The Grammys have nominated at least 5 men charged with domestic violence or assault

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Sunday’s Grammys are being applauded for highlighting domestic violence. President Obama delivered a PSA on sexual and domestic violence, and the White House’s “It’s On Us” campaign. Then activist Brooke Axtell performed spoken word about her experience as a survivor of sex trafficking and domestic violence. And finally Katy Perry sang a song, “By the Grace of God,” which may be about domestic abuse as well. The Grammys are getting criticized, however, for undercutting their anti-domestic violence messaging by having nominated Chris Brown, who pleaded guilty to assaulting his then-girlfriend, Rihanna, in 2009. And R Kelly married an underage Alliyah, when she was 15 and he was was 27, and was indicted on charges of making child pornography after a video surfaced in which he is seen having sex with and urinating on a 14-year old girl. He was ultimately acquitted but has settled several cases of sexual assault out of court.

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