Last Wednesday, X17 caught Liv Tyler intervening in an instance of apparent child abuse, when a woman struck a boy repeatedly on the street in Los Feliz in Los Angeles.
Liv was driving alone when she saw the incident taking place on the sidewalk - an older woman who appeared to be a grandmother or caretaker for a boy was screaming at him and hitting him on the chest as he sat in his stroller wailing. Liv pulled over on the side of the road and reprimanded the woman, and when she made her way back to her car, she told X17 photographers, "When I saw that, I couldn't take it. I had to do something."
Well, Liv's good deed didn't go unnoticed...today the ladies on The View had a lively discussion about the incident and they even gave X17online a shout out for being the first to break the story! Thanks girls! After showing X17's pictures of a distraught looking Liv confronting the woman, Elizabeth, Whoopi, Joy, Barbara and Sherri chatted about discipline and parenting techniques, and how each of them would have reacted in the situation.
Oh, and Good Morning America is going to talk about the incident on tomorrow's show as well - it looks like this story has sparked discussion in the media and with women's groups everywhere! Hey, we're just glad we were able to document the incident on camera...it's helped raise awareness for child abuse and now we know what good samaritan Liv is!