Americans Ending Abuse

Leigh Ann Christiansen Bryant

Author Leigh Ann Bryant telling her tragic domestic abuse story on radio nationwide

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When Americans Ending Abuse Board Member & author Leigh Ann Bryant’s prince-charming turned from the man of her dreams into the monster of her nightmares, she knew she had to do something to protect herself and her toddler son. One night, covered in blood from her husband’s knife, Leigh Ann, a 26-year-old registered nurse, shot and killed him [...]


Dallas Morning News: Rockwall News owner explains impact of seeing dad kill mom as child

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Ever wonder how family violence affects young children and impacts their lives? The founder of Americans Ending Abuse and the Lillian Smith Family Violence Foundation, J.J. Smith, who is also owner/publisher of The Rockwall News, was one of four family violence survivors featured yesterday in the year-long Dallas Morning News examination of domestic violence deaths [...]

Video Report: Tech Millionaire Who Beat Girlfriend 117 Times Ducks Jail Despite Damning Video

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  (HUFFINGTON POST) SAN FRANCISCO – Yeah, he only hit her 116 times anyway! No jail time needed for just that! Here’s another example that domestic violence is just not taken seriously enough in the courts: “RadiumOne CEO Gurbaksh Chahal pleaded guilty to misdemeanor domestic violence and battery charges last week, dodging 45 felony counts [...]