News: Chris Brown & Rihanna's Domestic Abuse Got Kids' Attention, Says Reese Witherspoon

Wednesday, Feb 29, 2012 5:36PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Three years later and the domestic dispute involving R&B singers Chris Brown and Rihanna is still being talked about as Hollywood star Reese Witherspoon claims their incident even caught the attention of her kids.

Although her children were not even in their teens when the fight took place, Witherspoon said they realize what took place between the former couple.

Witherspoon's two children - daughter Ava, 12, and son Deacon, 8 - have also talked with their mother about a recent public case: the felony assault by Chris Brown on then-girlfriend Rihanna in February 2009, after which he pleaded guilty. "My daughter knows what happened. My son knows as well," says the Oscar winner. "We talk about what is abuse. I think it's important to talk to our daughters - and our sons - in order to educate them at an early age about what's appropriate and what is absolutely not acceptable." (PEOPLE)

Over the weekend, actor Seth Rogen took aim at Brown during the Spirit Awards.

This weekend, Seth Rogen joined the growing ranks of Chris Brown critics. Hosting the Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday (Feb. 25), the comedian was certainly riskier than Billy Crystal at last night's Oscars, the award show Rogen compared to the Grammys telecast two weeks ago. "You say a few hateful things, they don't let you within a few hundred yards of the Oscars," Rogen said, referring to Oscar producer Brett Ratner's firing over derogatory gay comments. "You can literally beat the sh*t out of a nominee and they'll ask you to perform twice at the Grammys," he said, referring to -- but of course -- Chris Brown. (Billboard)

Just last week, country star Miranda Lambert and professional wrestler CM Punk went at Breezy.

"I never intended to include Chris Brown's name in one of my tweets to start some sort of a controversy or gain publicity," Punk said in a video. "Now that he's thrown accusions my way about using steroids, I feel the need to reply. ... I don't hit women, period -- In my world, women are to be revered and respected and I firmly believe that in this life, there are consequences and repercussions for people's actions and I don't think Chris has paid for what he's done. ... So Chris wants to throw stones my way now, and I say that's fine, but put some gloves on and get in the ring. I will choke you out and I will make you feel as weak and as powerless and scared and alone as any woman who has had the misfortune of knowing a sad, cowardly little boy such as yourself." (TwitVid)

Despite the criticism, Brown and RiRi recently reunited for a couple new records.

Chris Brown and Rihanna are back together, musically speaking. Two songs featuring the singers hit the Internet on Monday. Brown sings on the remix of Rihanna's sexually charged song "Birthday Cake," and she's on the remix of his upbeat tune "Turn Up the Music." Brown tweeted a link to the new version of "Turn Up the Music" on Monday, and Rihanna later retweeted it. She also tweeted about the remix for "Birthday Cake." (Washington Post)

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