Women’s Aid statement on Johnny Depp domestic abuse allegations

28th May 2016

Polly Neate, Chief Executive of Women’s Aid, said:

“The allegations of domestic abuse against Johnny Depp are extremely serious. If they are found to be true, we hope that he faces the consequences of his actions as any other perpetrator should have to – regardless of the fact that he is wealthy, powerful and famous. As I have stated before,  the ‘hero culture’ that can surround famous men should not distort our reactions to abusive actions. Domestic abuse is a violation of human rights, and robust consequences are essential for all perpetrators, no matter who they are, to send the message out that society does not tolerate or condone your abuse. There are no excuses.”

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