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Just last month, a male student at Oak Park-River Forest High School ranked 50 female students on a list -- which included alleged sexual activity, ratings of body parts and other traits -- and posted it on Facebook.And one in three teens say they are text messaged up to 30 times an hour by a dating partner to find out where they are, what they're doing or who they're with.Speaking about the distressing incident, Rihanna later told Vanity Fair: 'I just never understood that, like how the victim gets punished over and over. I just was getting high.'In 2012 Chris and Rihanna reconciled and dated briefly before splitting again the following year.'It’s in the past, and I don’t want to say "Get over it," because it’s a very serious thing that is still relevant; it’s still real.'A lot of women, a lot of young girls, are still going through it. It’s not a subject to sweep under the rug, so I can’t just dismiss it like it wasn’t anything, or I don’t take it seriously.'But, for me, and anyone who’s been a victim of domestic abuse, nobody wants to even remember it. So to talk about it and say it once, much less 200 times, is like … It didn’t sit well with me.'Chris said in his 2017 documentary about the incident: 'I felt like a f***ing monster. The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), enacted by Congress in 1994, focuses on four areas: domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and dating violence.The first three of these issues were each given a designated "awareness month" years ago, but it wasn't until 2010 that February was designated as National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month.It’s a sad, but well-documented truth that those who grow up surrounded by domestic violence will sometimes replicate the same destructive pattern later in life.Many are saying that this is the case with 19-year-old singer Chris Brown, who was arrested this past weekend for alleged domestic violence and felony battery against his girlfriend, 20-year-old Barbados-born singer Rihanna.
The vicious attack, which led to her being hospitalised, led to him receiving five years of probation.
Rihanna was reflective and revealing throughout her "20/20" interview with Diane Sawyer on Friday night (November 6) as she spoke about her relationship with Chris Brown and explained that abuse was also a part of her upbringing, much like her former boyfriend's.
"I said to myself, 'I'm never gonna date someone like my dad,' " Rihanna told Sawyer.
News said Brown responded by choking and threatening to kill the pop diva before she lost consciousness.
A neighbor, hearing a woman’s screams, made a call to 911 and the police arrived to find an injured Rihanna left alone at the scene.