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Amber Heard Made A Domestic Abuse PSA And It's Incredibly Emotional

"We together as women, standing shoulder-to-shoulder, cannot and will not any longer accept silence."

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In May of this year, Amber Heard accused Johnny Depp of physical and verbal abuse, filing for a restraining order and divorce.

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After a very public split — in which Depp firmly denied the abuse allegations — the couple came to a settlement and released a joint statement.

"Our relationship was intensely passionate and at times volatile, but always bound by love," the pair said. "Neither party has made false accusations for financial gain. There was never any intent of physical or emotional harm."Heard donated the $7 million she was awarded in the settlement to charity.
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"Our relationship was intensely passionate and at times volatile, but always bound by love," the pair said. "Neither party has made false accusations for financial gain. There was never any intent of physical or emotional harm."

Heard donated the $7 million she was awarded in the settlement to charity.

But now Heard has teamed up with the website Girlgaze to release a PSA on domestic violence.

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The campaign starts off with Heard addressing the disbelief many women feel when abuse happens to them.

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Because the abuse is done by someone you love, it can often be difficult to know what to do next.

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Heard became teary-eyed as she talked about the importance of opening up to people you can trust about the abuse.

"Telling someone safe is the beginning of choosing yourself," she said. "If I hadn’t had that—if I hadn’t had a few people that I really trust around me, a few women, a few friends—if I hadn’t had them around me… how different my life would be."
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"Telling someone safe is the beginning of choosing yourself," she said. "If I hadn’t had that—if I hadn’t had a few people that I really trust around me, a few women, a few friends—if I hadn’t had them around me… how different my life would be."

“I have a unique opportunity to remind other women not only that this doesn’t have to be the way it is, but you don’t have to do it alone." Heard continued, "You’re not alone."

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She then called for a more honest cultural discussion about violence against women.

"Violence against women isn’t limited to actual physical violence," Heard said. "It is also about how we deal with it, and how we talk about it in the media and in our culture. And us taking responsibility for it is what really needs to change."
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"Violence against women isn’t limited to actual physical violence," Heard said. "It is also about how we deal with it, and how we talk about it in the media and in our culture. And us taking responsibility for it is what really needs to change."

Heard ended by stating that women, standing together, will no longer accept silence.

"Speak up, speak up," Heard urged. "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."
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"Speak up, speak up," Heard urged. "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."