Domestic Violence Hits High-Profile
American Idol’s Jennifer Hudson loses her mom, brother and nephew
As Domestic Violence Awareness Month comes to a close, we’re left with a tragic, high profile case of collateral damage. Though police are still investigating, Jennifer Hudson‘s sister Julia’s estranged ex-husband is being held as a “person of interest” in the murder of the two women’s mother and brother. To add to the horror, the body of Julia’s seven-year-old son has just been discovered.
Julia Balfour had a contentious relationship with her estranged ex-con husband and so far he’s refusing to cooperate with investigators. At points he’d threatened to take the child away from her, but I’m sure she never dreamed it would come to this.
If you, or anyone you know, is being abused or even threatened by a spouse or partner, please don’t hesitate to call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) for help.