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January 7, 2010

NNEDV today commended Hanesbrands for ending its advertising campaign featuring Charlie Sheen, who was arrested on December 25th for allegedly perpetrating violence against his wife.   

“We applaud Hanes for taking a strong stance against domestic violence,” said Sue Else, NNEDV’s president.  “By pulling the ads, Hanes is sending a powerful message that domestic abuse is absolutely intolerable.  Sheen’s record of repeated violence against multiple partners is despicable, and Hanes did the right thing by dropping him.” 

Approximately 2.3 million people in the United States suffer from domestic violence each year.   One in four women will experience domestic violence at some point in her life, and an average of three women are killed every day at the hands of a current or former intimate partner.   

“High-profile cases of domestic violence remind us how widespread the problem is in every corner of the country and in all walks of life,” Else said.  “We urge communities to take action to stem the rampant violence and support survivors of domestic abuse.”