Amber Heard has just spoken out against domestic violence for the second time publicly, writing an open letter for Porter magazine.
Addressing the letter to her "silent sisters," Heard alluded to her personal experience with the subject in a similar manner to the PSA she released last month. The actress filed for divorcefrom Johnny Depp in May citing irreconcilable differences. That same week, she was also granted a temporary restraining order after alleging that Depp had physically and emotionally abused her throughout their relationship.
'"You are not alone," she wrote in the letter. "You may have suffered alone behind closed doors, but you are not alone. You need to know that. I want to remind you of your strength, a strength that has been multiplied by the number of women who stand silently behind you—a truth that allowed me to break down the doors I once found myself behind."
"Let's start with the truth—the cold, hard truth," Heard continued. "When a woman comes forward to speak out about injustice or her suffering, instead of aid, respect and support, she will be met with hostility, skepticism, and shame. Her motives will be questioned and her truth ignored."
"I never felt like anyone would or could rescue me, so naturally I resented the label of 'victim,'" she concluded. "As I write this today, I can promise every woman who is suffering in silence, you are not alone. You may not see us, but we are there."
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