Amber Heard recently partnered with #GirlGaze Project to release a domestic violence PSA. The PSA comes after Heard’s very public divorce from Johnny Depp earlier this year. In May 2016, Heard brought domestic abuse allegations against Depp, but eventually dropped the suit in August when Depp settled for $7 million.
In the PSA, Heard gets emotional while revealing personal details about her own experience with domestic violence. She shares the thoughts that went through her own head during the abuse, such as “How is this happening to me?” Heard addresses the fact that abuse can happen “in your home behind closed doors.” Heard fights back tears at one point when she says, “telling someone safe is the beginning of choosing yourself.” Heard speaks directly to abuse survivors, saying, “You are not alone.”
In the video, Heard recognizes the “unique opportunity” she has to bring awareness to the issue from being in the public eye. Heard encourages the media and people in general to change the way we talk about domestic violence. She implores viewers to, “Speak up. Raise your voice.”
Watch the full PSA below to hear the rest of Heard’s moving words.
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