Melanie Brown, a pop star, has said she would not report domestic violence to the police because she fears she would not be taken seriously. One of the Spice Girls, Mel B, recently stated on BBC Newsnight that she would only go public if the government reformed “the whole system” of justice.
After getting out of what she called an abusive relationship, she started advocating for others in similar situations. She argued that officers needed more training to recognize suspicious behavior.
In 2018, Ms. Brown took on the role of patron for the domestic violence charity Women’s Aid. “I wouldn’t [call the police] because I wouldn’t know if they would take it seriously,” she said. She advocated for a “do-over” in the judicial system and for better training for law enforcement in recognizing the “tell-tale signs” of abuse victims.
“Like if I’m living here and I want to report it to the police, I don’t know if I can trust the police. I don’t know if they’re going to take my allegations seriously,”
She became famous in the ’90s as Scary Spice when her stage name was based on her nickname. She received an MBE last year for her contributions to charitable causes and the protection of vulnerable women. She has since dedicated it to “all the other women” who have experienced or are experiencing domestic violence.
She revealed she had been in an abusive relationship for ten years but had hidden it from everyone by speaking out at a Conservative party conference in October. According to England and Wales’s most recent crime survey, nearly 2.5 million people, including 1.7 million women and almost 700,000 men, were victims of domestic violence in the year leading up to March 2022.
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Teenage girls in the UK report high rates of s*xual violence at school, according to data from 2015. According to the data, 41% of adolescent girls in committed romantic relationships reported experiencing s*xual violence.
Ms. Brown, in an interview with Victoria Derbyshire, called domestic violence an “epidemic,” and she lauded the efforts of statisticians to make it easier for victims to “openly talk” about their experiences. Nothing but silence greeted the release of my book. The subject was almost forbidden. It was something everyone was aware of but never brought up in conversation.
“It’s just your average person who wants to be loved and cared for,” she added. As she put it, “kids as soon as they establish some form of romantic relationship” were among the younger demographics affected. “It’s just your average person who wants to be loved and cared for,” she added. Check out tonight’s entire interview on BBC iPlayer’s Newsnight.