In an emotional interview, Evelyn Braxton is speaking out against the abuse that her daughter, Tamar Braxton, endured in her nearly 10-year marriage.
“It was definitely a volatile relationship,” Ms. Braxton says during a phone conversation from Atlanta, Georgia. “This has been going on for years.”
The matriarch of the Braxton family says Tamar’s estranged husband, Vincent Herbert, was both physically and emotionally abusive throughout the marriage, something that has long been kept secret—until now.
“Everybody saw Vince as a knight and shining armor, [but] behind closed doors that’s a horse of another color,” Evelyn Braxton says. “I’m tired of [Tamar] being abused and misused.”
Ms. Braxton first made claims about the alleged abuse while she was approached by TMZ photographers at Los Angeles International Airport. “I love Vince, but I don’t want him to kill my child,” she said just days after Tamar filed for divorce. About a week later, reports claimed that Tamar was “upset” with her mother for going public and refused to film with her for their reality show.
Evelyn says, however, that she and her youngest daughter are doing just fine and are “talking” and “hugging.”
“They say the truth shall set you free. They’ve been trying to hide it for years. And I have the audacity to tell the truth,” she says.
Part of telling the truth is also exposing WE tv, which airs the ratings giants Braxton Family Values and Tamar & Vince. “We spoke up about it on the ‘Braxton Family Values’ but they would not show it. They would show all the other girls and their husbands, but when it came to Vince, they took it out of the show,” she reveals.
When asked if she ever addressed Herbert over his alleged abuse, Evelyn Braxton, who temporarily lived in the couple’s Los Angeles home, says his response was always that Tamar’s “mouth” was to blame. “It’s always ‘it’s Tamar’s mouth’…it’s always someone else. That does not give you the right to abuse her. Everybody has a mouth. Everyone should have the right to say what they want. Are you trying to beat [her] into submissiveness? No one has the right,” she says.
Last year, a 911 call placed from a Ritz-Carlton hotel in Atlanta claimed that Vince and Tamar had been involved in a domestic dispute. Vince reportedly bit Tamar’s hand and caused the singer to bleed. No police report was ever filed.
Ms. Braxton confirms that the reports of the hotel altercation were indeed true. She also revealed that Tamar’s older sisters tried to intervene in the marriage to no avail. “Her sisters have been trying to fight Vince for a long time but it was always denied,” she says.
Ms. Braxton says she is choosing to speak out now not only because she wants her daughter to be safe, but also wants to put an end to domestic violence at large. “I think too many women are abused, and it’s high time that we stand up and stop this madness,” she says. “Do you know how many women are killed each year? I just don’t want Tamar to be a part of that.
“If anything happens to Tamar, that’s Logan’s (Tamar and Vince’s son) loss. That’s my loss. That’s her family’s loss. I don’t want that kind of pain,” she adds. “Enough is enough. I don’t care how much they smile. I don’t care how much they pretend.”
When asked about the possibility of Tamar changing her mind about the divorce, Ms. Braxton had this to say: “For the person who is abused sometimes they do change their mind. Their mind is so wrapped up in the fact that maybe it was my fault, or I can change them, or maybe I didn’t love him right or do the right thing; or maybe my family is too involved and it’s my family that’s separating us. They convince themselves of that because their minds are weak. If they were strong people they would get out of it the first time.”
She does hope, however, that Tamar is able to move on with her life.
“It’s too bad they couldn’t work it out, however, I’m tired of her being abused and misused. And I’m tired of being in the middle of it. It’s harder than what you think,” she says. “Sometimes you have to move forward, even when we don’t want to. Life is extremely short and things can happen within the twinkling of an eye. This too shall pass.”
Jennifer Lopez flaunts her abs ahead of 50th birthday: ‘Queen of aging backwards’
Jennifer Lopez is gearing up to celebrate her 50th birthday in a matter of days. But fans are predicting that she might actually be aging backward after she posted a photo on Instagram on Thursday with her abs on full display.
The singer, who’s currently on her It’s My Party tour, took to her social media to give a shout-out to the fast-approaching Leo season while posing in a workout set.
“How is it fair to be this good looking,” one person commented, while another said, “Yes mama shine like no other.”
Fellow singer Kacey Musgraves also took to Lopez’s comments to deem her the “Queen of aging backward.”
Lopez, whose birthday is on July 24, won’t be taking to the stage on her birthday. It’s likely she’ll be celebrating the milestone year in Florida, where she’ll perform in Orlando on July 23, and then in Miami on July 25. Her fourth concert tour, which she recently started documenting on her YouTube channel, ends on August 11.
TV ONE’S ORIGINAL MOVIE “SINS OF THE FATHER” PREMIERES TONIGHT AT 8 P.M. ET/7C
New Thriller Kicks Off Month-Long Slate of LOVE, LIES & MURDER Movies and Features Deitrick Haddon, A.J. Johnson, Clifton Powell, Terayle Hill, Angela Davis, and Danny Pardo
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(ATLANTA) – July 7, 2019 – TV One’s original film SINS OF THE FATHER premieres Sunday, July 7 at 8 P.M./7C, immediately followed by an encore presentation at 10 P.M./9C. The film stars Deitrick Haddon (The Gospel), A.J. Johnson (Baby Boy), Clifton Powell (Ray), Terayle Hill (Merry Wishmas), Angela Davis (I Feel Pretty) and Danny Pardo (SEAL Team). SINS OF THE FATHER is the first movie to kick off TV One’s month of LOVE, LIES & MURDER films which features a series of stories that explore the dark side of love including deceit, betrayal, obsession, and jealousy.
Inspired by TV One’s true crime programming, SINS OF THE FATHER follows Detectives Phylicia Richardson (Johnson) and Perez (Pardo) as they investigate the vicious murder of first lady Karen Burnett (Davis), the beloved wife of Pastor Clarence Burnett (Haddon). The crime sends shock waves through the couple’s close knit Atlanta community and the police are forced to take a deeper look into the Burnett’s inner circle, including Pastor Burnett’s son Robert Banks (Hill). As the interrogation unfolds, family secrets of abuse, infidelity, lust and cruelty are revealed within the Burnett household. The detectives soon discover that the ungodly actions of one person can have a deadly impact on many.
“In a culture where #ChurchHurt has been the trending topic, this film will give the viewer insight on how wolves in sheep’s clothing operate,” said gospel artist and film star Haddon. “Buckle your seatbelt because it’s about to get real!”
SINS OF THE FATHER is written by Katrina O’Gilvie and directed by Jamal Hill, with Leah Daniels-Butler and George Pierre as Casting Directors. The film was produced by Swirl Films, with Eric Tomosunas serving as Executive Producer. Keith Neal, James Seppelfrick, Ron Robinson and Darien Baldwin serve as producers. For TV One, Karen Peterkin is the Executive Producer in Charge of Production, Donyell McCullough is Senior Director of Talent & Casting, and Brigitte McCray is Senior Vice President of Original Programming and Production.
LAPD opens internal affairs inquiry in Nipsey Hussle murder
Los Angeles police have opened an internal affairs investigation into why the woman who drove the getaway car in the aftermath of rapper Nipsey Hussle’s killing was sent home when she tried to turn herself in during the manhunt for the shooter.
The LAPD’s Office of the Inspector General confirmed Monday that the Internal Affairs Group is investigating a desk officer’s response at the 77th Street station. Capt. Gisselle Espinoza, an LAPD spokeswoman, said the matter is under administrative investigation and she couldn’t release more details.
Grand jury testimony shows the woman who drove the suspect, Eric R. Holder, away from the March 31 shooting had gone to the station because her car and license plate were on the news.
“Oh my God,” the woman, whose name has not been released, testified that she told her mother. “My car is on here and everything, and I didn’t do anything. I didn’t know this boy was gonna do this.”
Her mother called police but was told detectives wouldn’t be available until 6 a.m. the next day, grand jury transcripts show.
When they arrived at the station the next morning, the front desk officer said “don’t worry about it” and “don’t listen to the news,” the transcript shows. The woman left the station, returning later to speak to detectives after her mother called police again.
LAPD Detective Cedric Washington testified that the woman had been turned away.
“That is true according to the desk officer that I spoke to about it,” Washington said.
“OK. He apparently missed a briefing in the chief’s press conference that day, I guess,” Deputy District Attorney John McKinney said.
Josh Rubenstein, an LAPD spokesman, said Monday in an email that the internal investigation began a few days ago.
“While the initial indications pointed to a miscommunication, we have initiated an administrative investigation to ensure all policies and procedures were followed,” Rubenstein wrote. “We will review all statements that have already been given, interview all of the individuals involved, and look for any potential body cam video that may have captured the interchange.”
Rubenstein told the Los Angeles Times last week there didn’t appear to be any misconduct.
“She was not making herself clear of what she was doing,” Rubenstein said, noting that the officer believed the woman was reporting that someone was just recording video of her car on television.
A grand jury on May 9 returned an indictment charging Holder, 29, with murder, attempted murder and other felonies. He has pleaded not guilty.
The woman testified that Holder was a friend she had known for about a month and that she believed the two were just stopping at a shopping center for food.
She saw Hussle standing outside his South Los Angeles clothing store, The Marathon, expressed her excitement and took a picture with him after overhearing Holder and Hussle’s conversation about “snitching.”
The woman and Holder had pulled out of the shopping center and into a nearby gas station when Holder loaded a gun, told her he would be back and walked back to the shopping center, the woman testified.
She said she heard two gunshots, and Holder returned moments later telling her to drive. She said she didn’t learn Hussle had been shot until later that night.
Witnesses heard Holder and Hussle, both of whom have ties to the Rollin’ 60s street gang, discussing “snitching” minutes before Hussle was shot, according to the transcripts.
Holder was arrested two days later about 20 miles (32 kilometers) from the crime scene.
Hussle, 33, whose real name is Ermias Ashgedom, was a long-respected rapper who had just broken through with a Grammy-nominated album before he was shot and killed.
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