According to People, Party of Five actor Jeremy London’s girlfriend called the Palm Springs Police Department on Friday saying he assaulted her after an argument over the custody of their child. ¬†London’s rep, Dominic Friesen, stated, “This is a false allegation and we understand that the police have to follow protocol in issuing and arrest warrant ‚ÄĒ standard when any woman files a complaint of domestic abuse. ¬† However, no such abuse occurred and these allegations will soon be proven false.” ¬† Further, Friesen said, “Jeremy’s legal counsel is cooperating with authorities and a factual account of the incident is on record. ¬† We anticipate Jeremy to be cleared of any wrongdoing as he continues to enjoy fatherhood and embrace sobriety.”
What are the first three steps to take if you’ve been assaulted by your partner?
1. Tell someone: Don’t keep the information to yourself; it’ll make you vulnerable. ¬†Tell someone you trust.
2. Get help: Call the police and/or a domestic violence agency to get help.
3. Leave: If you’re assaulted by your partner, that means they don’t respect you. ¬†The best thing you can do for yourself is to leave the relationship.
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