Amber Heard has spoken about her experiences with domestic violence for the first time in a new PSA 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 in the video. “If a stranger did this, it would be a no brainer.”
Heard filed for divorce from Johnny Depp in May of this year and during the messy filing process she alleged physical abuse on the part of Depp throughout their marriage and filed for a restraining order. The pair agreed a divorce settlement in August after which Heard withdrew her allegations and request for a restraining order. Heard then donated her entire divorce settlement to the American Civil Liberties Union and the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles. Depp is not mentioned by name in the video.
The video ends with a call to action from Heard, encouraging other women who've suffered from domestic violence to speak up.
“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.”
We urge anyone affected by this story over the past few months to seek help. Organisations such as Women's Aid who do incredible work, day in, day out.