Are people who choose to sit and watch/hear someone being abused physically just as bad/guilty as the abuser?

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My Bestfriend is in a situation that is very violent, physically, with her boyfriend. She won’t leave him, the more me and her family try to pull her away from him she holds on tighter. She refuses to even listen to her mom or dad and won’t allow her dad to harm him for harming her. She protects him, still caters to him and even lives with him now and has called me late at night crying because he beat her and when I tell her that I’m on my way to get her she always stops me and says “No, Don’t come.” After she just cried to me on the phone. She has even told me stories about how his two sisters and mom will be there sometimes when he attacks her, they’ll hear her screams of her telling him to stop, basically hear her fighting for her life and they never intervene so in my eyes they’re just as bad as him so she’s all around unsafe in that environment. She has a man that she thinks loves her that hits on her and his family who never even do something as simple as call the cops. They just listen and allow it to happen and when I went to the cops about it, nothing was done because I needed her, seeing as she is the victim and not me, to actually agree to file charges against him but she refused and I’m afraid for her life.
Are people who choose to sit and watch/hear someone being abused physically just as bad/guilty as the abuser?
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