Domestic violence is not something that only exists in the lower classes of the society, and it is not something that only drunken husbands do to their wives. It can happen to anyone, from any background, and from any class. The only thing that matters is standing up for yourself and fighting it.
Here we bring you some Hollywood celebrities who had to face domestic violence, and who might just inspire you to stand up in your life too.
In 2009, Mariah Carrey confessed on the Larry King Live that she was mentally abused in her personal and professional life by husband Tommy Mottola.
In her violent marriage with Bobby Brown, Houston often ended up being beaten black and blue.
Madonna and her Oscar award-winning husband Sean Penn split-up in 1988 because of Penn's violent outbursts which he would often direct towards her.
Tina Turner was raped and given cigarette burns all over her body by her husband, Ike. In her autobiography, Turner mentioned the incidents which Ike said were accurate.
Halle Berry admitted that her ex-boyfriend once hit her so hard on the ear that it led to the injury. She never mentioned his name, though.
Pamela Anderson was kicked by Tommy Lee Jones while she was holding their child. Jones served jail time for this.
Mel Gibson admitted that he had hit his ex-wife Oksana in a fit of fury. Later it was revealed that he had also broken her teeth.
Charlie Sheen had verbally abused his then-wife, Denise Richards. He had also threatened to kill her.