REESE WITHERSPOON has talked openly with her kids about RIHANNA's infamous bust-up with CHRIS BROWN to teach them about domestic violence.
The Legally Blonde star, the global ambassador for the Speak Out Against Domestic Violence campaign, decided to have a frank conversation with her daughter Ava, 12, and eight-year-old son Deacon about what went down between the stars in 2009.
And Witherspoon, who previously revealed she has had friends who were victims of abuse, insists it's important for youngsters to be educated about the issue.
She tells People.com, "My daughter knows what happened (with Rihanna and Brown). My son knows as well. We talk about what is abuse. I think it's important to talk to our daughters - and our sons - in order to educate them at an early age about what's appropriate and what is absolutely not acceptable.
"We talk about domestic violence and what that means. Although the concept is somewhat foreign to them, they're starting to understand that this happens to families in our country and all throughout the world."
Brown is still on probation after he landed a criminal conviction for his brutal altercation with Rihanna.
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