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LaViolette = Regret?

I was thinking about how many people Arias has managed to throw under the bus and after hearing about Ms. Alyce LaViolette’s (the defense expert currently on the stand in the Jodi Arias murder trial) speaking engagement being cancelled in Long Beach yesterday I thought I would check out the review of her book on Amazon. It is called “It Could Happen To Anyone: Why Battered Women Stay” (2nd edition) Here are a few of the Amazon Reviews:


1.  This is one of the nicer ones:


1.0 out of 5 stars Don’t waste your money on this garbage., April 5, 2013


L.RossiSee all my reviews

This review is from: It Could Happen To Anyone: Why Battered Women Stay (Paperback)

“Read this book if you want to send your life in downward spiral – the book reeks of hostility to men, and you will be trapped in your fear and loneliness forever. Author of the book is so obviously outdated in her knowledge of what it takes for a woman to survive in 2013, I wonder if she still lives in the 70s. She states rather obvious facts, but does not offer any solution for those who are trapped in abusive situation or those survivors of domestic violence who learning how to heal their life . Don’t waste your money. Look at the books by Lundy Bancroft or Edward Kubany instead.

By the way, Ms. LaViolette cashed on the bloody murder, and her professional opinion is for sale. She collaborates with attorney who is specializing in defending child molesters and rapists – how is THAT for domestic violence advocate?”


2. Here’s one from someone who actually read the book:


1.0 out of 5 stars Devastating, April 5, 2013


Cooper (San Diego, California) – See all my reviews

This review is from: It Could Happen To Anyone: Why Battered Women Stay (Paperback)

“After I read this book, it made me feel like I was the victim, I had to be put on a 72 hour hold because my psychologist thought I was suicidal she advised me that Alyce LaViolette is very manipulative and has a reputation of being a controller.”


3. And from someone following the Arias trial:


1.0 out of 5 stars The get away with man murder Manuel!, April 6, 2013


Malissa WilliamsSee all my reviews

This review is from: It Could Happen To Anyone: Why Battered Women Stay (Paperback)

“Great book for anyone planning to murder the man in her life!! What? That a**-hole is a FLIRT???? And he LIED about his level of sexual experience????? Well that pig just deserves to be stabbed 27 times, have his throat cut to the spine, and because he also call you a crazy, evil, sociopath ( hmmmmm…) go ahead and cap him in rhe face with a 25. Yep, then call Ms. Alyce Laviolette! If you have $300.00 per hour ( and beware, she is long winded and LOVES, to tell story’s) she will tell the world why that “terrorist” had it comin! Oh, and if that jerk in your life had a less than perfect childhood, and you were ever whacked by a spoon , well girl, you’re as good as innocent!”


I would feel sorry for this woman but she accepted the job of supporting a violent stalker/ murderess without giving any credence to the other side of the story.  As of this writing there are 403 one star reviews (the lowest you can give) and only 17 five star reviews (the highest). There is no option for zero stars, by the way.