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Campbell Live Story Domestic Violence

Filed under: Domestic Violence — JohnPotter @ 10:52 am Thu 27th April 2006

Can you please help? URGENT.

We are doing a story on men who are physically assaulted by their female partners, a story that is rarely told. We are looking to talk with a woman who is a reformed husband abuser to talk with John Campbell regarding her experiences and what she did to help herself.

The aim of this story is to help men who are victims of domestic violence, as well as the women who abuse, who need help. Can hide identity if needed.

Please call Solina on 021 897 815 / [email protected]


  1. Go Campbell!!

    Comment by Mark Lloyd — Thu 27th April 2006 @ 1:42 pm

  2. Neat, Its about time.

    Comment by jadie — Thu 27th April 2006 @ 2:46 pm

  3. look forward to watching

    Comment by julie — Thu 27th April 2006 @ 2:59 pm

  4. Do you think Campbell will do a documentary on how the Child Support System is ripping everyone off?

    Comment by Deb — Fri 28th April 2006 @ 6:34 pm

  5. Indeed Deb – if he did it would be a ratings winner. Once the public understand that Child Support is not the same thing as child support we’ll be on the road to reform.

    Comment by John Self — Fri 28th April 2006 @ 8:14 pm

  6. Copy of E-mail sent to Solina.

    Dear Solina,

    We spoke briefly regarding the Domestic Violence I suffered, there is however another aspect regarding the issue of Domestic Violence towards men and what resource do men have available if an incident of abuse occurs?

    Jim Bagnall and I put a wriiten proposal seeking the assistance of the West Auckland Police to establish a refuge network for men running along a similar type of Operation that Womens Refuge currently provide.
    We were threatened by the Area Commander Inspector Mark O’Connor with prosecution and imprisonment under extremely vague legislation for wishing to try and provide such a service.
    This is documented in his letter dated 27th January 2005.
    These documents are available to Campbell Live and I am happy to provide copy should you wish to truly expose the bias and systematic ignorance towards men and fathers.

    Kind Regards
    Paul Catton

    Comment by paulc — Fri 28th April 2006 @ 9:25 pm

  7. Hey Deb
    Emailed John Campbell weeks ago to do Child Support. I don’t think he wants to touch it.
    at this stage, anyway

    Comment by julie — Fri 28th April 2006 @ 10:13 pm

  8. Hi All
    just receieved an email from Solina. Guess there is some interest in doing a programm if they have enough material and people coming forward with their stories.

    At this stage i suggest send in your stuff… could be a step towards achieving something. If not then we are still where we were.

    Give it a go.

    Comment by STAR — Fri 28th April 2006 @ 10:27 pm

  9. hmmm
    domestic violence female on male …

    let me think …

    I’m sure, with the benefit of hindsight, I have been made to feel guilty, asked to explain where I have been, been insulted, been told to do things I really don’t want to do, had to hand over some of the income I have earned to the ex, etc.

    These all meet the official definition of violence touted by The Sisterhood via their femi-nazi run Living Without Violence courses.

    My God – I’ve been violated!

    Get me help!
    I need a refuge!
    I need ACC counselling!
    I need money!!!

    Comment by Al D Rado — Sun 30th April 2006 @ 9:14 pm

  10. Maybe we should all email John Campbell and tell him our side of the story re child support, that way he will get a tonne of emails and you’d think he’d do something about it!! Might even phone him ….. Yeah totally believe it would be a ratings winner!! Mind you emailed Sunday and Fair Go but they didn’t want a bar of it because it was “Family Related”!! Hard case I thought because the whole system isn’t a “Fair Go”!

    Comment by Deb — Tue 2nd May 2006 @ 10:48 pm

  11. Well I just email John Campell Live with a few facts on what we’re going through with Child Support, see if he answers! I think we should all do this, the more information he gets the better!

    Comment by Deb — Tue 2nd May 2006 @ 11:13 pm

  12. Have sent this email to Solina @ TV3 with regards to the segment on Campbell Live earlier this week .What a load of bollix it was!!!!! “I am sure that we all awaited this programme with keen interest only to feel hugely let down by the crap that was served up masquerading as journalism. I have emailed Solina who had a post on here re the show and include it here The article re men suffering abuse by females was keenly anticipated by many poor males who are either currently, or have been subjected to, enduring this situation.The promotional byeline for the programme……..”If he beats you,you leave.If she beats you,where do you go?….was an excellent attention-grabber.Unfortunately,this question was never answered (perhaps because no credible reply exists!). I am aware that a letter,sent from a senior policeman serving in West Auckland, (with reference to a men’s shelter along the lines of Women’s Refuge), in which he threatened the individuals proposing the establishment with summary arrest,was brought to your attention ,but seemingly saw fit not to convey to your audience. The whole piece proved to be a token nod at a serious issue that seemed to go to great lengths to attempt to minimise the core subject perceived to be an attempt to assuage the feminist-leaning congregation amongst your viewers.As far as “hard-hitting” (no pun intended) journalism goes,a light slap with a feather duster would have had more impact!!”

    Comment by Mike — Sat 6th May 2006 @ 12:57 pm

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