Amber Heard domestic violence PSA

Amber Heard’s Emotional PSA About Domestic Violence: ‘I’m Strong, Smart, I’m Not A Victim’

Amber Heard – ex-wife to Johnny Depp – got emotional during a #GirlGaze PSA focused on domestic violence.

The emotional PSA on domestic violence by Amber Heard was shared on Friday, November 25. As you may recall, more than three months have passed since Amber Heard finally reached a settlement in her grueling divorce with Johnny Depp.

You can watch the two-minute emotional PSA from Amber Heard focused on domestic violence below.

During the two-minute PSA, Amber Heard gazes directly into the camera as she recites a lot of inner dialogue that really resonates with victims of domestic violence.

“How is this happening to me? I’m strong. I’m smart. I’m not a victim,” are the words Amber Heard uses to introduce the emotional PSA on domestic violence.

“There is a lot of shame attached to that label of victim. It happens to so many women. When it happens to you behind closed doors, with someone you love, it’s not that straightforward. If a stranger did this … it would be a no-brainer.”

In the two-minute PSA, Amber Heard explains how different it is for someone to be abused and victimized by someone who is supposed to love them as opposed to being abused by someone who is a complete stranger.


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Per Us Weekly, you can see Amber Heard’s eyes fill with tears in the PSA as she recalls the support system of women that she was blessed to have when she filed for a domestic violence restraining order against Johnny Depp in order to protect herself. Amber Heard did later withdrawal the restraining order.

“If I hadn’t had a few people that I really trust around me, a few women … if I didn’t have them around me, how different my life would’ve been,” Heard says during the PSA. Would she have still filed the restraining order against Johnny Depp for domestic violence if hadn’t had the support around her? That seems to be what she suggests with the statement above.

In the emotional PSA, Amber Heard also goes on to talk about domestic violence awareness. She talks about how important it is to understand that violence against woman is not just physical violence.

“It is also about how we deal with it and how we talk about it in the media culture. We need to take responsibility for how we talk about these things.”

If there was nothing else women took away from her PSA on domestic violence, she wanted women to know how important their voice was. She claimed it was the most important and powerful thing a woman in the situation she was in has.

Amber Heard speaks out about domestic violence
Amber Heard and ex-husband Johnny Depp [Image by Alison Buck/Getty Images]

Amber Heard first filed for divorce against Johnny Depp in May of this year following rumors that Depp was both physically and verbally abusive throughout their entire four-year relationship as a couple.

Per Us Weekly, the couple spent months engaged in an ugly divorce that involved a lot of back-and-forth accusations before the divorce was finally settled in August of this year. As part of the settlement, it was agreed that Depp would pay Amber Heard roughly $7 million.

How does the emotional PSA of Amber Heard on domestic violence make you feel? Share your thoughts on her PSA or her divorce with Johnny Depp with us in the comments section located below.

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