Famous actress Amber Heard has decided to speak about domestic violence and it surely seems that the subject has not been easy for her. The actress got quite emotional during the talk.
Most likely, her reaction was given by her own experience, as Amber has earlier this year accused Johnny Depp of abusing her throughout their entire relationship. Amber filed for divorce from the actor and obtained a restraining order against him.
After weeks of rumors and speculation, Amber and Johnny finally decided to settle their divorce. It has been claimed that the actor donated $7 million in the divorce settlement to charities focused on stopping violence against women.
So, in a new PSA video, Amber talked about domestic violence and urged women who are in abusive relationships to speak up. The video was created in partnership with #GirlGaze Project. Amber is visibly emotional in this video. She actually finds it difficult to hold back her tears while she shares her own story. “How is this happening to me? You know? I’m strong. I’m smart. I’m not a victim,” the star said.
“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,” she went on to add. “If a stranger did this, it would be a no brainer.”
Amber also revealed the importance of having friends to speak to and revealed that this has helped her a lot and has actually helped her deal with the abuse. “If I hadn’t had a few people that I really trust around me – a few women, a few friends – if I didn’t have them around me, how different my life would be,” she said.
Of course, Amber made this video with a purpose and this is to urge other women who have been in a similar situation to “speak up.” Amber ensured these women that they are not alone and that they can change their situation and improve their lives. The actress also said that a violent relationship is not how things should be.