Amber Heard got emotional in a #GirlGaze Project PSA about domestic violence, three months after Amber Heard divorced Johnny Depp amid a storm of publicity.
Released for the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, speaks out about eliminating violence against women in the video.
“It happens to so many women. When it happens in your home, behind close doors with someone you love, it’s not as straightforward,” Heard says. “If a stranger did this, it would be a no brainer.”
“If I hadn’t had a few people that I really trust around me, a few women support, a few friends. If I hadn’t had them around me, how different my life would be,” Heard continued.
“As a woman having gone through this in the public arena that I did, I have a unique opportunity to remind other women that this doesn’t have to be the way it is, you don’t have to do it alone, you’re not alone and also we can change this,” she says in the video.
Heard does not mention Depp’s name in the PSA, but still speaks from experience.
“We need to take responsibility for how we talk about these things,” she says. “It’s the only way that people are going to feel comfortable coming forward.”
"Speak up. Speak up. Raise your voice. Your voice is the most powerful thing and we, together, as women standing shoulder to shoulder, cannot, and will not, any longer accept silence."