Emma Roberts Arrested After Bloody Dispute With Boyfriend Evan Peters

Emma Roberts arrested for domestic violence

Actress and Julia Roberts‘ niece Emma Roberts was arrested in Montreal on July 7th for domestic violence against her American Horror Story star boyfriend Evan Peters, according to TMZ.

Apparently, somebody called the police to Roberts and Peters’ hotel room. When law enforcement arrived, they saw that Peters’ nose was bloody and he had a bite mark on him (though TMZ’s sources deny this), so Roberts was arrested right away. However, Peters did not want to press charges, leading to Roberts’ release shortly after.

In a statement to Us Weekly, their reps said this:

“It was an unfortunate incident and misunderstanding. Ms. Roberts was released after questioning and the couple are working together to move past it.”

Bloody noses and biting are not indicative of “an unfortunate incident,” nor a “misunderstanding.” We know better than that. This is a reminder that pretty, successful 22-year-old women can be abusive partners, too. While domestic violence is generally seen as a male-on-female crime, there are absolutely instances of it occurring in the opposite direction; it is equally sad, equally awful. Right now, until more details come to light, we can only hope that both will seek help for this.

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    • Cee

      I wonder if the stigma of being a man being hit by a girl stopped him from pressing charges. That’s just awful though. I do hope they get help, though from the statement it looks like its just being brushed off.

      • Samantha_Escobar

        Absolutely. Also, I quoted you on the other article i just posted about this all. Thanks for being such a great reader, dude.

      • Cee

        Aw shucks! *blush*

    • Highwall

      I’m an old guy at 55 (been married [happily, she tells me] for 31 years) so my opinions are probably very outdated, but here you go… these are The Relationship Violence Rules..

      1) It is a man’s responsibility to protect his partner. No man may never strike or grab his partner in anger. A man may protect himself from an attacking partner, but may not employ strikes to do so, ever, even if he receives a beating (see Rule # 2). Grabbing is acceptable in self-defense to protect one’s self or the partner.

      2) If someone in a relationship grabs or strikes their partner the victim must immediately end the relationship. No exceptions, no excuses, no take-backs, no forgiveness. If you marry a violent person it is much harder to end it, but it has to be done. It’s similar to cheating: if they do it once they’ll do it again, violence is not something you ‘get out of your system’. Take that from a veteran of 25 years as an Emergency/Trauma RN in a city with a metro population of 1.4 million.

      3) Since a man may never attack a female, a female may use any means necessary to defend herself from an attacking male. Up to and including the use of firearms.

      4) It is a father’s responsibility to ensure that his daughters know how to defend themselves. It is also a father’s responsibility to teach his daughters coping- mechanisms so they are able to keep their anger in check and not attack their partners. It is a father’s responsibility to teach his sons that they must follow Rule # 1. Forever. No exceptions.

      Of course, a father must be involved in the lives of his children for Rule # 4 to take effect. Barring that, if a single mother wants to teach her sons how to behave with women an excellent example may be found in the movies of John Wayne.

    • Chuck

      Woman hits man equal…now major coverage. Now, if he would have hit her…female talk shows would have ran a series of shows. Double standard lives.