Amber Heard is raising awareness of domestic violence with a new PSA released months after settling her divorce with Johnny Depp, whom she previously accused of abusing her throughout their short marriage.
Heard speaks about what abuse feels like in the two-minute video released Friday, on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, in partnership with the Girl Gaze Project.
The actress never mentions Depp in the video ― she is reportedly bound by a confidentiality clause per their divorce agreement ― but it’s clear that she’s speaking from experience.
“I guess there was a lot of shame attached to that label of ‘victim,’” Heard says in the video. “It happens to so many women. When it happens in your home, behind closed doors, with someone you love, it’s not as straightforward. If a stranger did this it would be a no-brainer.”