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MIKE RINDER ASSAULTED MY MOTHER, PERMANENTLY DISABLING HER: In 2010, my “father” grabbed my mom’s arms, crushing and twisting them so hard that she sustained lacerations, bruises, nerve damage, and a shoulder injury.


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Across the globe women are being celebrated — March 8 being International Woman’s Day!

This is a time to honor the women in our lives and throughout the world. The many achievements of women come to the fore on this day.

The day is also observed with #ENDviolence in support of taking action against domestic violence. On this day organizations large and small come together to show women just how valuable they are in today’s society. That would include the idea that they must not be abused in any way, ever.

The 2022 International Woman’s Day theme is #BreakTheBias. This can mean something to each of us. For me it is an opportunity to continue to raise awareness about the bias I have experienced in my own quest for justice for my mom after her domestic violence attack by my father, Mike Rinder. A physical attack that has left her permanently damaged.

#BreakTheBias -- This means that my father, Mike Rinder needs to own up to his abuse of my mom and stop victim shaming her.

Another way that #BreakTheBias applies is when it comes to others who are inhumane enough to partake in shaming another woman’s pain. That bias, hate and intolerance must stop. Specifically, Leah Remini has the gall to continually attempt to victim shame another woman, my mother. She has wholeheartedly lied about my mom and even ridiculed her for the loss of an infant child.

My father and Leah Remini have taken every opportunity they can on their iHeart podcast to attempt to justify his attack on my mother by making up stories about it – complete fabrications. The two of them cannot and must not continue to be supported in their very bigoted podcast. I am taking some additional actions along this front with iHeart.

Those are examples of how NOT to support and empower women. Let’s use this day to encourage people not to abuse women.

To all women across the world – we celebrate you and your hard work and most of all for being the ones who bear the most beautiful gift of all – new life. Be safe. Be Healthy. Be abuse free!

Lots of love Taryn

This week Ms. Angelina Jolie spoke up about the urgency and importance of the Violence Against Women Act.

She could not have spoken more truthful words regarding the need for this act as it relates to victims of domestic abuse. She stated: “[Domestic abuse victims] still carry the pain and trauma of their abuse.”

My mother is a victim of domestic abuse. The abuse was at the hands of my own father, Mike Rinder. My mom is in literal pain every day of her life because of his attack. That pain and trauma Ms. Jolie spoke of is real.

And domestic abuse is rarely contained to just one victim. In my case, I was a witness to my father’s attack on my mother. It took me a long time to speak up about his abuse to try not only to get justice for my mom, but to raise awareness of this issue.

When Ms. Jolie spoke of those “who are terrified and suffering at this moment”— in relation to domestic violence—this is too real. To know that right now, as I write, there are children who themselves are being abused and/or live in an abusive home is abhorrent to me.

Each of us can make a difference by supporting domestic violence victims and demanding that justice be affected against perpetrators of domestic abuse like my father, Mike Rinder.

Thank you.

14 Feb 2022 is here – Many flowers, chocolates, hearts and cards are exchanged by all of us on this holiday, all to express love to each other. Whether this love is for a friend, sibling, parent, spouse, partner or child, it is that love expressed that makes this holiday special to me.

To see this care, love and kindness all around is really nice. Please don’t forget to express your love this Valentine’s Day!

The flip side of the coin is: when those who, by human nature, should love and care for you, and don’t. My father, Mike Rinder due to his abuse of my mother (which destroyed her physically and leaves her in pain every day) and the constant hate he spreads about myself and my family, allows for no such love between us.

He manipulates his “friends”—Leah Remini and others—to continue to assist him in denying his domestic violence and victim shaming my mom. Just last week Leah Remini had the audacity to accuse my mom, who will be in pain for the rest of her life, of “pretending to be a victim of abuse.” Unbelievable.

Let’s continue to end support for men and those who harass others and spread hate and foster violence. And instead encourage love, kindness and all things Valentines!


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