The typical progression looks something like this:
A child witnesses domestic violence and learns that violence is an acceptable way to solve problems. Violence is normal. That child never receives help.
Chris Brown Talks Growin' Up In Domestic Violence
Child grows up to assault a partner.
Chris Brown Under Investigation for Felony Battery
R&B singer Chris Brown booked on suspicion of making felony criminal threats
Chris Brown In Legal Trouble For Allegedly Assaulting A Woman
Chris Brown Assault: Rihanna & Chris Brown Cancel Grammys Appearance Over Domestic Violence Investigation
GRAMMY DRAMA: Chris Brown Investigated In Domestic Violence & Felony Battery Charges!
Chris Brown Wanted In Domestic Violence Charge, Rihanna Cancels Grammy Appearance!
The abuser begins to be held accountable for his actions.
Chris Brown's Bottom Line Takes Beating (what a title)
Wrigley suspends Chris Brown, Rihanna silent
Will More Radio Stations Stop Playing Chris Brown?
Is Chris Brown's Career Already Over?
He attempts to justify his actions, making it all her fault.
Did Rihanna Give Chris Brown an STD
Rihanna gave Chris Brown Herpes?
If that doesn't work, he attempts to discredit her story, by making her look crazy or by making her the "real" or the "worse" abuser.
Chris Brown fights back: Insiders claim Rihanna beat Brown, has history of violence
And we move smoothly into victim blaming, where she deserved it and all of their friends think she's the one who's crazy. If she's the one to blame that means he doesn't get punished, and she learns never to calls the cops again.