facebook
twitter
search
search

O'Donnell blogs about Hudson tragedy

Oct. 28, 2008 at 4:38 PM
1 of 3
| License Photo

NEW YORK, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. actress and television personality Rosie O'Donnell is using the triple homicide of Jennifer Hudson's family members to discuss domestic violence.

Hudson's mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew were shot to death in Chicago Friday. Police are talking to her sister's estranged husband about the slayings. He is being held on an alleged parole violation, but he has not been charged in the Hudson family shootings.

"The family tragedy of Jennifer Hudson -- no words will do -- a grief too hard to comprehend," Usmagazine.com quoted O'Donnell as saying on her Web site.

"Guns and domestic violence are a lethal combination -- injuring and killing women every day in the United States," she added. "A gun is the weapon most commonly used in domestic homicides. In fact, more than three times as many women are murdered by guns used by their husbands or intimate acquaintances than are killed by strangers' guns, knives or other weapons combined. Contrary to many public perceptions, many women who are murdered are killed not by strangers but by men they know."

O'Donnell used to have her own television talk show and was a moderator on "The View."

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Kelly Clarkson, Ed Sheeran, Flo Rida to perform during Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular
Kourtney Kardashian's beau Scott Disick seen partying in Monte Carlo
Watch Kate Hudson sing 'The Star-Spangled Banner' for the 4th of July
Corey Feldman, Paul Reubens, Patton Oswalt lend voices to 'Minecraft: Story Mode' characters
Kelly Rutherford reunites with her children in New York City