Remove Briana and Matt from Little Women LA

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Remove Briana and Matt from Little Women LA

This petition had 2,630 supporters

Stephanie Lovey started this petition to Executive Producer Eric Detwiler and
For the last three seasons now fans of Little Women LA have watched the relationship between Matt and Briana develop from a budding online romance, into a fast-moving relationship, engagement, marriage, and pregnancy.  During this time several disturbing facts surrounding Briana's now-husband Matt Grundhoffer and his past have come to light which call into question the safety of Briana herself, her young daughter, and her fellow cast members. This new information leads us to believe that it is no longer appropriate for Matt and Briana to remain on the show.   According to public record the following charges were brought against Matt Grundhoffer between 2005-2012: Assault 2nd Degree Domestic Violence Felony Assault 2 - Strangulation Gross Misdemeanor - Assault 4th Degree Malicious Mischief - 3rd Degree The 4th degree assault charge appears to still be pending according to public record.  According to online reports, the police report surrounding the Felony Assault 2 charge notes that the victim had visible bruising around her neck.  While those charges were dropped, JUST BECAUSE A CHARGE WAS DROPPED DOES NOT MEAN A CRIME DID NOT OCCUR.  In addition to a history of violent behavior Matt has also demonstrated verbally abusive behavior towards his female cast-mates on camera, which has included both hate speech aimed at the little person community, and misogynistic words and comments used to intimidate and demean women. This has created a hostile environment for his co-workers that no one should have to tolerate - especially not on a network that claims to support women. Lastly, Matt's infidelity throughout his relationship with Briana has been not only chronicled, but given it's own special, by Lifetime TV, causing us to wonder why his poor behavior is being rewarded monetarily by the network.  Matt, Briana, and Lifetime TV are sending a dangerous message to women by ignoring the above facts and allegations. This message is that abuse, infidelity, disrespect towards women and hostility towards co-workers should be both tolerated and excused.  We, the public, are being sent a clear message that a woman should overlook a man's violent criminal record; that we should allow a man to alienate us from our family and friends; that we should give him chance after chance when we are cheated on; that we are to blame for being cheated on in the first place; that our co-workers can use sexist and prejudicial language to refer to us without consequence. Is this really what Lifetime Network and the FemMovement is supposed to stand for?   Please help me send Lifetime, A&E, and their sponsors the message that we do not have any interest in financially supporting an alleged abuser, a misogynist, and a bigot by signing my petition.   BY SIGNING WE HAVE STATED THAT WE WILL NOT BE WATCHING THE NEXT SEASON OF LITTLE WOMEN LA OR PURCHASING FROM ANY KNOWN SPONSORS OF THE SHOW SO LONG AS BRIANA AND MATT AND PART OF LIFETIME TV PROGRAMMING.  

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This petition had 2,630 supporters