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Amber Heard zeigt den Opfern häuslicher Gewalt, dass sie nicht allein sind.

Die Schauspielerin, die gerade in den letzten Zügen der Scheidung von Johnny Depp steckt, schrieb einen emotionalen Aufsatz für die Dezember Ausgabe des Porter Magazins.

In diesem erklärt sie ihre Abneigung gegenüber dem Begriff "Opfer" und warum sie Frauen weltweit darin bestärken will, den Mund aufzumachen statt still zu leiden.

"You are not alone. 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", begann sie ihr Schreiben.

"Let's start with the truth—the cold, hard truth. 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."

Die Magic Mike Darstellerin fügte hinzu "it takes real strength to come forward" und "it isn't easy to raise your voice, to stand up for yourself and your truth, and to do it alone.'"

 Schließlich schilderte Heard ihre eigene Sichtweise einer schweren Zeit, ohne dabei Namen zu nennen, und erklärt: "I was raised to be independent and self-reliant.  I was never given nor wanted the burden of dependency. I never felt like anyone would or could rescue me, so naturally I resented the label of ‘victim.'"

Heard beendete ihr Schreiben mit einer kraftvolle Botschaft an alle, die ähnliches erlebt haben: "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."