After being herself physically abused by her ex-husband Mike Tyson, Robin Givens was sickened after hearing about R&B star Chris Brown’s alleged assault against his girl friend Rihanna. She has requested hip-hop heroes Diddy and Usher to speak out about domestic abuse because so many young African-American boys look up to them, and follow their lead.
Speaking on Oprah show in the U.S., Givens, the spokeswoman for America’s National Domestic Violence Hotline, said, “We can’t ignore the fact that young people are watching; my son is watching P. Diddy and Usher and loving them – they’re his heroes. I’m mentioning them because they are very much so role models. It would mean a lot for me… and the women that I deal with and talk to constantly for men (like that) to get appalled.”