On March 5, 2009, Brown appeared in court, charged with two counts of felony assault.
While in her 20s, Banks says she was emotionally abused. But I will not tell you to leave, and I will not cut you off from him, because you'll just run out in the middle of the night and go straight back.'" Oprah.com: How to make an exit plan Dating violence doesn't just happen in Hollywood.
"He never hit me, but I would say there were blows to my spirit, blows to my emotional well-being every day," she says. It can take place in any neighborhood -- including yours. She had a spunky attitude and was very energetic," says Charli, a friend.
"We always thought he was a supporter, and he was a sweet person to her." Now that they've had to bury their close friend, Keisha and her friends hope others will learn from Charney's experience.
"We're hoping that Charney, what happened to her, people will look at it and realize that this type of situation isn't for you," Keisha says.
Police responded to a 911 call alleging domestic violence between singers Chris Brown and Rihanna last month.
Later that day, both pulled out of planned appearances at the Grammy Awards, and Brown turned himself into police.
It's the story that has brought dating violence into the national spotlight.
On February 8, 2009, police responded to a 911 call alleging domestic violence between singers Chris Brown and Rihanna.
"She is just as easily pulled into the cycle of abuse of going back." "I think we need to send love to both of them," Oprah says.