Domestic violence can affect anyone. Even Hollywood’s seemingly “perfect” couples.
Three months after settling her divorce from Johnny Depp, Amber Heard is speaking out in an emotional PSA. The 30-year-old actress opened up as a part of the #Girlgaze project, launched in honor of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Towards Women.
Heard chokes up as she replays the things that went through her head as she found herself becoming a victim of verbal and emotional abuse.
“There was a lot of shame attached to that label: of victim… When it happens in your home behind closed doors with someone you love, it’s not as straightforward. If a stranger did this — as it was pointed out to me — if a stranger did this it would be a no-brainer.”
She encourages viewers to come forward, raise their voices, and speak up. “We will not accept silence,” she says into the camera.
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(P.S. If you or someone you know is the victim of abuse, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 or TTY 1-800-787-3224. Visit www.thehotline.org for resources.)