STAR of the Month : Bounty Killer wants end to domestic violence

March 03, 2017
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Norman Grindley/Chief Photo Editor Bounty Killer says the act of abusing women ridiculous and weird and crazy.
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Women protesting against gender-based violence.
In this 2012 photo, persons walk through sections of the corporate area to call for an end to violence against women and children.

Entertainer Bounty Killer has denounced violence against women stating that it is time for Jamaicans to live with each other in harmony.

"I find this act of abusing women ridiculous and weird and crazy, and I wonder where the hell is this coming from. As a youth growing up, people always a die but dem nature of death yah more serious and weird. Me all a hear sey dem a sell people organs and I don't know what to believe, but I have to wonder if it is a cult or something," Bounty Killer said.

The hardcore artiste is set to perform at a free concert being staged in recognition of International Women's Day 2017 next Wednesday.

"Domestic violence seems so weird right now because people used to fight inna dem house but the killings of women is sad. Dem nuh love woman ... It's weird and it's senseless, and in general we have to stop violence against each other," he said.

"We all have to unite and fight this and we are asking the world to come together. Until we are able to pull together we won't know what we are able to achieve. No matter how big the problem is or how strong the chain is, togetherness can overcome."

"Jamaicans are not together and we can't afford to wait until our daughters are on the losing end. I am campaigning from now because I can't afford to wait until it affects my sister or my daughter. Just join hands and we will see how strong we are. We can't just sit and just say this is the Government's work and police work. We must help the police and the Government fix the problems because united we stand and divided we fall," Bounty Killer said.

Bounty Killer's upcoming performance at the Women's Day concert was yesterday overshadowed by a call from the Tambourine Army, through Latoya Nugent, for him to be axed from the line-up due to allegations of domestic violence.


Alleged incident


Bounty Killer has had a couple of run-ins with the law after he was twice charged with assualt in 2010. One of the charge stemmed from an alleged incident in which he reportedly used a hammer to beat his girlfriend Racquel Smith.

He was freed of both charges in court.

Yesterday, Bounty Killer's manager, Bankelous, told THE WEEKEND STAR that the comments being made about the artiste are unfair, noting that the Warlord was never convicted of assault and that he has always maintained his innocence.

Bankelous said that the entertainer's management team will be contacting its attorney with a view to pursuing legal action against Nugent.

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