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Halle Berry reflects on ‘abuse’ and ‘hardships’ she suffered


Berry has spoken publicly about being a “victim of domestic violence” and has long volunteered for the Jenesse Center Domestic Violence Intervention Program. At the 2015 unite4: humunity gala, she told the crowd, “I wasn’t married to a man who beat me up, but my mom was.”

The 55-year-old actress recalled that at the age of 5, she saw her mother being beaten “day after day”, being “kicked on the stairs” and hit her head with it. a bottle of wine.

“Knowing that she wanted nothing but her little daughters to see her as empowered and a strong woman – but having no way to make it – broke my heart,” Berry said. “She stayed too long and her children, my sister and I, saw too much and I suffered the damage of being a child of domestic violence.”

Moreover, Berry would have said People in 1996 that an ex-boyfriend punctured her eardrum while hitting her.

Talk with the NYT this week, she hinted that her fame hadn’t protected her from pain. “It didn’t spare me a heartache or a moment of fear or tears, trust me,” she shared.

bruised will hit theaters on November 17 before debuting on Netflix the following week.