New exhibit at Pigeon Forge crime museum takes on domestic violence

May 19 marks the 25th anniversary of the murder of Nicole Brown Simpson, and a Pigeon Forge museum is using the occasion to highlight domestic violence./ Source: WVLT

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- May 19 marks the 25th anniversary of the murder of Nicole Brown Simpson, and a Pigeon Forge museum is using the occasion to take on domestic violence.

Alcatraz East Crime Museum plans to use the anniversary to bring attention domestic violence and the devastating impact of the crime.

"Domestic violence is a major problem that doesn't get the attention it should," explains Rachael Penman, director of artifacts and exhibits at Alcatraz East Crime Museum, in a news release. "We wanted to turn the focus back on Nicole's story, and how devastating the fear of domestic violence can be, as well as celebrate the special person she was to so many."

1 in every 4 women and 1 in every 9 men experience severe intimate partner physical violence, According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

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