Cavaliers Should be Ashamed, Domestic Violence is No Joke

For Immediate Release: May 7, 2015

Contact: Molly Haigh, 907-750-1999,

UltraViolet: Cavaliers Should be Ashamed, Domestic Violence is No Joke

UltraViolet Co-Founder Nita Chaudhary issued the following statement in response to the Cleveland Cavaliers’ decision to create and air a short video making a joke of domestic violence at last night’s game against the Chicago Bulls:

“The Cleveland Cavaliers should be ashamed of themselves. If the last year has taught us anything, it’s that domestic violence is a very serious issue in America—three women die each and every day as a result of domestic abuse. With a national epidemic of violence against women, we simply cannot afford to have the NBA condone this kind of violence. The Cavaliers need to make this right. Whoever is responsible for this video should be fired immediately. ”

UltraViolet has spent the last year holding the NFL accountable on domestic violence after a string of high-profile abuse issues, including Ray Rice.

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