ Akademiks, who has been accused of heinous acts of abuse and has threatened to expose others in the industry. The conversation extends to other known abusers in the entertainment industry, stressing the need for accountability and support for victims.

In the third segment, Jenn and Daren highlight the toxic culture that enables abusers to thrive, emphasizing the importance of believing victims and holding abusers accountable. It will take the community of people around abusers speaking up to break the cycle of harm.

If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, please contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233. You can also text the word “BEGIN” to 88788. For sexual assault resources, contact the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673). These resources are available 24/7 and are 100% confidential.

Reference Material:
* National Domestic Violence Hotline – https://www.thehotline.org/
* RAINN: Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network – https://www.rainn.org/
* What Happens to Famous Black Men Following Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Allegations? – https://www.theroot.com/what-happens-to-famous-black-men-following-domestic-vio-1851293287
* S6E5 – Recognizing Sexual Assault Awareness Month – https://soundcloud.com/thatblackcouple/s6e5-recognizing-sexual-assault-awareness-month
* Franchesca Ramsey (@chescaleigh) “Let’s make a narcissist’s apology from scratch” – https://www.instagram.com/chescaleigh/reel/C7M6NazyGvg/?hl=en
* Dr. Jessica Taylor (@DrJessTaylor)FAMOUS MAN ABUSING WOMEN Script – https://x.com/DrJessTaylor/status/1792254495130341604?s=19

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