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Celebrity victims of dating violence

He too partnered withe the "Real Men" campaign in the effort to end domestic violence.

His father was eventually jailed, but not before his brother took his own life to escape the suffering.

According to the Childhood Domestic Violence Association, five million children witness domestic violence each year in the US.

Joe Torre is a former MLB player, MLB manager, and is even featured in the baseball hall of fame.

Men have an important role to play in sending out the message that real men do not hurt or abuse their partners." —Ian Somerhalder British actor and radio DJ Reggie Yates, best known for his role as Leo Jones in Doctor Who and for his work at BBC in radio and television, also chose to take part in the "Real Men" campaign against domestic violence.

Men are physically stronger and have no place abusing that power.

Everyone has problems, and arguments happen, but that's when a real man uses his intelligence to talk it out." —Matt Lanter Jermain Defoe is a professional soccer player from England and is a striker for Premier League club Sunderland.

"When I heard that one in four women is affected by domestic violence in their lifetime, I was horrified. A real man is happy to support the women in his life and appreciate them. Violence just doesn't make any sense." —Reggie Yates 90210 actor Matt Lanter joined the "Real Men" campaign in 2011 as well.