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Amber Heard filed for divorce from Johnny Depp earlier this year, stating in a court filing that the actor had been verbally and physically abusive to her throughout the entirety of their relationship. Now she has recorded a PSA for the GirlGaze Project about domestic violence and the importance of extricating oneself from such a relationship. Heard — who never mentions Depp by name in the emotional video — begins by explaining why so many women have trouble doing so: “When it happens in your home, behind closed doors, with someone you love, it’s not as straightforward. If a stranger did this…it would be a no-brainer.” Watch the full PSA below.
“Telling someone safe is the beginning of choosing yourself,” continues Heard, who donated the $7 million she received from her divorce »
- Michael Nordine
In honor of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Towards Women, actress Amber Heard is opening up about her own experiences as a victim of domestic violence.
"I guess there was a lot of shame attached to that label of 'victim,'" Heard said in an emotional video shared to Facebook by the GirlGaze Project. "It happens to so many women. When it happens in your home, behind closed doors, with someone you love, it's not as straightforward."
"If a stranger did this it would be a no-brainer," Heard added.
Heard recently finalized her divorce from ex-husband Johnny Depp after a lengthy and contentious legal battle in which Heard claimed Depp was physically and emotionally abusive. The couple ended up settling their divorce for $7 million.
Depp has consistently denied any allegations of domestic abuse or wrongdoing during the duration of their divorce »
Amber Heard is speaking out to eliminate violence against women.
The actress partnered with the #GirlGaze Project for a new video about domestic violence, and briefly shares her personal story while fighting back tears.
“I guess there was a lot of shame attached to that, the label of victim. It happens to so many women you know, when it happens in your home behind closed doors with someone you love it’s not straightforward,” Heard, 30, says. “If a stranger did this as it was pointed out to me if a stranger did this it would be a no brainer.”
In a page out of Colin Kaepernick’s book, singer Danasia Lawrence kneeled during her performance of the national anthem at the AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami on Friday â. a move in solidarity withÂ the Black Lives Matter movement.
Lawrence wore a “Black Lives Matter” T-shirt under her blazer as she sang theÂ “The Star-Spangled Banner” before the Maimi Heat took on the PhiladelphiaÂ 76ers.Â Afterwards, she took to Facebook to explain her what went down ahead of the game.
“When I took the opportunity to sing the national anthem at the Heat game, »
- Dave Quinn
4 items from 2016
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