Crooner Michael Bolton has launched a five-year campaign to encourage to
men to take domestic violence seriously - in a bid to halt rising cases of
abuse on women.
The WHEN A MAN LOVES A WOMAN singer has joined forces with LAW + ORDER
star Mariska Hargitay as the celebrity voices behind a new incentive to lobby
politicians to pass a new Violence Against Women law, that will severely punish
A spokesman for Bolton says, "There's no personal history. It's just a
passion for him. He believes someone has to help battered women, and it's more
powerful if that comes from a man.
"Michael is a friend of JOE TORRE (NEW YORK YANKEES baseball coach) and he
lived that life growing up, so Michael is partly doing it for him."
Bolton is also producing a new TV movie, all about domestic violence, with
celebrated film-maker MARYANN DeLEO.